W:Possible missing firmware/lib/firmware/for module r8169

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W:Possible missing firmware/lib/firmware/for module r8169

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2019-11-13 03:16

Hi!I have installed Debian 10.1 Buster 64 bit on my laptop.

I ran command apt update && apt upgrade as below and the following firmware warnings appeared.Is this something I should be concerned about and how can I fix it?

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# apt update && apt upgrade
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:3 http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease                       
Hit:4 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease                             
Hit:5 http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease     
Hit:6 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease                           
Hit:7 https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org buster InRelease               
Ign:8 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable InRelease                   
Hit:2 http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease     
Hit:9 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:10 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease
Hit:12 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates InRelease
Hit:13 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable Release
Hit:15 http://deb.debian.org/debian-debug buster-debug InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
6 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0 gir1.2-webkit2-4.0 libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18
  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 linux-image-4.19.0-6-amd64 linux-libc-dev
6 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 66.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 56.3 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 amd64 2.26.2-1~deb10+1 [12.0 MB]
Get:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 amd64 2.26.2-1~deb10+1 [5,098 kB]
Get:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 gir1.2-webkit2-4.0 amd64 2.26.2-1~deb10+1 [130 kB]
Get:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0 amd64 2.26.2-1~deb10+1 [82.0 kB]
Get:5 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 linux-image-4.19.0-6-amd64 amd64 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 [48.0 MB]
Get:6 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 linux-libc-dev amd64 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 [1,234 kB]
Fetched 66.5 MB in 1min 40s (665 kB/s)                                         
Reading changelogs... Done
(Reading database ... 264641 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../0-libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37_2.26.2-1~deb10+1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) over (2.26.1-3~deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../1-libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18_2.26.2-1~deb10+1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) over (2.26.1-3~deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../2-gir1.2-webkit2-4.0_2.26.2-1~deb10+1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gir1.2-webkit2-4.0:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) over (2.26.1-3~deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../3-gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0_2.26.2-1~deb10+1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) over (2.26.1-3~deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../4-linux-image-4.19.0-6-amd64_4.19.67-2+deb10u2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-4.19.0-6-amd64 (4.19.67-2+deb10u2) over (4.19.67-2+deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../5-linux-libc-dev_4.19.67-2+deb10u2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-libc-dev:amd64 (4.19.67-2+deb10u2) over (4.19.67-2+deb10u1) ...
Setting up libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) ...
Setting up linux-libc-dev:amd64 (4.19.67-2+deb10u2) ...
Setting up gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) ...
Setting up linux-image-4.19.0-6-amd64 (4.19.67-2+deb10u2) ...
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools:
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.19.0-6-amd64
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_dmc_ver1_07.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/skl_dmc_ver1_27.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_04.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/cnl_dmc_ver1_07.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/glk_dmc_ver1_04.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_ver9_39.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_guc_ver9_29.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/skl_guc_ver9_33.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_huc_ver02_00_1810.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_huc_ver01_07_1398.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/skl_huc_ver01_07_1398.bin for module i915
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub:
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-6-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.19.0-6-amd64
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-5-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.19.0-5-amd64
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found memtest86+ multiboot image: /boot/memtest86+_multiboot.bin
done
Setting up libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) ...
Setting up gir1.2-webkit2-4.0:amd64 (2.26.2-1~deb10+1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.28-10) ...
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Re: W:Possible missing firmware/lib/firmware/for module r816

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-11-13 05:39

4joeyirosh1 wrote:Is this something I should be concerned about

The module is for your ethernet card, how is that working?

4joeyirosh1 wrote:how can I fix it?

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empty@E485:~ $ apt-file search /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw                     
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw
empty@E485:~ $
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Re: W:Possible missing firmware/lib/firmware/for module r816

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2019-11-13 12:26

My output of the apt search command is exactly like yours as below.So how do we fix the issue?
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$ apt-file search /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw


I never use ethernet card since I am always on wifi so would not know if the card is ok.
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Re: W:Possible missing firmware/lib/firmware/for module r816

Postby worksAsIntended » 2019-11-13 12:39

If you got a realtek ethernet card (check using lspci) you can install the firmware-realtek package.
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Re: W:Possible missing firmware/lib/firmware/for module r816

Postby kedaha » 2019-11-13 13:01

4joeyirosh1 wrote:I never use ethernet card since I am always on wifi so would not know if the card is ok.

The card is OK and there is no need to install the firmware-realtek package; it may work perfectly well without it anyway. I have a Realtek Ethernet device and it works fine without its proprietary binary firmware. However, some folks are finicky and might install it just to get rid of the "Possible missing firmware" warning.
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