How to Update Linux Firmware on Kali Guide

January 11, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Updating Firmware

  1. 2. Downloading Firmware

    So to Download Linux Drivers Firmware
    Access the Downloads Folder:

    cd ~/Downloads

    And then clone the Git Archive with:

    git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git

    Possibly, to install Git run:

    sudo apt install git
  2. 3. Updating Firmware

    Now to Update Kali Linux Firmware
    First, set the SuperUser as owner:

    sudo chown -R root:root linux-firmware/

    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
    Then possibly, make a backup of the existing one:

    sudo cp -r /lib/firmware /lib/firmware.bak

    Next remove the current Firmware Directory:

    sudo rm -rf /lib/firmware

    And switch the Firmware into the target:

    sudo mv linux-firmware /lib/firmware

    Finally, to reboot play:

    sudo reboot

    After you can safely remove the old Firmware with:

    sudo rm -rf /lib/firmware.bak

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