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Re: Unusable Realtek NIC after upgrading to NetBSD 9

Engrampa is the archive manager of MATE.

The files besides the .bin have .exe, .dll and .sys suffixes, likely the firmware update utility for Windows users.
_If your BIOS has a firmware update functionality_, it will be able to do the job safely, or will issue an error message it it can't.
I have applied this technique to an Intel NUC and it is what I've observed.
The only risk then is to use an improper firmware and brick the laptop, but I think you have already checked that.

You may also want to check the release notes of the firmware update to see if it is worth applying.

On 18/09/2020 11:02, Rocky Hotas wrote:
On set 17 13:13, Vincent DEFERT wrote:
I have extracted it using Engrampa and made a tgz archive with the files in
You can download it here:

There's a .bin file in it, I think it's all you need on your USB stick.
Thanks, I didn't know Engrampa. I'm quite hesitant, being this is a
non-standard procedure: what if, during the BIOS installation, the program
requires the missing files and doesn't find them?
I'm not familiar with BIOS updates, the only thing I know is if something
goes wrong, the laptop could become useless.

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