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intel-microcode (solved)
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:14:19 pm »
Due to yet another security risk to Intel processors, there is of course another Band Aid firmware patch for Intel processors. However, I have an AMD processor. So, my question is, is there any reason I even need intel-microcode on my system, or can I just remove it? Would there be any dangerous side effects to removing it? I don't know why it wasn't removed during install, unless it's an integral part of the OS.
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Re: intel-microcode
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 10:16:36 pm »
You should be able to remove it.
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Re: intel-microcode
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 10:43:55 pm »
Sweet, thanks. I'll use Synaptic and look and see if anything "iffy" wants to come off to be sure.

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Re: intel-microcode
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 10:53:35 pm »
Not much benefit though .. it's just sitting there taking up disk space, but it's tiny
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Re: intel-microcode
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 10:58:43 pm »
I think I'll leave it where it is. It's a dependency for the Linux firmware. I'm guessing that's why it wasn't removed when the installer removed unused hardware support.

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Re: intel-microcode (solved)
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 11:16:38 pm »
Oh christ no .. don't remove linux-firmware :o

Wonder when they linked those 2 packages ?
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Re: intel-microcode (solved)
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 11:26:55 pm »
I don't know, but it's not really surprising.

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Re: intel-microcode (solved)
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 11:35:34 pm »
Seems kinda odd to me .. I mean if they're gonna link them (so it's installed even on AMD system), why not just include it in linux-firmware to begin with ?
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Re: intel-microcode (solved)
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 11:57:41 pm »
I'm guessing the firmware writers weren't expecting it to be linked, that it happened when someone made the base OS.