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Title: intel-microcode (solved)
Post by: scifidude79 on May 17, 2019, 05:14:19 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.
Title: Re: intel-microcode
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 17, 2019, 07:16:36 pm
You should be able to remove it.
Title: Re: intel-microcode
Post by: scifidude79 on May 17, 2019, 07:43:55 pm
Sweet, thanks. I'll use Synaptic and look and see if anything "iffy" wants to come off to be sure.
Title: Re: intel-microcode
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 17, 2019, 07:53:35 pm
Not much benefit though .. it's just sitting there taking up disk space, but it's tiny
Title: Re: intel-microcode
Post by: scifidude79 on May 17, 2019, 07:58:43 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.
Title: Re: intel-microcode (solved)
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 17, 2019, 08:16:38 pm
Oh christ no .. don't remove linux-firmware :o

Wonder when they linked those 2 packages ?
Title: Re: intel-microcode (solved)
Post by: scifidude79 on May 17, 2019, 08:26:55 pm
I don't know, but it's not really surprising.
Title: Re: intel-microcode (solved)
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 17, 2019, 08:35:34 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 ?
Title: Re: intel-microcode (solved)
Post by: scifidude79 on May 17, 2019, 08:57:41 pm
I'm guessing the firmware writers weren't expecting it to be linked, that it happened when someone made the base OS.