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How to install intel-microcode on Debian Unstable (Sid)


Install intel-microcode

Installing intel-microcode package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install intel-microcode

intel-microcode package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Non-Free
name intel-microcode
version 3.20151106.1
description Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs
subsection admin
website feeds.downloadcenter.intel.com / rss / 
maintainer Henrique de Moraes Holschuh

Uninstall intel-microcode

To remove just intel-microcode package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove intel-microcode

Uninstall intel-microcode and it’s dependent packages

To remove the intel-microcode package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove intel-microcode

Purging intel-microcode

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of intel-microcode from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge intel-microcode

To delete configuration and/or data files of intel-microcode and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove intel-microcode

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