Best Way to Update HP? Vendor, Debian, or Kernel?

Briefly describe your issue below:

Bricked my system and had to start over.
Since I don’t use Windows at all, HP Recommends that I Grab Updates For My HP ProDesk From https://www.kernel.org

Here are a few updates I need:
BIOS, Audio Driver, Chipset Driver, Graphics Driver, Nvidia Driver, Network Drivers, etc.

I wiped my HDD and did a fresh install of Parrotsec 4.7. Last night I was able to connect to the internet with my Alfa Awsus 1900, but not my TP-Link TL WN823N RTL8192EU. Today I am not able to connect to the internet using either one. I can use the interneted only with a wired connection.

I did sudo apt-get update and sudo parrot-upgrade. It returned an error that I was missing some firmware. I was able to solve this with this post. https://community.parrotsec.org/t/dell-xps-missing-firmware/8337

After I rebooted my system, I am still not able to connect to the internet wirelessly. I have messed with the BIOS settings to see if that was the issue. I changed the Power Management settings, port settings, etc and nothing has helped so far.

I am not good with kernel patches and don’t know which tarball to get from kernel.org. The newest stable download is 5.4.5 from kernel.org but ParrotSec is running 5.0.3-3.

Parrot docs mention to use Debian documentation

I am somewhat confused by conflicting info. Is it possible for me to run a Windows machine in a VM and get my updates from HP that way? Any advice would be very helpful!
Thanks in advance.

What version of Parrot are you running?
ParrotSec 4.7 (5.3.0-3parrot3-amd64)

What method did you use to install Parrot?
Debian Standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems?
no

If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:
Used these instructions to help with missing firmware (i915) https://community.parrotsec.org/t/dell-xps-missing-firmware/8337

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:

cat /proc/version
Linux version 5.3.0-3parrot3-amd64 (team@parrotsec.org) (gcc version 9.2.1 20191109 (Debian 9.2.1-19)) #1 SMP Parrot 5.3.9-3parrot3 (2019-11-23)

dmesg | grep Linux
0.000000] Linux version 5.3.0-3parrot3-amd64 (team@parrotsec.org) (gcc version 9.2.1 20191109 (Debian 9.2.1-19)) #1 SMP Parrot 5.3.9-3parrot3 (2019-11-23)
[ 0.158701] TOMOYO Linux initialized
[ 0.421840] ACPI: Added _OSI(Linux-Dell-Video)
[ 0.421840] ACPI: Added _OSI(Linux-Lenovo-NV-HDMI-Audio)
[ 0.421840] ACPI: Added _OSI(Linux-HPI-Hybrid-Graphics)
[ 0.448185] ACPI: [Firmware Bug]: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 1.204167] Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[ 1.380081] pps_core: LinuxPPS API ver. 1 registered
[ 1.381315] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 5.3.0-3parrot3-amd64 xhci-hcd
[ 1.382559] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 5.3.0-3parrot3-amd64 xhci-hcd

lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8813 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8814AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2357:0109 TP-Link TL WN823N RTL8192EU
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 05)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630 (rev 04)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series/Z370 Chipset Family USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH Thermal Subsystem
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH SATA controller [AHCI mode]
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH LPC Controller (Q270)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series/Z370 Chipset Family Power Management Controller
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH HD Audio
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation 200 Series/Z370 Chipset Family SMBus Controller
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (5) I219-L

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I found a solution to get my Alfa up and running. It is under this post:

Thanks again @DaDeNgDeNG :grinning::grinning::grinning:

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you are welcome :wink:
Glad I was able to help you with this :slight_smile:

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Have same problem … every thing up to date and installed and the adapters doesn’t show up and doesn’t give any errors … tons of searching for nothing ~~

Wish they fix it fast , veeery annoying ><

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What are the chipsets are you using?

Thx bro … already fixed it :sweat_smile:. Posted a reply how i fixed on another post

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