Sphinx installation error with "$ sudo firmwared"


I am urrently trying to to install sphinx and have been following the steps but terminal gets stuck on the following command:

$ sudo firmwared

Below is the output to the console, i have let it run for a couple of hours but nothing seems to be happening.

I firmwared_main: firmwared[2098] starting
I firmwared_firmwares: indexing firmwares from folder ‘/usr/share/firmwared/firmwares/’
I firmwared_firmwares: done indexing firmwares

Is there something i’m missing?

Kind regards,


That is completely normal. firmwared is a daemon that runs in the background. The recommended way to start firmwared is:

sudo systemctl start firmwared.service
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