Initramfs update - missing firmware modules

I ran an update and got this list of warnings about missing firmware modules

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.136ubuntu6.6) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.11.0-34-generic
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/skl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/glk_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/cml_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/icl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i9
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W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/ehl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/ehl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/tgl_huc_7.5.0.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/tgl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/tgl_huc_7.5.0.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/tgl_guc_49.0.1.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/dg1_dmc_ver2_02.bin for module i915

Looking for a fix, I found this: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/556946/possible-missing-firmware-lib-firmware-i915-for-module-i915 which suggests to go here https://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/sources/linux-firmware/i915/ and download the individual missing modules and to place them here: /lib/firmware/i915/

Is this safe to do? Is there a better way to fix this issue?

Why is my 3 wk old, new install of Zorin 16 pro missing firmware modules?

It's safe to do so, but not really necessary, either.

That warning notes possible missing modules. Oftentimes, this warning shows that there is a "placeholder" in the kernel, holding that spot for additions (or even removals) resulting in the next kernel update getting rid of those warnings (Which is most often the case).
Your 3wk old isn't broken. Just whiny. :wink:

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Ha! Fantastic. First it was the kids, now the computer... it never ends, lamo.

But good to know. Thanks!

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