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fwupd project support

Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:36 am

I would love to see support for fwupd project in solus. What do u think

http://fwupd.org.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com

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kyrios
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Re: fwupd project support

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:12 am

DGMurdockIII wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:36 am
I would love to see support for fwupd project in solus. What do u think

http://fwupd.org.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com
It is foreseen, but it is not a priority : https://dev.solus-project.com/T2532#57005

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Re: fwupd project support

Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:31 pm

That's nice to hear that it's allready being looked in to becose more intagration with it is going to be worked in with next Linux kernel

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Re: fwupd project support

Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi, I have a Dell XPS 13 and used fwupdmgr in Ubuntu to update my firmware. Now I am using Solus and tried to install fwupd with snap, i.e. as root user (or with sudo):

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snap install uefi-fw-tools
snap connect uefi-fw-tools:fwupdmgr uefi-fw-tools:fwupd
uefi-fw-tools.fwupdmgr refresh
uefi-fw-tools.fwupdmgr get-devices
However, the only thing it finds is:

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XPS 13 9360
  Guid:                 5ff..................
  DeviceID:             UEFI-5ff........
  Provider:             UEFI
  Flags:                internal|allow-offline|require-ac|supported
  Version:              0.2.4.2
  VersionLowest:        0.2.4.2
  Created:              2018-01-23
What am I missing?

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Re: fwupd project support

Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:52 pm

Are there any updates on fwupd support?
If it's already integrated I'd love to know how to use it.

Typing fwupd in the terminal gives me an "command not found" message.

I think with that many security issues with intel processors lately this is becoming an increasingly important tool.

Software: Solus Budgie | NVidia proprietary drivers
Hardware: Asus N552VW | intel Core i7 6700HQ | NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] | Intel HD Graphics 530 | Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 | Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet

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Re: fwupd project support

Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:56 pm

solus_user wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:52 pm
Are there any updates on fwupd support?
If it's already integrated I'd love to know how to use it.

Typing fwupd in the terminal gives me an "command not found" message.

I think with that many security issues with intel processors lately this is becoming an increasingly important tool.

https://dev.solus-project.com/T2532

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Re: fwupd project support

Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 am

Note that Solus uses microcode updates on boot, so will ensure it gets a later version regardless of whether your motherboard vendor has released a BIOS update.

This shouldn't have been committed (and was pulled) as it needs proper integration.

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Re: fwupd project support

Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:15 pm

Okay, thanks for the update!
So is there a way around this (without using windows)?
Can it be done with a live system (i.e. ubuntu via usb)?

Software: Solus Budgie | NVidia proprietary drivers
Hardware: Asus N552VW | intel Core i7 6700HQ | NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] | Intel HD Graphics 530 | Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 | Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet

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Re: fwupd project support

Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:18 pm

solus_user wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Okay, thanks for the update!
So is there a way around this (without using windows)?
Can it be done with a live system (i.e. ubuntu via usb)?
Depends on your hardware... I can update my computer's BIOS from a fat32 formatted USB, doesn't have to be bootable.. I just have to copy the .exe on it.
For my SSD firmware, I can make a bootable USB with freedos, ...

I never have to use windows.

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