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  • #11
    This could be a really great tool for doing maintenance. It will increase the usefulness of the live Linux OS considerably as a maintenance utility.

    I do hope it comes with features to double check the correct model, and some form of signature checking to ensure validity.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by dwagner View Post
      Has anybody successfully updated the firmware of a Dell WD15 docking station using fwupd?

      I'm asking because the README.md at https://github.com/hughsie/fwupd/tre...r/plugins/dell suggests this to be possible, but in pretty vague wording - and when searching for reports on WD15 updates I can only find "does not work" statements, but without any reference to trying fwupd for this purpose.
      Just to respond to myself: I meanwhile found that fwupd version 1.2.4 is actually capable of updating WD15 docks (requires activation of the "lvfs-testing" remote).

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      • #13
        Originally posted by dwagner View Post

        Just to respond to myself: I meanwhile found that fwupd version 1.2.4 is actually capable of updating WD15 docks (requires activation of the "lvfs-testing" remote).
        So why would one update a dock? Does it contain some internal logic?

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        • #14
          Originally posted by caligula View Post
          So why would one update a dock? Does it contain some internal logic?
          Dell's "docks" are amalgamations of numerous I/O-chips, some of which contain upgradable firmware like, for example, the Synaptics Multi Stream Transport Hub chip in the WD15 dock, the firmware update to which Dell even calls "urgent" - see https://www.dell.com/support/home/us...dell-dock-wd15

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