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  • Fwupd 1.7.4 Supports More Hardware For Firmware Updating On Linux

    Phoronix: Fwupd 1.7.4 Supports More Hardware For Firmware Updating On Linux

    Lead Fwupd/LVFS developer Richard Hughes of Red Hat today released v1.7.4 for this open-souce utility to allow firmware updating on Linux of system motherboards and peripherals...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...1.7.4-Released

  • #2
    When are consumer motherboard manufacturers gonna come around and support this

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cytomax55 View Post
      When are consumer motherboard manufacturers gonna come around and support this
      Agreed! Imagine if fwupd+LVFS worked better than the manufacturer's official firmware upgrade tool...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cytomax55 View Post
        When are consumer motherboard manufacturers gonna come around and support this
        This.

        Motherboard manufacturers being uninterested in supporting Linux has to me been a notable absence for us. Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Biostar.... none of them are particularly active in the Linux world. Not that I'm aware of, if someone else knows more I'd like the information. This is a particular oddity given that a Linux user has most likely a higher probability to be deeply technical and by extension desirous of building their(our) own computers.

        Even Intel, who does quite a lot for the open source world - not their motherboard division.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

          Agreed! Imagine if fwupd+LVFS worked better than the manufacturer's official firmware upgrade tool...
          That's like, a very low bar to clear.

          But yes, absolutely, more hardware support in LVFS would be great!

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          • #6
            FWUPD looks like another attempt to solidify spying binary blobs in Linux machines and remove the impetus off open-sourcing crucial parts of equipment.


            IF you want to simply update FW now, you can do it with flashrom.
            No need to f**k around with centralized website FW server etcetc.

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            • #7
              Great, but all I want is PC desktop consumer motherboards.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
                FWUPD looks like another attempt to solidify spying binary blobs in Linux machines and remove the impetus off open-sourcing crucial parts of equipment.
                No, it's just another attempt to make user's life easier.
                You could also use fwupd to install open source firmware offline from a local file (or maybe, one day, an open source firmware only repo) if you want.
                It's nothing worst than any package manager which also could be used to install closed source package from proprietary repositories.

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                • #9
                  i really like fwupd, it is quite nifty

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
                    FWUPD looks like another attempt to solidify spying binary blobs in Linux machines and remove the impetus off open-sourcing crucial parts of equipment.


                    IF you want to simply update FW now, you can do it with flashrom.
                    No need to f**k around with centralized website FW server etcetc.
                    fwupd is a like a package manager for firmware, and LVFS is the repository where it by default downloads firmware images from. fwupd has multiple backend mechanisms for actually installing the image to the device, flashrom being one of them. There is no "fwupd vs flashrom" war.

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