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  • #11
    Originally posted by hughsie View Post

    They do, but only for Lenovo branded drives. Tell them you want generic firmware on the LVFS too!
    Not on my Lenovo with Samsung SSD and this Lenovo is not even 2 years old...

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    • #12
      Originally posted by R41N3R View Post

      I do have the same notebook, but LFVS is not supported by Dell for this model as far as I know. Or did this change? Where do you get this error message?
      A "fwupdmgr get-devices" is enough to trigger this error.
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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      • #13
        Originally posted by hughsie View Post

        It's an option in the system firmware. Just enable "Capsule Updates" and reboot back to Linux.
        Then I guess it's not exposed because I've looked everywhere inside the UEFI interface and I didn't find anything like that (UEFI version is A20, Dell XPS 13 9343)
        ## VGA ##
        AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
        Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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        • #14
          Originally posted by R41N3R View Post
          I do have the same notebook, but LFVS is not supported by Dell for this model as far as I know. Or did this change?
          Dell has been pretty clear that it is their intention that recent devices are (or will be) supported, but older devices are not currently supported (and while they have not (or did not last I looked) stated it quite so explicitly, I suspect the answer is they never will add such support as after the sales of new hardware ends software support is a pure cost center, done primarily for business customers during the expected life cycle (around three-four years for laptops)).

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
            How to know which motherboards are supported?
            Ask the vendors? The LVFS site shows that a few manufacturers are evaluating support, but last I looked only one/two even suggested they were uploading anything.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by CommunityMember View Post
              ... but last I looked only one/two even suggested they were uploading anything.
              Have a look here: https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devices/

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              • #17
                Hope to see Acer join the other vendors too, having to install Windows to update firmware is a bit ehhhh..

                Seems they're in "Evaluating" status but have two devices supported, so that's something:

                https://fwupd.org/lvfs/search?value=acer

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                • #18
                  DMESG shows several bugs about the firmware on my machine. Is there a way to fix these issues? thanks

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                  • #19
                    My Logitech receiver remained on vulnerable firmware for years, until I installed fwupd and discovered by accident that a firmware update was available and that it fixed critical security bugs.

                    Also, I'd removed Windows entirely from my Thinkpad and only had Linux. The ability to install UEFI updates through Linux is awesome! I was actually suffering from that bug where the laptop wouldn't wake up from sleep sometimes when pressing the power button, and an update fixed it.

                    Much love and thanks to Richard, Logitech, Lenovo and all of the companies that uploaded firmware and helped develop fwupd/LVFS.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
                      What the hell are capsule updates? My Dell XPS 13 9343 says "UEFI Capsule updates not available or enabled" when trying to update the BIOS.
                      Are you booting in CSM/legacy mode or UEFI mode?

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