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  • Fwupd 1.7.5 Adds New Hardware Support, Prepares For EOL/Alternative Firmware

    Phoronix: Fwupd 1.7.5 Adds New Hardware Support, Prepares For EOL/Alternative Firmware

    Fwupd 1.7.5 is out as the latest feature update to this open-source solution for updating system and component firmware under Linux that is easily distributed by the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...px=fwupd-1.7.5

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    Its such a great piece of software. The only thing I'm missing is more support for ssd and nvme drives. Sure I don't blame the devs of LVFS ...but the vendors of the drives
    Last edited by CochainComplex; 07 February 2022, 03:57 PM.

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    • #3
      *insert comment about motherboard support here*

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
        *insert comment about motherboard support here*
        *insert comment about those that are still purchasing systems/motherboards that don't support LVFS are, in fact, enablers to that lack of support*

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        • #5
          I think this would be nice to fight a bit against planned obsolence!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CommunityMember View Post

            *insert comment about those that are still purchasing systems/motherboards that don't support LVFS are, in fact, enablers to that lack of support*
            Are there any desktop motherboard manufacturers that actually support LVFS?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by osw89 View Post

              Are there any desktop motherboard manufacturers that actually support LVFS?
              Maybe people should just buy e.g. Dell laptops instead of standard ATX desktop PCs? Might be cheaper to repair and upgrade the desktop PCs, but why would anyone support Hitler and Stalin, when you could easily download and install the closed source firmware via LVFS?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by caligula View Post

                Maybe people should just buy e.g. Dell laptops instead of standard ATX desktop PCs? Might be cheaper to repair and upgrade the desktop PCs, but why would anyone support Hitler and Stalin, when you could easily download and install the closed source firmware via LVFS?
                Seriously: WHAT?!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by caligula View Post

                  Maybe people should just buy e.g. Dell laptops instead of standard ATX desktop PCs? Might be cheaper to repair and upgrade the desktop PCs, but why would anyone support Hitler and Stalin, when you could easily download and install the closed source firmware via LVFS?
                  Well at work I'm using Dell notebooks. The precision Line has quite a good quality and is rather easy to disassmble. LVFS support. I really like them.

                  But their Desktops are a nogo. Just have a look at variouse Linus Techtips, Jays2Cent, Hardware Nexus disassembly videos. They cut corners at any possible point but worst part they implement internal standards so eg you can't swap the rather crappy PSU. AFAIK they also have their own CPU cooler layout. If you want to have Vendorlockin hardware go and have dell.
                  Sure in the mobile sector it doesn't mater there is no free vendor independent standard.
                  But if you want to support a diversified Computer Hardware market with Common Standard so that you can freely choose your parts...stay away from Dell Desktop/Workstation Tower dispite their good Linux Support and LVFS for everything.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CommunityMember View Post
                    *insert comment about those that are still purchasing systems/motherboards that don't support LVFS are, in fact, enablers to that lack of support*
                    what modern motherboard supports lvfs?

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