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  • The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Has Served Up More Than 5 Million Firmware Files

    Phoronix: The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Has Served Up More Than 5 Million Firmware Files

    The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS), which serves up system BIOS/firmware files from many different vendors as well as various devices so that hardware can see firmware updates under Linux and be updated via Fwupd, has served up more than five million firmware images...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rmwares-Served

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    and Phoeonix Tech joining LVFS
    Phoronix joining LVFS? Congratulations, Michael!

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    • #3
      It so cool. Recently bought a new laptop. Installed fedora. Got a bios update in gnome-software. Soon I won't need the bios.iso to bios.img, dd to usb-stick dance for thinkpads anymore in my company (at I always found relatively nice to have bios updates under linux at all)

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      • #4
        Would be nice if LVFS would start to get used for servers as well.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

          Phoronix joining LVFS? Congratulations, Michael!
          https://www.phoenix.com/

          Cheers,
          Mike

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          • #6
            Welp

            Code:
            $ fwupdmgr get-updates
            Firmware metadata has not been updated for 30 days and may not be up to date.
            
            Update now? (Requires internet connection) [y|N]: y
            Fetching metadata https://cdn.fwupd.org/downloads/firmware-testing.xml.gz
            Downloading?             [***************************************]
            Fetching signature https://cdn.fwupd.org/downloads/firmware-testing.xml.gz.asc
            
            Failed to update metadata for lvfs-testing: '48A6D80E4538BAC2' is not a valid signature

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            • #7
              Originally posted by caligula View Post
              Welp

              Code:
              $ fwupdmgr get-updates
              Firmware metadata has not been updated for 30 days and may not be up to date.
              
              Update now? (Requires internet connection) [y|N]: y
              Fetching metadata https://cdn.fwupd.org/downloads/firmware-testing.xml.gz
              Downloading? [***************************************]
              Fetching signature https://cdn.fwupd.org/downloads/firmware-testing.xml.gz.asc
              
              Failed to update metadata for lvfs-testing: '48A6D80E4538BAC2' is not a valid signature
              "The LVFS testing remote is an LVFS source that contains firmware that OEMs haven't yet widely distributed to customers. It's an LVFS remote that is disabled by default."

              So file a bug report?

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              • #8
                but noone is using Linux they said, ..! ;-)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Compartmentalisation View Post

                  "The LVFS testing remote is an LVFS source that contains firmware that OEMs haven't yet widely distributed to customers. It's an LVFS remote that is disabled by default."

                  So file a bug report?
                  I just wanted to take a look at that repo since the stable ones don't offer my hardware any updates. There is actually a bug report about it, but it has been closed https://github.com/hughsie/fwupd/issues/391

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                  • #10
                    Absolutely love it. just for fun I'm plugging in all logitech unified usb receivers i get my hands on and update them

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