Fwupd 1.8.7 Released With Linux Firmware Updating Support For More Hardware

Written by Michael Larabel in LVFS on 9 November 2022 at 12:07 PM EST. 4 Comments
Fwupd 1.8.7 is out today with support for updating more device firmware under Linux for different hardware as well as various fixes and other enhancements.

Fwupd 1.8.7 is now able to measure system integrity when installing UEFI updates, switches over to XZ compression on metadata for reducing bandwidth usage by about 25%, and fixes a variety of bugs affecting prior Fwupd releases.

There is a lot of new hardware support that can handle firmware updating with Fwupd, including:
- Anker Thunderbolt 4 Mini Hub
- ELAN haptic hardware
- Fingerprint lenfy devices
- Goodix GF3258WNC
- Intel discrete GPUs (experimental)
- More Star Labs laptops
- QSI Godzilla Creek Reference Hub

Continued support for Star Labs laptops is nice along with the other peripheral support. Initial firmware updating support for Intel discrete GPUs is also great. This dGPU firmware updating support has also been cleared up by Intel around the GSC/HECI handling -- see that article update for more details, but this plug-in can in fact work on AMD systems.

Downloads and more details on Fwupd 1.8.7 via GitHub.
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