Fwupd 1.9.17 Adds Firmware Updating For ASUS DC201 & Realtek RTS541x

Written by Michael Larabel in LVFS on 22 April 2024 at 02:31 PM EDT. 6 Comments
Richard Hughes of Red Hat has announced the released of Fwupd 1.9.17, the newest update to this open-source solution for system and device firmware updating under Linux that is paired with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for a streamlined user experience.

Fwupd 1.9.17 brings a number of changes to benefit different device firmware handling, fixing a potential crash scenario, properly showing SPDX project licenses that have an "AND" delimiter for multiple licenses, verifying that system calls are being filtered correctly on start-up, and other fixes.

New device support in Fwupd 1.9.17 is for the ASUS DC201 and the Realtek Gen1 RTS541x.

ASUS DC-201 USB-C dock

The ASUS DC201 is a dual 4K USB-C dock that has Gigabit Ethernet and multiple USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A and Type-C ports. This dock/dongle supports driving up to dual 4K @ 60Hz displays and can handle up to 100 Watt USB-C power delivery. And now with Fwupd 1.9.17, this USB-C dock's firmware can be nicely updated under Linux. The Realtek Gen1 RTS541x meanwhile is a USB hub controller.

Fwupd 1.9.17 downloads and more details on GitHub.
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