fwupd is an open-source daemon for serving to update a device’s firmware on Linux.
fwupd downloads firmware from the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS), which is a reputable website that allows hardware suppliers to provide their firmware updates.
This article will show you how to update firmware on Ubuntu using fwupd as we go through below.
Get fwupd by the terminal on Ubuntu
You can check if fwupd is installed with the command:
$ sudo apt list --installed fwupd
If it is installed, terminal will appear as shown above
$ sudo apt install fwupd
Steps to update the firmware on Ubuntu
List all detected devices by fwupd:
$ fwupdmgr get-devices
Get the newest metadata from the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS):
$ fwupdmgr refresh
List available updates on the system:
$ fwupdmgr get-updates
$ fwupdmgr update
You’ve already gone through the details of how to update firmware on Ubuntu using fwupd.
Thanks for reading.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.