BIOS guide

You could use a monitoring service that notifies you of changes on a page to get an alert when the BIOS page changes.
I use, but there are others out there, often free for small number of watches.

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I got a 13th gen intel chip a month or two ago, and didn’t touch the bios.

sudo dmidecode -s bios-version is 03.03


There is! Now I need to go find the script that enables that feature…

Edit: Found it

I had the keylightd script installed when I got my 12th Gen Intel, just upgraded to Ryzen 7040 series, and it’s now broken. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling, no dice.

Any advice?

Check out the recent 7 or 8 posts in the topic about the EC, which talks about differences on talking to the EC on the new AMD systems. I suspect it is related and a solution has been provided.

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Funny enough, you don’t actually need to do this! The firmware disables the media functions when there is no OS running. :slight_smile:


I’ve been trying to update my bios as there are a few dmesg things which don’t make sense and there was an intermittent freeze thing, and the internet suggested it might be bios.

That is, [RESOLVED] Suspend behavior on AMD running Fedora 39 is the only thing which has the same dmesg output on these fora and that problem was fixed with a bios update.

(my dmesg looks like this:

[12336.252647] [drm:amdgpu_dm_process_dmub_aux_transfer_sync [amdgpu]] *ERROR* wait_for_completion_timeout timeout!
[12346.493098] [drm:amdgpu_dm_process_dmub_aux_transfer_sync [amdgpu]] *ERROR* wait_for_completion_timeout timeout!
[12356.732667] [drm:amdgpu_dm_process_dmub_aux_transfer_sync [amdgpu]] *ERROR* wait_for_completion_timeout timeout!
[12366.972860] [drm:amdgpu_dm_process_dmub_aux_transfer_sync [amdgpu]] *ERROR* wait_for_completion_timeout timeout!

going back a very long way )

So I tried to update the bios and then hit another problem:

hannnah@butternut:~$ sudo fwupdmgr refresh
[sudo] password for hannnah: 
Failed to connect to daemon: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.fwupd: Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.fwupd': timed out (service_start_timeout=25000ms)

so now i have two problems. anyone know how to solve either?