I am considering buying the framework DIY for linux.
I don’t see anywhere on the website to download firmware updates. Is this done by downloading a file, or are updates downloaded inside the UEFI?
If a firmware update file is downloaded, is it OS dependent (windows only) or can firmware updates be done from any OS (linux specifically)?
They will be putting BIOS updates on LVFS:
Note that we have since released 3.06 and an updated Driver Bundle:
Before we make any new Framework builds publicly available one of the most important aspects is to give our community a chance to evaluate the Framework BIOS and driver builds to provide feedback before we roll them out to all Framework users.
This is a really important step where we want to hear the community’s bug reports, sugg…
I just started using LVFS, it’s great. Unfortunately many manufacturers ignore it. It would be nice if the various components inside a Framework Laptop could be supported and the team will try to convince them:
I’m overjoyed that Framework supports LVFS for Linux.
Framework must be a fairly good Western Digital customer, with WD SN730s in their prebuilts and SN750s and SN850s offered in the DIY versions.
The SN850 is probably the world’s fastest SSD at the moment. I have one in my desktop and I ordered one for my Framework laptop.
I really wish WD wasn’t so unsupportive towards Linux. You can only update the firmware in their SSDs using their WD Dashboard Windows-only software. They don’t even publi…
Here’s the link to BIOS and drivers:
Per the article, BIOS updates are done within Windows, and under Linux via LVFS.
The latest beta release for 11th Gen,
Okay, thanks for the update. Let’s give it a few days or simply go the USB route in the meantime.