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Installing updates from the LVFS

The LVFS is a secure web service that allows users to securely download metadata about available updates and optionally, the updates themselves.

This guide will show you how to install updates from the LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service).

1 Installation

Open the Gnome Launcher and click on Terminal. Once Terminal is open, run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starlabs/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install fwupd libfwupd2
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2 Check for Updates

From your terminal window, type in the below command:

fwupdmgr refresh

3 Install Updates

From your terminal window, type in the below command:

fwupdmgr update

4 Enter password

Click on the install button.
If prompted, enter your password.

5 Reboot

The update will install upon the next reboot cycle.
Make sure power stays connected during the update.
This may take 2-3 minutes to complete.
Do not power off the machine during the update.

6 Enable testing updates (optional)

If you would like to test the latest updates before their official release, type the below command into your terminal window:

fwupdmgr enable-remote lvfs-testing