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What is firmware

Firmware is the low level software in integrated circuits that controls how a certain piece of hardware should work.

In most cases you will have to use Windows and the correct software from the vendor to update you device firmware, this is important as bug fixes or features could be added to your device directly from the vendor.

On Linux there is fwupd that allows to update devices firmware, that the vendor added support for, there is a list of supported devices and user documentation.

pamac install fwupd

pamac install fwupd-efi

fwupdmgr --help

Pamac does not support firmware updates, alternatively you can install gnome-firmware as your firmware tool with a user interface, that also comes as a default with our Gnome edition.

pamac install gnome-firmware

ss-devices