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fwupd is a simple daemon allowing you to update some devices' firmware, including UEFI for several machines.

Supported devices are listed here and more are to come.


To use and install fwup daemon and user space client, add following part to your config:

services.fwupd.enable = true;


To display all devices detected by fwupd:

$ fwupdmgr get-devices
Note: Listed devices may not be updatable through fwupd (e.g. Intel integrated graphics). Alternative vendor solutions may be provided instead.

To download the latest metadata from the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS):

$ fwupdmgr refresh

To list updates available for any devices on the system:

$ fwupdmgr get-updates

To install updates:

$ fwupdmgr update
  • Updates that can be applied live will be done immediately.
  • Updates that run at bootup will be staged for the next reboot.
  • The root user may be required to perform certain device updates.