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fwupd
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[![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/hughsie/fwupd.png?branch=master)](https://travis-ci.org/hughsie/fwupd)
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This project aims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable.
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Additional information is available at the website: http://www.fwupd.org
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## Compiling

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The most up to date compilation instructions are available in the [Wiki](https://github.com/hughsie/fwupd/wiki/Compilation)
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LVFS
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This project is configured by default to download firmware from the [Linux Vendor
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Firmware Service (LVFS)](https://secure-lvfs.rhcloud.com/lvfs/).
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This service is available to all OEMs and firmware creators who would like to make
their firmware available to Linux users.
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You can find more information about the technical details of creating a firmware
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capsule in the hardware vendors section of the [fwupd website](http://www.fwupd.org).
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Basic usage flow (command line)
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If you have a device with firmware supported by fwupd, this is how you will check
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for updates and apply them using fwupd's command line tools.
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`# fwupdmgr get-devices`
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This will display all devices detected by fwupd.

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`# fwupdmgr refresh`
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This will download the latest metadata from LVFS.

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`# fwupdmgr get-updates`
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If updates are available for any devices on the system, they'll be displayed.

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`# fwupdmgr update`
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This will download and apply all updates for your system.

* Updates that can be applied live *(Online updates)* will be done immediately.
* Updates that require a reboot *(Offline updates)* will be staged for the next reboot.

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You can find more information about the update workflow in the end
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users section of the [fwupd website](http://www.fwupd.org).
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Other frontends
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Currently [GNOME Software](https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Software) is the only graphical
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frontend available.  When compiled with firmware support, it will check for updates
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periodically and automatically download firmware in the background.
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After the firmware has been downloaded a popup will be displayed in Gnome Software
to perform the update.

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On Dell IoT gateways, [Wyse Cloud Client Manager (CCM)](http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/wyse-cloud-client-manager/pd)
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has been built with fwupd support.
The remote administration interface can be used to download and deploy
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firmware updates.