Quick tip; maybe something to write an article about?
(Disclaimer: I don’t know if fwupd is installed by default since I unchecked a LOT and it was a while ago…)
Do you want to update / check for updates for your hardware in Linux? Install fwupd.
sudo pacman -S fwupd
This is a simple CLI tool for checking and updating firmware in Linux.
Now, to run it I am going to me lazy and link to the wiki:
Now if you don’t run Gnome* or Plasma* you might want a GUI for this? Then install firmware-manager from the AUR.
yay -S firmware-manager
Be adviced that it takes a long time to compile first time since it pulls down Rust, which is… heavy.
Also, when you run it the first time it won’t find anything (and might even give an error). You have to open a terminal and type
even if you after that intend to use the GUI.
*fwupd works with Gnome Software, KDE Discover and Gnome Firmware (that can be downloaded with pacman:
sudo pacman -S gnome-firmware