Messing around with Arch Kde Plasma and Wayland. I notice this update that is UEFI dbx from Microsoft? The package is not in the repo and I’m not sure where it’s coming from. Not sure exactly what it is but it looks like some kind of database file? I’m hesitant to install it. Wondering if anyone has seen this on EndeavourOS? Arch has Discover included in the install and that is where i am seeing the update. If i run an update in the terminal there is nothing. Hmm? Strange?
I just updated my UEFI Firmware (Bios) to the beta version that has new AMD AGESA 126.96.36.199. No issues waiting for the final release. I have never ever used fwupdmgr on linux. I always update my UEFI by downloading it and then boot into UEFI to update it. I don’t trust this because MSI should alraedy take care of this in their UEFI updates. Thanks for the explanation but i think I’m going to pass on it.
Because pacman doesn’t invoke fwupd, it’s a seperate application. Discover bundles updates for native packages, flatpak, snap, fwupd, etc. Most of it is done through packagekit.
And the dbx should be saved in the dedicated storage area in the UEFI that also holds the secure boot keys etc.
Also forget about dbxtool. fwupd is THE application to handle updating device firmware on linux (if the vendors support it and add their stuff to LFVS).
In theory you can even extract the UEFI capsule files from some Windows installers (e.g. for some Lenovo notebooks) and then use those files to update your entire UEFI right from the linux command line (if you feel like going on an adventure).
I’ve been doing it my way for my entire life and have never had any problems updating firmware so I stick with what I’m familiar with and what works. I’m sure it’s fine but to me it’s odd that a brand new update from the Motherboard manufacturer wouldn’t already have this.