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    my machine is not supported by fwupdate, can I still update some other firmware?

    Hi,
    I'm running F28.
    Firstly I was surprised of fwupdate not being installed by default.
    Then after running "fwupdate --supported" I get the following:
    failed to open /sys/devices/platform/dell-smbios.0/tokens/0462_value
    Firmware updates are not supported on this machine.
    Now I wonder if because of this my machine won't let me update for example (by showing the update automatically on Gnome Software) the firmware of my Logitech Unifying devices.

    My machine is a Dell Precision M6700 laptop.
    Don't know why but I thought that Dell machines were all fwupdate-friendly :)

    And I also wonder what other firmwares can be update by this tool: UEFI and??

    Thanks :)

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    Re: my machine is not supported by fwupdate, can I still update some other firmware?

    well interesting,
    I just disabled the admin password in the BIOS/UEFI and this is what I get now:
    Firmware updates are supported on this machine.
    Support is currently disabled.
    and then after issuing a "fwupdate -e":
    failed to open /sys/devices/platform/dell-smbios.0/tokens/0462_value
    failed to open /sys/devices/platform/dell-smbios.0/tokens/0461_value
    failed to open /sys/devices/platform/dell-smbios.0/tokens/0461_value
    Firmware updates will be enabled after the system is rebooted.
    But after rebooting support sill showed as disabled.
    By the way after disabling the BIOS password, fwupdate can see the Logitech receiver and tell me about its firmware status!
    Last edited by horizonbrave; 18th May 2018 at 03:15 AM.

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