One of the great improvements that landed around Fedora 29 or so was the Linux Vendor Firmware Service. Because both Lenovo and Logitech are participating, that makes using Linux for my daily desktop environment on the Thinkpad T480 much better. Unfortunately, since I switched to Plasma instead of GNOME, the automatic prompts for firmware updates have gone away.

Here’s the drill for updating from the command line:

sudo -i
fwupdmgr refresh
fwupdmgr update

It’s worth observing that in order to make the firmware updates actually get installed from the above process, I had to go reset my UEFI settings first. Otherwise, the updates would be downloaded and queued up but not actually installed.

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