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flacks
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Adding L380 Yoga to the LFVS

Hello Lenovo & community,

 

I wanted to petition for the L380 Yoga to please be accepted into the LVFS[1], so that GNU/Linux users can upgrade device firmware using their OS distribution of choice. I can see Lenovo has already embraced the LVFS project, having submitted firmware for many dozens of Think products; even very similar models to the L380 Yoga are supported[2]! Thank you very much for this gesture.

 

Please consider also enabling this machine for use with the service, to be able to upgrade things like hardware initialization + BIOS/UEFI, Wacom touch firmware, IR camera firmware, and the ThinkPad USB-C dock firmware, etc. I can see the NVMe SSD that comes with the L380 Yoga is already supported! Once again, thank you for your efforts, and for contributing to the libre and open-source community.

 

Kind regards,

Jean

 

[1] https://fwupd.org

[2] https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devicelist

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Re: Adding L380 Yoga to the LFVS

Hello and welcome,

 

In case this is a pressing issue - and if you haven't spotted this: it is possible now to update BIOS with a bootable flash drive using a Lenovo tool.  It's embedded in the Windows exe BIOS updater, so it takes a Win machine or VM to create the flash drive, and is a little fiddly - but it is possible.

 

Update ThinkPad BIOS with bootable flash drive

 

Z.


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flacks
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Re: Adding L380 Yoga to the LFVS

Hi and thank you! Yes, I made a bootable drive after referencing the flash prep script, and redirected 2 USB ports to a Windows VM to update the Wacom panel. Having future updates provided through the LVFS would sure be nice, though!

Kindly,
Jean

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