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Linux Vendor Firmware Support

Q: Linux Vendor Firmware Support

Does anyone have any infomation regarding Lenovo's plans for extending their support of LVFS to ThinkCentre machines? ThinkPads and ThinkStations are becoming well-represented but it seems as if Lenovo is intentionally choosing to ignore Linux users who choose ThinkCentre.

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Preferred Solution: Linux Vendor Firmware Support

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I got this error after coming out of the sleep state on new Dell 8900

Log Name: SystemSource: Microsoft-Windows-HALDate: 9/7/2009 10:10:11 AMEvent ID: 12Task Category: NoneLevel: ErrorKeywords: (1)User: N/AComputer: Description: The platform firmware has corrupted memory across the previous system power transition. Please check for updated firmware for your system.
CAUSEThis event is reported after detection of memory corruption by firmware after a power transition or sleep event.RESOLUTIONContact your hardware vendor to obtain the updated firmware and BIOS to address this issue.
I believe i have the latest bios , 2.13.

Thank you

A:Microsoft says i need to contact vendor over firmware error .

For starters, try clearing BIOS:

Power off, unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Reseat all RAM modules in their slots
Reinstall battery and close case

If the problem isn't cleared and you're still under warranty, you should contact Dell Tech Support for assistance. Might just be a bad RAM module...

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Hi, my M93p died due to a Failed Bios Update. I tried to salvage the rest of the Hardware from my M93p, among which is also a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Wifi Card, that I bougth from lenovo for my M93p. I tried using it on my new PC Build, which has a Asus Q170 Board, but every Driver I tried reports  "Error 10 Device Cannot Start". By troubleshooting, I found out, that this is due to a so called Hadware Lock or also know as Vendor Lock. Namely Lenovo not allowing to use the Lenovo Hardware on other Boards. This however is only the case in Windows 10. If I run a  Linux Live CD on the hardware, the Intel Wifi Device works out of the Box. Is there a way to make the   Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 work on WIndows even if it is not running on a Lenovo Mainboard? Please Lenovo be fair. I paid you good money for the Hardware. Please let me use the Wifi card on other Boards too. Its not my fault that the Lenovo Board died. Thanks!

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I'm running a T440s with two type A02 Ultra Docks. My OS is Linux Mint (currently 18.3, shortly to be 19.3). I have one dock (manufactured 14/06) with out of date firmware that I'd like to update to see if it resolves a problem (flickering display when laptop reconnects -- I've been using a KVM switch with two laptops). The newer dock is a replacement which hasn't exhibited the problem. It may be a hardware fault but would like to try a firmware upgrade. How can I do this? (ie., without re-installing Windows just to run this) My laptop doesn't undock properly -- I get a blank screen on both laptop and monitor. I know of but haven't tried the dockd solution available from github; I'll wait until I've tried a newer Linux kernel first. It would be helpful to know from now on what minimum kernel release is required for docking station functionality to work.

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Dear ALLHow I could install the firmware sp64611.exe, in a COMPAC-Presario-CQ57-421SS, with LinuxMInt installed?Best regards

A:install firmware in Linux

@efueyo Basically, you can't -- which is why many of us retain dual-boot systems -- because most, if not all, of the system utilities provided by manufacturers run ONLY in Windows. HP distributes their utilities as compressed archives -- and the only tool I know of personally that can extract the components is 7-ZIP -- another Windows utility. If you CAN extract the components, you can see what they are, but most likely, the only executable parts are going to be MS Windows only.

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I'm running CentOS 7 on E7470, and a few of the devices aren't working, like smart card reader, fingerprint reader, etc. According to some sources, deploying the latest ControlVault firmware/drivers package may fix some of those.
The native installer is built for Windows, and I was wondering if it'd be possible to do the upgrade by either booting a Windows portable/live version and running the upgrade, or, copying the installer to a USB and doing an upgrade in the way it's done with BIOS upgrades on Linux?
Perhaps LVFS? (Although compiling that on CentOS 7 is not really straight forward)

A:E7470 firmware upgrade on Linux

Here's another (risky?) idea: There's a Windows 10 VM running on top of libvirt/KVM, and I can do USB passthru of Broadcom 5880. Driver isn't applied by default, so I'm tempted to try how wrong might things go if I were to install ControlVault2 firmware and drivers for these devices as they're passed thru to the VM.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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I'm having some real issues with my Dell XPS 400 and I'm desperately seeking help. I'm running WinXP Pro and this pc
is only about 16 months old. It has the original factory installed ram (1 gig) , a 320 gig hard drive and the processor is an
Intel ViiV. I have been getting a blue error screen with ***Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check
/ Memory Parity Error - System was halted*** that lasted for a few hours. I had to hold the power button in for several seconds each time
to shut it down. I ran both the Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic tests, as well as the Memtest 86 , each several times. The results were always
"no memory errors". I attempted a few times, unsucessfully, using the F11 key to reach the Acronis recovery partition. I booted using my XP
disk but was unable to re-install. Windows would begin to load and then the blue screen with the same error message would occur. Finally,
I was able to access the Acronis recovery manager and restore my pc but on reboot it began to run ChkDsk. Now it keeps rebooting and running
a new disk check over and over and over..........................I have tried to cancel the ChkDsk using the keyboard but it keeps running. I'm at a loss, as to what else,
if anything I can do, (besides ripping my hair out by the roots)

A:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

UPDATE: I was waiting for the Dell hardware diagnostics test results to finish. It took several hours and basically the same result as the memory tests. No hardware failure, I'm thinking motherboard?

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Hi, I'm trying (unsuccesfully) to apply the latest firmware upgrade (1.18) to my T470p laptop, using the only OS I have: Ubuntu 18.04. I tried downloading the CD ISO (r0fuj18wd.iso), flashing it to a USB pen, but the laptop refuses to reboot from there.Further notes:-) from BIOS: I restored defaults, and I also secure boot; my current firmware is 1.17-) I tried both flashing the .iso directly to the USB flash (that shows up as /dev/sda), using dd or other USB flashing tools (even unetbootin from a Windows laptop), and also to create a FAT32 or FAT16 partition, then flash into /dev/sda1, setting also the bootable flag on the partition with fdiskThe result has consistently been the same: when I reboot, after selecting boot menu and temporary boot device, I choose the USB drive, but it doesn't boot anything from there. On a related note, when I insert the USB disk, I see an empty disk labelled "R0FET44U".Is there anyone who succesfully managed to install such a firmware upgrade from Linux and might have a useful hint ? Thanks!

A:T470p firmware upgrade from Linux Ubuntu 18.04

From what I have read, some USB / thumb drives just don't work properly.(sounds stupid I know ... but ........................) So my suggestion would be to write the image to several other "diverse" thumb drives and try them.........

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Is there any way to read out version of firmware on wd15 docking station from linux?
Is there any way to update firmware of the wd15 docking station from linux or bios?
Does instruction https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN171755/updating-the-dell-bios-in-linux-and-ubuntu-environments?lang=EN
work for wd15 firmwares or is that only for laptop bios?
if instruction works do I need to use seperate wd15 firmware
or one bundled with windows driver package

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Hello, I received the mail from Lenovo about the Thunderbolt Software and Firmware updates but from the documentation[1], I see the software update is only available for Windows 10. Is Linux affected? Should I update only the firmware? [1] https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/it/en/solutions/ht508988

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I am running Ubuntu 19.10 on a recently-purchased X1 Extreme gen 2. The installed BIOS version is 1.26. I looked in the Drivers & Software page and I see that 1.27 was released on 29 October. However, running `fwupdmgr --get-updates` says "No upgrades for 20QVCTO1WW System Firmware, current is 0.1.26: 0.1.23=older, 0.1.23=older". How long does it usually take for firmware updates to be available via fwupdmgr? Should I manually update? I downloaded the BIOS Update Utility for Linux and the README. The directions in the README are clear, but nowhere do I see the 20QVCTO1WW ID mentioned above and want to make sure that I have the correct files. The BIOS Update Utility download is called `n2oul06w.zip` and contains 3 CAB files: N2OET40P.cab, N2OET40W.cab and N2OHT32W.cab. Is this the right file? Which one should I apply? Thanks in advance,-Mario.

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I own a S440 and I like to upgrade the firmware for the Seagate SHDD ( http://support.lenovo.com/de/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-S-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-S44...) There is no bootable iso or anything I can use directly. At least I need the correlation between the extracted *.LOD files and the compatibles HDD. Seagte does not have any further information about this firmware upgrade. (https://apps1.seagate.com/downloads/request.html  , Part Number: 1EJ162-073) I guess some OEM restrictions.FreeDOS did not work. with this guide you could at least try to flash the firmware under *nix:https://github.com/jandelgado/general/wiki/Firmware-update-of-Seagate-harddisk-using-Linux Which firmware file do I need? (ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB)Why lenovo do not release at least a bootable WinPE for flashing firmwares?

Thinkpad T500 2082-52gHDD changed into SAMSUNG HM500LIMicrosoft Windows 6.1 Built 7600 - Windows 7

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i want to do a fresh install so i checked by my motherboard site for that latest drivers and i saw that they were last updated a year ago (no win 10 support etc.) so i want to know from where is the best to download the drivers from the chipset vendor or from motherboard vendor?

A:chipset vendor or motherboard vendor?

Hi avismile10

Getting the drivers from the manufacturer's site is highly recommended for Notebook PCs.
For Desktop PCs, I'd say get them from the vendor site (or using this method here from our sister forum: PC Help Forum)

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Well, I've been having the Dreaded Blue screen doom! Also, My pc has been freezing at random times also. I've had my PC for about 6 months (home built from a friend as a present ). Now, recently, my PS/2 ports from the motherboard haven't been working and had use USB keyboards + stuff. Been using XP btw. My USB 2.0 PCI card hasn't been recognising devices recently even though it says in the PC that it registers the PCI card. My PC has been freezing/Blue screen every 15 mins after turned on usually? Sometimes 2 hrs though.

My PC consists of:

Gigabyte GA-7VA Motherboard
AMD 1.2 Ghz Processor
Bios of: Award Software International 12/09/2003 (pretty sure about this)
80GB Maxtor HDD
512 RAM (2x256 sticks)
NVIDIA 6800XT GFX card
USB 2.0 2 port PCI
Firewire PCI
Ethernet PCI

If anyone has any suggestions to why this has been happening, thanks!

A:Dreaded BLUE SCREEN! "The System has halted:Contact local vendor for support"

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There is a new firmware release (FWNV15) for the NVMe SSD of the X1 Carbon 5th. I'm wondering if there is a way to perform the upgrade on a machine with no Windows installed on the internal SSD?
I've installed Ubuntu on the NVMe SSD and have a external USB Drive with Windows 10.
I tried to run the Firmware Update Utility on the "external" Windows 10 but no luck so far. Windows reboots and after it's up again the utility just shows some generic error message.
Also, there doesn't seem to be a booteable ISO.
Any recommendations on how to upgrade the firmware with my setup?
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

A:Upgrade NVMe SSD firmware to FWNV15 (X1 Carbon 5th Gen) on Linux

The upgrade utility sometimes fails before it reboots windows with a message like "can't initializie linux system". So I investigated further and found that the updater in fact is an ELF binary  $ file fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 3.8.13, not stripped Which also seems to be pretty easy to use: $ ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
PROGRESS --- start firmware update.
Usage ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff <Model> <Serial> <Firmware> [Option]
Model : Drive Model Name.(Mandatory)
Serial : Drive Serial Number.(Mandatory)
Firmware : Firmware Image file path.(Mandatory)
Option : Additional Option string starts with `-'.(Optional)
PROGRESS --- completed with status(8). And the necessary info which firmware to use is in a file called fwwinsd.pro: $ cat fwwinsd.pro
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5102","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA"
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5103","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA" However, I'm not absolutely convinced I'm brave enough to run this utility  Is anyone from Lenovo in this forum who is willing to confirm my findings?

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Hello, maybe someone can help me out with the problem I have upgrading the firmware of my T470s. The installed version is 1.11 (from June 2017, I think.). It runs archlinux and is no dual boot system i.e. there is no windows version on it anymore. I have learned that one of the usual ways to update is using the tool fwupdmgr. When I run the tool with "fwupdmgr update", the output is "No releases found for device: Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.11, requires >= 0.1.14" Maybe it is possible to install the current system firmware (which is 1.33) directly with "fwupdmgr install <xyz>.cab", but I don't dare to do so because I don't want to brick the hardware. So my question is: Can this be done savely and if not, is there any other way to upgrade the firmware without using windows? Thanks and kind regards

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A warning for X1C6 users on Linux. With the latest Intel Management Engine Firmware update, versioned, S3 sleep is broken. The system will drain a fully charged battery in a matter of hours under the new firmware, and it is impossible to downgrade the firmware. This is with the "Linux" sleep state option enabled in BIOS, and everything was working correctly before the upgrade. Lenovo, please address this issue and ensure proper QA for your Linux user base going forward - this is unacceptable.

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Anybody any clue as to how to perform the update under [email protected]: please bear in mind that not all your customers run Microsoft... support for Linux systems would be much appreciated! https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nl/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...

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I would make a statement with good confidence that either the P70/Xeon EFI firmware or Intel's RST Matrix driver (md raid) is broken. It is not possible to run 2 Nvme drives in RAID on Linux on the P70. None of the Linux distributions I tried (Redhat, CentOS, Arch) seems to be able to see the the disk array. RST & Nvme modules and Nvme-CLI are loaded, but mdadm and nvme-cli are unable to see the array. Everything seems to work, as long as the SATA controller is NOT put into RAID mode. Bummer. Hardware:P70/Xeon(EFI 2.12) + 2x Intel 6000p Nvme (FW1.0) 

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I am trying to upgrade my current BIOS (1.21) on my p51s running ubuntu 18.04.2.  to the current 1.38  (n1vet48w.cab).  When I follow the instructions in the readme here https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1vet48w.txt  of using fwupdmgr install n1vet48w.cab I get "No supported devices found"or if I try fwupdate -lfrom insided the extraced cab file, it returns noting. What am I missing?  How do I upgrade the firmware on my laptop?  

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The linux version of the latest BIOS/ECP firmware (1.44/1.18) for the X1 Carbon 4th gen (type 20FB and 20FC) and X1 Yoga 1st gen (types 20FQ, 20FR) was released Aug 2 (n1ful37w.zip) https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-... Direct link: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1ful37w.zip That .zip file contains two .cab files, N1FET70W.cab and N1FHT35W.cab, for the BIOS and ECP respectively. Updating the BIOS in linux for my X1 Carbon 20FB worked fine for me with fwupdmgr, but failed for the ECP. This was because the metadata for the ECP update has a typo. Inside the N1FHT35W.cab file is a firmware.metainfo.xml, with a GUID of: 4c2e5b5c-6467-43af-afeb7bc72d96b9c3 This is incorrect. It's missing a dash, and should read: 4c2e5b5c-6467-43af-afeb-7bc72d96b9c3 Modifying this file within the .cab (or extracting it and generating a new .cab) and then flashing that with fwupdmgr fixed the problem. I've attached the modified .cab file (nested in a .zip file for upload). You can check yourself that the only thing that's changed is the GUID line in the .xml file. This typo should be fixed in the source by Lenovo and reuploaded as perhaps a rev 2 for n1ful37w.zip . Hopefully this hasn't happened for any other firmware update files.

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Hello! Please add support to update ThinkPad X230 BIOS and firmwares and Ericsson H5321gw/C5621gw/N5321gw Mobile Broadband Firmware under Linux using project fwupd.org  Gnome Firmware Update tool.This is strongly need to add because Linux and open source OS and software for them has future!

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Since there is no tag for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

AX 2012 R3 environment.

This is related to Vendor Catalog.(Procurement and 
sourcing/Common/Catalogs/Vendor catalogs/Related information/Generate 
catalog template) - Application Integration Framework (Inbound).

I want to add some more fields to the existing XSD file template and then I have 
to generate the CMR template file.

So how can I change the vendor catalog and to the vendor catalog template 
generator (the functionality that generates the XSD file for the import, see 
Procurement and sourcing/Common/Catalogs/Vendor catalogs/Related 
information/Generate catalog template)

My main goal from this change is to add some more fields to the vendor catalog 
and to the vendor catalog template generator, so that I should be able to import 
the new fields along with the existing (standard) vendor catalog fields and along 
with that while importing also I have to some more validations and my 
customized code, then the records have to be inserted/updated into AX.

What is the exact path to change or add or remove the fields in the existing XSD 
file and accordingly XML file. I tried to generate the XML file from XSD using 
Visual Studio, but i am getting the error as XXX namespace was not resolved.

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For E5-575G-53VG, does the SSD firmware in this laptop support TRIM? What is the serial/part number of the SSD in this laptop?

A:Does the SSD firmware in E5-575G-53VG support TRIM...

I've never heard of an SSD that did not support TRIM.

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Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it has released firmware with TRIM support and a firmware update tool for its award-winning Performance Series P64, P128 and P256 solid-state drives.


A:Corsair Releases Firmware with TRIM Support

Patriot also released their 1819V firmware. I don't know if Corsair is Indilinx controlled, but it's probably the same files.

The new Patriot F/W also supports TRIM.

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With little explanation (so far at least), Microsoft has decided to cut from Windows Vista planned support for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI). EFI, the successor to the PC BIOS, has been touted as an operating-system-independent interface that could aid in driver portability. Microsoft has been promising for months, if not years, that Vista would support both BIOS and EFI. According to new information coming out of this week's Intel Developer Forum, Microsoft has decided to drop EFI support entirely for 32-bit Windows variants, and provide EFI support for 64-bit Windows first in Longhorn Server in 2007.


A:Vista support Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) cut

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Should I upgrade the firmware of my netgear wndr3700 router so it will now support ip6 protocol instead of ip4. The update in in netgears website. The support for my router has expires so I would need to pay for support if there any problems.

The netgear wndr3700 works perfectly right now with my computer and wireless blue ray player..

A:should I upgrade router firmware to support new ip6 protocol

If it works don't change it.
I would old off updating until you find a reason to change it.

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For E5-575G-53VG, does the SSD firmware in this laptop support TRIM? What is the serial/part number of the SSD in this laptop?

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Hey all,
I've been working on getting Touchscreen functionality working with Dell's Latitude 7350 2in1 Model with Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 installed. The model ships with Windows 8.1 and above by default and Dell does not provide driver / software support for any
other OS than what is shipped with the model. I had been looking into various touch screen controller vendors for "generic" drivers such as Atmel, Synaptics, etc, but have not had any luck with driver / firmware installs so far. The main issue I
run into is finding firmware installs that are "updaters" that fail to run due to the source firmware not already being installed. I'm hoping there might be a generic touch screen firmware / driver for tablets from Microsoft for use with Windows
7, but have not had any luck in my search so far. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  Hi HP techies, I just bought a HP Active Stylus with App Launch (T4Z24AA ) for my Spectre x360 13-4124nf (2016) since I expected I a high quality pen with pressure handling. I knew there was a firmware update required in order to make it run with the Spectre, after reading the US forums. Unfortunatly, there is no touch screen firmware update available for my Spectre model, but there is one for the 15 inches model ! My questions (HP French support wasn't able to answer) : Is there any chance this firmware update including my stylus handling feature will be released for my Spectre model ?Is there any information about a release date, so I know if I have to return the stylus to the French retailer ? As you guessed, an english version a the firmware would by just enough for me.   Thanks for kind help.

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Why no Thunderbolt firmware for 720S-141KB ...???https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS500874 I see it here for X1...https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS120382 Here for ThinkPad X380 Yoga...https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS502887 Here for X25...https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-... What's up?

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I'm leaning toward buying a P70, and I need to know how well it supports Linux. Anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance!

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I guess since I am trying to uninstall Linux from a laptop the linux junkies dont want to help! Im trying to uninstall Linux entirely and install Win XP. I dont know where to begin!

A:no help in Linux support!

you expect help in an hour???? Please have patience, since nobody lives here and they themselves have lives other than tsf, it may take a while for someone who can help to get online.

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In README, new firmware version is "W887904". But my SSD current firmware is "3887904"."W887904" and "3887904" are not same. But is it correct that "No new firmware found."? Or Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "No new firmware found." is too hard to understand. I think better, "No need to update firmware...".... Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad FWSD48 19 Oct 2018" is not easy to use. 

A:X1 Carbon SSD Current Firmware 3887904, New Firmware is "None", "No new firmware found." is normal?

Welcome to the CommunityWhat's the laptop MTM code?What's the SSD p/n as well its FRU code on the drive sticker?Could you provide the SSD sticker photo?

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I can see support for the MZVLB512 and MZVLB1T0, but nothing for the 256Gb model. Why?https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/fwnv25en.txt

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Hello Lenovo Support! Can the linux users of this laptop get some love, please? In my case I only need the ability to update my BIOS from liveusb, an .ISO would be perfectly fine. I don't mind all the broken ACPI tables, BIOS updates, deleting all my efivars and some entries, I'll fix them myself, but I do mind, having to dualboot Windows, so just an ISO would be great. Lastly and most importantly can we also get the option to enable VT-d in the BIOS? Both MB and CPU supports it. I'm in extremely high doubt, anything would come out of this post, just hope atleast some of the staff read this to remind them 'Windows' isn't the only OS out there Thanks!

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