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I can't find docs, other than Dell pages saying it's automatic on Ubuntu. There is a .exe installer available from their downloads page, but there are no instructions for setting up on other distros. I'm using Dell XPS 9360.

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The answer after a lot of searching is to install the firmware management tool:

sudo apt-get install fwupd
fwupdmgr get-devices
fwupdmgr get-updates
fwupdmgr update

These upgrades (if available), may require restart. I am upgrading currently from BIOS 1.2.3 to 1.3.2, and it requires a restart.

I found this information on this community page

The github page for fwupd also has more info

For people with other recent machines, this might well provide an upgrade mechanism for their BIOS / firmware too.

  • Update, firmware installer screen came up on boot, and completed successfully. – SamMorrowDrums Feb 8 '17 at 15:18

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