I'm trying to disable the BIOS/firmware update, I had a bad experience with the automated process, I rather do it manually. It bricked my computer, motherboard had to be replaced, luckly I had warranty.

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Any ideas?

  • The question is not clear. BIOS updates have nothing to do with Ubuntu. There is no "BIOS update feature" in Ubuntu.
    – Pilot6
    May 30, 2018 at 22:36
  • 1
    You are wrong. The update above actually updates the Bios. System firmware =BIOS May 30, 2018 at 22:39
  • Maybe it is some custom XPS feature.
    – Pilot6
    May 30, 2018 at 22:40
  • I don't think so. I guess it's a Uefi feature May 30, 2018 at 23:01
  • I don't have this feature on any of my PCs.
    – Pilot6
    May 30, 2018 at 23:04

2 Answers 2


The software responsible for this type of update is fwupd.

fwupd is a simple daemon to allow session software to update device firmware on your local machine. It's designed for desktops, but this project is also usable on phones, tablets and on headless servers. You can either use a GUI software manager like GNOME Software to view and apply updates, the command-line tool or the system D-Bus interface directly.

To get rid of the updates you can uninstall fwupd easily:

sudo apt-get remove fwupd



Stop the service, disable automatic start upon boot, and disable manual invoking with:

sudo systemctl stop fwupd.service
sudo systemctl disable fwupd.service
sudo systemctl mask fwupd.service

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