Ubuntu – How to check Ubuntu Software center BIOS update logs

Ubuntu – How to check Ubuntu Software center BIOS update logs

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OS: Ubuntu 19.10
Kernel: 5.3.0-26-generic
Machine: Dell 7590
BIOS Information: Version: 1.5.0, Release Date: 12/25/2019

Description: I am facing an issue with my laptop, and I think it is related to recent BIOS update done by Ubuntu software center on 14-1-2020. but I didn’t restart my machine until 15-1-2020(when the issue started happening). as you can see BIOS release date is 25-12-2019. but Dell site says current available BIOS is 14-1-2020.

My question is: How to check for last BIOS update log, or Ubuntu software center log?

Best Answer

  • The only way I found to view BIOS logs was in the BIOS itself. Enter the BIOS (hit F2 on Dell startup screen), then System Logs, then BIOS events section. On my Dell laptop, this update shows up as “Firmware update is successful” within the BIOS events. I’m assuming any errors would appear in this events list.

    For what it is worth, my installed Dell 1.5.0 BIOS update is also dated 12/25/2019. Hope that helps.

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