The Latest - Firmware Updates

The Latest

Firmware Updates

By Emma

 

Firmware updates for all. Our latest open source firmware release 8.05, powered by coreboot  4.17, is now available to download for the majority of our laptops.

 

Along with the usual foray of bug fixes, 8.05 arrives with a new security feature; Measured Boot (available on specific models). Boot times have been significantly reduced with lower timeout when initialising specific devices, and through "lz4" compressing a few key firmware components. There are also many other improvements, which can be found below and in the coreboot history.

 

StarBook MkV 

coreboot: 8.05

Features:

  •  Reduced timeout for initialising SD Card Reader
  •  Dynamically created CMOS entries so only relevant options are shown
  •  Enabled Measured Boot
  •  Removed unused CryptoLib from edk2
  •  Fixed relocation address logic check

StarLite MkIV

 coreboot: 8.05

Features:

  •  Reduced timeout for initialising SD Card Reader
  •  Dynamically created CMOS entries so only relevant options are shown
  •  Enabled Measured Boot
  •  Removed unused CryptoLib from edk2
  •  Fixed relocation address logic check
  •  Fixed bug where USB devices weren't recognised in edk2
  •  Fixed overlapping BAR from device 1
  •  Add PDRC to allow the use of MMCONFIG
  •  Update ACPI map
  •  Enable verification of the bootblock
  •  Update ACPI map
  •  Compressed Stage1b for faster boot times

    Nuvoton: 1.03

    Features:

    • Lower charging current to reduce temperature when charging
    •  Added option to use fast charging at Offset (0x18)
    • Added Insert key shortcut that is bound to Fn + Del

    LabTop MkIV / LabTop MkIII

    coreboot: 8.05

    Features:

    •  Reduced timeout for initialising SD Card Reader
    •  Dynamically created CMOS entries so only relevant options are shown
    •  Enabled Measured Boot
    •  Removed unused CryptoLib from edk2
    •  Fixed relocation address logic check

        StarLite MkIII

         coreboot: 8.05

        Features:

        •  Reduced timeout for initialising SD Card Reader
        •  Dynamically created CMOS entries so only relevant options are shown
        •  Enabled Measured Boot
        •  Removed unused CryptoLib from edk2
        •  Fixed relocation address logic check
        •  Fixed bug where USB devices weren't recognised in edk2
        •  Fixed overlapping BAR from device 1
        •  Add PDRC to allow the use of MMCONFIG
        •  Update ACPI map
        •  Enable verification of the bootblock
        •  Update ACPI map
        •  Compressed Stage1b for faster boot times

         ITE: 1.14

        Features:

        • Bind F10 function key to Q events Q60 and Q61. Event is alternated based on the value of 0x14, 0x11 will send Q60 and 0x22 will send Q61. This corresponds to CB:64465 to pull GPIO_177 to low and disable the trackpad.

         

        StarLite MkII

         ITE: 14.09

        Features:

        • Updated power management
        • Preparation for coreboot support