coreboot configurator

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A simply GUI to change settings in coreboot's CBFS, via the nvramtool utility.

Requires the same version of coreboot as coreboot-configurator i.e. coreboot 6 with coreboot-configurator 6

coreboot-configurator

How to install

Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary OS, Zorin OS and other derivates

Install
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starlabs/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install coreboot-configurator
Uninstall
sudo apt purge coreboot-configurator

Debian

Install
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/starlabs/ppa/ubuntu focal main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/starlabs-ubuntu-ppa-focal.list 
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 17A20BAF70BEC3904545ACFF8F21C26C794386E3
sudo apt update
sudo apt install coreboot-configurator
Uninstall
sudo apt purge coreboot-configurator

Manjaro

Install
sudo pacman -Sy coreboot-configurator
Uninstall
sudo pacman -Rns coreboot-configurator

Other Distributions

Install
git clone https://github.com/StarLabsLtd/coreboot-configurator.git
cd coreboot-configurator
meson build
ninja -C build install
Uninstall
sudo ninja -C uninstall

Settings currently available are:

Hyper Threading

Allows multiple threads to be run on each core.

Enable / Disable

Intel VT-d

Allows virtualisation to use hardware features.

Enable / Disable

Thermal Design Power

Set the maximum amount of power the processor can use.

15W / 20W / 25W

Intel Management Engine

Allows disabling of enabling the Intel ME. Requires shutting down to change states.

Enable / Disable

Wireless

# Enables or disables the built in wireless card.

Enable / Disable

Webcam

Enables or disables the built in webcam.

Enable / Disable

Microphone

Enables or disables the built in microphone.

Enable / Disable

Clock Gating

Enables or disables the 8254 legacy timer. Reduces power consumption when enabled but must be disabled for distributions such as Qubes.

Enable / Disable

Keyboard Backlight Timeout

Adjust the amount of time before the keyboard backlight turns off after not being used.

30 seconds / 1 minute / 3 minutes / 5 minutes / Never

Fn Ctrl Reverse

Swap the functions of the Fn and Ctrl keys.

Enable / Disable

Power On After Fail

Enable / Disable

Aug 19, 2021

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