Firmware Test Suite (FWTS) is a test suite that performs sanity checks on Intel/AMD PC firmware. It is intended to identify BIOS and ACPI errors and if appropriate it will try to explain the errors and give advice to help workaround or fix firmware bugs. It is primarily intended to be a Linux-centric firmware troubleshooting tool.


UEFI Forum Board of Directors announces Firmware Test Suite (FWTS) has been recommended as the ACPI 5.1 Self-Certification Test (SCT) on 1 Dec 2015!



The latest version is 16.01.00, which can be downloaded at its release notes can be found here.

Past releases can be downloaded from, and their release notes can be found on this page.


Stable release

We are continually finding new ways that firmware can be broken, and hence fwts is continually being improved to detect firmware issues. Every release cycle a stable version of fwts is uploading into Universe and occasional updates appear as bug fix releases. However, a PPA is provided containing more up-to-date version of fwts.

The stable PPA contains more stable updates, generally code that has been tested for quite a while and is thus less likely to contain new features that cause breakage. To install from this PPA use:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:firmware-testing-team/ppa-fwts-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fwts


Firmware Test Suite Live Image (fwts-live)

fwts-live is a bootable USB image that will automatically boot and run the Firmware Test Suite on both legacy BIOS as well as native UEFI Firmware (x86_64 only). The test results are stored on the USB device and can be analysed on the fly or later on another computer.

For more details, please visit the sub-page FirmwareTestSuiteLive.


Mailing Lists

  • fwts-announce : Formal announcements for the FWTS and the FWTS-Live projects.

  • fwts-devel : Patches, discussions about the FWTS and the FWTS-Live projects.

Bug Reporting & Tracking

Release Process


FirmwareTestSuite (last edited 2016-01-15 06:38:11 by anthonywong)