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kfchoong
New Contributor II
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Ubuntu 15.10

Hi,

Has anyone tried out Ubuntu 15.10 on the ICS? If so, could you share if Wifi and Sound is working from the default installation?

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Amy_C_Intel
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Hello Choong,

 

Please check the following link for supported operating systems for the Intel® Compute Stick, http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-035602.htm Intel® Compute Stick — Supported Operating Systems. Operating systems other than the ones listed are not supported and do not have drivers available. Installing a different operating system voids the Intel Compute Stick warranty.

 

Regards,

 

Amy.

 

kfchoong
New Contributor II
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Hi Amy,

Thanks for your reply. I do understand that officially, Intel does not support other Ubuntu versions except for 14.04. I was hoping that someone in the forum has successfully experimented with the latest version as the newer Linux kernels seem to offer better performance.

Regards,

Choong

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Chong,

You can download and save the following packages from canonical.com:

chestersmill-settings_4_all.deb

dkms_2.2.0.3-1.1ubuntu5.14.04.5_all.deb

oem-audio-i915-baytrail-dkms_0.20150605_all.deb

rtl8723bs-dkms_150410chestersmill1_all.deb

rtl8723bs-bluetooth-misc_150511chestersmill1_amd64.deb

rtl8723bs-bluetooth-dkms_150511chestersmill1_all.deb

1. Create an Ubuntu 14.0.2 usb stick install and copy the above packages to the root usb stick.

2. Install Ubuntu 14.0.2 on the Intel compute stick and then use the Ubuntu Software Center to install all the deb's from the root of your usb stick.

3. Reboot and you should have networking.

4. Upgrade after that.

If that doesn't work you can get the pre-patched install here: http://liliputing.com/2015/07/install-ubuntu-14-04-lts-on-the-2gb-intel-compute-stick.html http://liliputing.com/2015/07/install-ubuntu-14-04-lts-on-the-2gb-intel-compute-stick.html

If you do the above, you may void Intel support.

kfchoong
New Contributor II
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Hi,

Just to clarify, do you mean I should install Ubuntu 14.04 first and only then upgrade to 15.10?

idata
Community Manager
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Yes install 14.04 first, and install chestersmill packages. You will need to retain the old kernel 3.0.16 for the drivers. Are looking to use the Newer kernel?

kfchoong
New Contributor II
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I am looking for newer kernels. From what i have read online, Kernel 4.1 and above seems to offer better performance for the ICS. This is the main reason why I would like to try out the newer Ubuntu.

NDA_S
Beginner
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Hello,

I am trying to put the Ubuntu 15.10 to work with the ics. It is strange that most people avoid this subject. Anyway i posted this:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/704832/wifi-drivers-for-realtek-8723bs-in-intel-compute-stick-windows... bluetooth - Wifi drivers for Realtek 8723bs in intel compute stick windows version for ubuntu 15.10 - Ask Ubuntu

Plus Ian Morrison claims to solve it because there is no more information.

https://plus.google.com/+IanMORRISON/posts/7BMjUtF9jfm Sound and wifi working in Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) and also in a backported 4.2.0…

Funny thing: Intel sells but does not give support. I wonder if a new path or version of windows come out and they also do not give support. Time to search for alternatives to Intel....

kfchoong
New Contributor II
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Hi Kaf,

Am I right to say that Wifi is still not working for Ubuntu 15.10? BTW, the newer kernel is supposed to be "faster", have you noticed any performance improvement?

NDA_S
Beginner
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Hello,

I did notice a better performance. Not amazing faster but visible faster.

kfchoong
New Contributor II
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Thanks for the feedback. I am very eager to try it out, but I need to make sure that both Wifi and Audio must work well. From your earlier link (https://plus.google.com/+IanMORRISON/posts/7BMjUtF9jfm Sound and wifi working in Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) and also in a backported 4.2.0…), does it mean that Ian Morrison got Ubuntu 15.10 to work? Are you using this version?

NDA_S
Beginner
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Ian announces but does not give "how-to" for other to make it work. At least for now. I managed to make the wifi work (see my askubuntu post) but not the BT. I did not try the audio.

kfchoong
New Contributor II
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I see. Let me try out tomorrow and see if I can get it to work. For my case, I don't need BT, only Wifi and Sound.

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