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shigmas
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NUC10 AX201 on Ubuntu 18.04

I know I'm making it even harder by using Ubuntu 18.04, since everything seems fine with 20.04 server. But, I have to deploy with 18.04 because we haven't ported our software yet.

Here's what I've got:

NUC10i5FNH (AX201 160MHz, REV=0x354)

Firmware: FNCML357 (Mar 2021)

Ubuntu 18.04 server

wifi didn't work with linux-generic kernel didn't work, so I went with linux-generic-hwe

But, bluetooth is not usable. bluetoothctl doesn't discover anything nearby (20.04 works fine).

I've pulled the linux-firmware today, since, previously, it looked like it tried to load the firmware starting at 50, and down until 48:

[ 44.887033] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 44.889488] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-QuZ-a0-hr-b0-50.ucode failed with error -2
[ 44.889674] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-QuZ-a0-hr-b0-49.ucode failed with error -2
[ 44.896433] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: TLV_FW_FSEQ_VERSION: FSEQ Version: 43.2.23.17

So, I've updated 48 first, then added the rest of the iwlwifi-QuZ files

Is there a way to get iwlwifi to pull the same ones that 20.04 does, are are there incompatabilities with the kernel?

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Hans_Bausewein
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Hello @shigmas 

You may get a better reply on an Ubuntu forum, but I think you need Ubuntu Backports.

I use Debian and Mint (which is based on Ubuntu), so maybe I miss something.

This is my firmware-iwlwifi from Debian/backports:

ii firmware-iwlwifi 20210315-2~bpo10+1 all Binary firmware for Intel Wireless cards

Note that backports are sometimes a bit late(r) with updates, which is an issue in critical deployments.

Maybe you'll need a newer kernel as well, which may conflict with your 18.04 requirement.

Regards,

Hans

shigmas
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This didn't seem to get bluetooth better than it was before:

  1. backports didn't seem to have firmware-iwlwifi
  2. found the package in https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/firmware-iwlwifi/download
  3. installed (--force-overwrite): firmware-iwlwifi/now 20210315-2 all [installed,local]

But, even though it wasn't a magic solution, it opened another avenue to find the solution. Thanks.

 

Hans_Bausewein
New Contributor I
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Good to hear that the Debian firmware-iwlwifi works on your Ubuntu, but you should use the Ubuntu backports instead. Then you'll also get security updates and dependency management.

BUT . . . just checked myself: see below.

 

To find what USB devices you have, use:

lsusb -v

Bluetooth is probably the USB 8087:0026 device (on my NUC10i3FNK it is).

Check the Ubuntu kernel lifecycle page:
  "Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (v5.4)"

Kernel 5.4 should be recent enough for bluetooth.
It's here: https://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/

For iwlwifi you may need a 5.7 kernel:

    Device 'Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP CNVi WiFi' 

Regards,

Hans

 

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