Step-by-step – Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Ubuntu 20.04 Installation

January 7, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 20.04 Installing Kernel Driver Backports Wi-fi Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Kernel Backports Wireless Driver in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS GNU/Linux.

And Backports Kernel for Ubuntu 20.04 Project enables old Kernels to run the latest Drivers.

Especially relevant: the specific Backports Version includes the Drivers corresponding to that Kernel.

So you should try to Fix your System with a Backports Release that is not under your current Linux Kernel one.

The recent Versions of Backports support mainline Kernels back to version 3.0. The older backports-3.14 supports all Kernel versions back to Version 2.6.26.

Finally, to run a new Driver a Linux Firmware update may be required.

Step-by-step – Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Ubuntu 20.04 Installation
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Installation - Open Terminal Shell Emulator

    How-to Quick-Start with Command Line on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Command Line Ubuntu Linux QuickStart Guide

    First, Update the Apt Repo Sources with:

    sudo apt update
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  2. 2. Looking up Kernel Version

    Now possibly to Check Kernel Version
    On Command Line play:

    uname -r
    Take note.

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