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

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

Installing

  1. 3. Installing Requirements

    Then to Install Required Packages
    Run:

    sudo apt install build-essential
  2. 4. Downloading Kernel Backports

    Download Linux Kernel Backports for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Get Backports tar.gz for Ubuntu

    Grab the tar.gz Archive of the nearest Release but not below your Kernel Version.
    If you are using Firefox then on Prompt Choose “Open with Archive Manager”:

    Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Installation - Firefox Prompt

    Or After try to Select the Package by the Downloads Button on Top Panel:

    Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Installation - Downloaded Packages

    Instead, on Google-Chrome simply try to Choose the Package on the Bottom Panel:

    Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Installation - Chrome Bottom Panel Downloads

    How to Install Chrome Browser on Ubuntu.

  3. 5. Extracting Backports Kernel

    Then Extract Backports Kernel into /tmp Directory
    If it does Not Open automatically then Double-Click/Right-Click to Open with Archive Manager:

    Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Installation - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/backports*.tar.gz -C ~

    Finally, if yuo are in Trouble to Find Out it on Terminal See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.
    Keep the Source Code that may be usefull in case of a Kernel Update…

  4. 6. Installing Backports Kernel Driver WiFi

    Then to Install Backports Linux Kernel Driver WiFi for Ubuntu
    Access the Target folder:

    cd ~/backports*

    Now possibly to list all the available defconfigs Targets run:

    make list-defconfigs

    Then to make the Wifi one play:

    make defconfig-wifi
    make

    And then to Setup it run:

    sudo make install

    And finally, Reboot with:

    sudo reboot now

    Last, in case of a Kernel Update then repeat the same process replacing “make defconfig-wifi” with:

    make clean

    Thanks to forum.linuxmint.com.

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