Monday, 11 September 2017

Ubuntu 17.10 from 10 September with v4.13.0-9 Kernel

As Ubuntu does not 'opt-in' to the beta ISO releases of Artful Aardvark (17.10) I thought it would be interesting to respin the latest daily release (10th September) together with the rolling 'unstable' kernel of v4.13.0-9 and produce ISOs for both Atom-based and Apollo-based mini PCs to see what the current progress is.

The ISOs can be downloaded from:

  • Atom (-i artful-desktop-amd64.iso --rolling-unstable --atom)
  • Apollo (-i artful-desktop-amd64.iso --rolling-unstable --apollo)

Whilst the ISOs target specific Intel architectures to ensure everything works they should also work on any Intel devices.

Anyone wanting to spin their own version can download the latest Ubuntu daily ISO from and respin using my '' script using the options above.

Please donate if you find the ISOs or script useful using the following link


  1. hello I have Jumper Ezbook 3 pro and after install rEFIned i can boot Manjaro and Your's iso :) ... but i have a problem with treackpad in this laptop . In manajro and ubuntu trackpad don't work :( i must use the mouse .

  2. Hello
    i'm on cube iwork12
    I have disconnections every 10 seconds
    lubuntu not too bad, unity is a real catastrophe

    1. It is no longer 'Unity' but 'GNOME' as they replaced the desktop ... see '' for the rationale.

  3. on my iwork12 cube
    the wifi ok
    bluetooth ok
    the touch ok
    no sound, but it is not far, we see the cursor tremble when the sound passes.
    for the rotation of screen, it is necessary to parametrer it, it goes into portrait mode when it is in landscape mode, for what is missing most is the sound.


    1. Does the 'iwork 12' use the ES8316 audio codec?
      If so look at '' and see if this fixes the sound. First make sure the 'snd-soc-sst-byt-cht-es8316' module is loaded otherwise do a 'modprobe' on it. Then take a look at 'comment 78' in the referenced post and work from there.

  4. I have installed linuxium-atom-v4.13.0-9-ubuntu-17.10-10SEP17-desktop-amd64.iso. After copying NVRAM file into folder /lib/firmware/brcm/ again no wifi.
    Sound does not work, I have, as on the Screenshot to see, HDMI output selected.Speaker test-no sound. With VLC Player plays a video file, no sound. Analog output selected, headphone connected, the same.
    I have Beelink BT3 Pro(Intel X5-Z8350) with AP6255 wifi chipset(Broadcom BCM43455).
    With zidoo x9s(Android 6.0.1) i have sound, when i use HDMI. The HDMI cables are the same, from Kabeldirekt, for HDMI v.2.0

    1. There is a regression for wifi using the AP6255 chip in the v4.13 kernel for which I have upstreamed a patch which is queued to be included in the v4.13.2 kernel. You can then upgrade to the v4.13.2 kernel when it is released next week or wait until the Ubuntu 'unstable' gets rebased to v4.13.2 and then upgrade the rolling 'unstable' kernel to whatever that kernel becomes.

      For sound as I don't have this device I've not got any immediate suggestions but the 'bytcr_rt5651 bytcr_rt5651: ASoC: CODEC DAI rt5651-aif1 not registered' would be an interesting starting point.

    2. I have entered some commands, so i can get info about the sound card. It is ALSA, hdmi-lpe-audio: "NAME="Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio HDMI/DP,pcm=1",Realtek I2S Audio Codec

      Here the complete log:

      There is too much unknown devices:
      DMA controller
      Keyboard controller
      PS/2 Controller
      Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine
      Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Power Management Controller
      Broadcom Unclassified device
      Broadcom Unclassified device
      Broadcom Unclassified device

      I think, in two years i can use Linux on Beelink BT3 Pro, now is too early.

    3. I would like to donate to you, but without benefit for me I can not.

  5. on my iwork12 cube this is what i have as a sound controller

    00: 02.0 VGA compatible controller: Atom / Celeron / Pentium Processor x5-E8000 / J3xxx / N3xxx PCI Configuration Registers (rev 22)

    and is there a way to adjust the rotation of the screen

    thank you


  6. I install your iso in my winbook tw802 tablet. The sound doesn't work. Gnome is very slow, i put plasma, the system works ok, but the sound still down.

    Thanks a lot for your work

  7. Thanks for your work.

    I've tested it -through USB pen- on "Chiwu HiBook Pro" tablet/computer. WIFI is OK, although Touchscreen is not working.

    Any solution?


  8. (following)
    Here more information about my tablet:
    > CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (Cherry Trail)
    > Resolution: 2560x1440
    > Touchscreen Windows Driver description: KMDF HID Minidriver for Touch I2C Device

    > Screen density: 320 dpi (xhdpi)

  9. Hello, I have a Chuwi lapbook 15.6 with z8300. I installed ubuntu succesfully, downloading it from uphere (from the atom download link). I have mousepad, brightness control, wifi, working out of the box but audio doesn't work and I have no idea how to try to fix it (haven't installed drivers on linux ever before). But I just need the audio to have a perfectly working ubuntu pc.
    With the command "aplay -l" it shows me 2 devices:
    HdmiLpeAudio [Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio]
    and bytcrrt5651.
    But if i go to audio setting it says I have no output devices there.
    Do you think I can solve this problem? It would be nice if you could help me, and I will certanely donate as sign of gratitude.
    In any case any answer will be very appreciated

  10. Is this ISO able to be used on a Intel Compute Stick STK1A32SC?

    The reason I'm asking this is because I want to update the OS on my device and want to find out before I try.

    1. Use the 'Atom' ISO for best results.

  11. hello Ian, thankyou for you great job ! sorry, my english is not so good ... so ... i'll try to explain my problem :

    After downloading this iso :

    putting on my usbkey with Etcher. no problem.

    my machine is that :

    so what is the problem :
    1) your distro boot and works well on usblive
    2) the install is fine, no problems
    3) at reboot, I can see the 17.10 and launch it ... BUT .... every +-10 seconds the system hibernates or turns on "sleep" ...

    can you help me ? thanks again ! :-)

    1. Ubuntu 17.10 is still under development so if there are issues it is always best to see if they occur on a released version of Ubuntu using the latest Ubuntu kernel from Canonical.

    2. hey! thanks for your response.
      but, how it is possible that on usblive, your distro works fine ?
      where can I found other releases that works for Intel Atom Z3735F ?
      thanks for your help :-)

    3. Try respining the official Ubuntu 16.04.3 ISO with the v4.13.3 kernel and see if the problem still exists (e.g. '-i -k v4.13.3 --atom').

  12. Hi,

    I'm using version 7.3.3 - and run the script as root on a xenial/16.04.3 machine.

    Are these permission errors normal ? I interrupted the ISO creation because of them

    ~/Downloads/isorespin\(2\).sh -i Voyager-16.04.3-amd64.iso -b rEFInd --apollo --upgrade
    Extracting ISO ...
    rsync: symlink "/media/number6/ds212/software/ISO/isorespin/iso-directory-structure/ubuntu" -> "." failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: symlink "/media/number6/ds212/software/ISO/isorespin/iso-directory-structure/dists/stable" -> "xenial" failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: symlink "/media/number6/ds212/software/ISO/isorespin/iso-directory-structure/dists/unstable" -> "xenial" failed: Permission denied (13)

    PS : I modified the script to support Linux Voyager (a xubuntu variant) :

    -SUPPORTED_OS=("Ubuntu" "Kubuntu" "Lubuntu" "Ubuntu-Budgie" "Ubuntu-GNOME" "Ubuntu-MATE" "Xubuntu" "Mint" "neon" "elementary" "BackBox" "Peppermint")
    +SUPPORTED_OS=("Ubuntu" "Kubuntu" "Lubuntu" "Ubuntu-Budgie" "Ubuntu-GNOME" "Ubuntu-MATE" "Xubuntu" "Mint" "neon" "elementary" "BackBox" "Peppermint" "Voyager")
    LONG_FLAGS=("help" "version" "update" "kernel" "repository" "erase" "package" "local-package" "download" "file" "boot" "storage" "iso" "work-directory" "command" "output" "grub" "key" "upgrade")
    PROCESSORS=("apollo" "atom")
    ROLLING_POSSIBILITIES=("rolling-release" "rolling-release-hwe" "rolling-release-hwe-edge" "rolling-proposed" "rolling-proposed-hwe" "rolling-proposed-hwe-edge" "rolling-testing" "rolling-testing-hwe" "rolling-testing-hwe-edge" "rolling-unstable" "rolling-unstable-hwe" "rolling-unstable-hwe-edge")
    @@ -2029,7 +2029,7 @@
    case "${ISO_DISTRO}" in
    - "Ubuntu"|"Kubuntu"|"Lubuntu"|"Ubuntu-Budgie"|"Ubuntu-GNOME"|"Ubuntu-MATE"|"Xubuntu")
    + "Ubuntu"|"Kubuntu"|"Lubuntu"|"Ubuntu-Budgie"|"Ubuntu-GNOME"|"Ubuntu-MATE"|"Xubuntu"|"Voyager")
    @@ -3334,6 +3334,11 @@
    REFIND_CONF="file=\/cdrom\/preseed\/peppermint.seed ${REFIND_BOOT_PARAMETERS}"
    + "Voyager")
    + REFIND_ICON="os_xubuntu.png"
    + REFIND_CONF="file=\/cdrom\/preseed\/xubuntu.seed"
    + ;;


    1. I've not looked at 'Voyager' so I can't advise whether your changes are sufficient nor what the implications of the errors are.

  13. Hi, I own a Odys Trendbook 14. It has a Intel Atom z3735f. I got ubuntu working on it but it gives me troubles with the sound. It doesn't work at all. It has a Intel SST Audio Device (WDM). How can i get it work?

    1. Post your 'isorespin.log' and the 'dmesg' after booting from running the respun ISO.

  14. Hello.

    I've tried this atom iso in my Baytrail tablets. I found the same issues as the ones I've found in the last isos. BT does not work and neither Sound. It's very weird because latest 16.04 isos with older kernels (4.12) worked great.
    Does anybody found this issues? sound is rt5640 and modules seems to be loaded, and BT is rtl8723bs (wifi chip)

    1. For sound make sure you select the audio output from sound controls in case it is defaulting to something different to you expect. For wifi and/or bluetooth try restarting the service using 'systemctl' as sometimes it doesn't load properly using a LiveUSB.

  15. Thanks Linuxium, regarding sound is the first I tried, but no output device detected.