Yes, just use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit.
I got Ubuntu (Xubuntu 15.04 64bit) installed, but it doesn't recognize the WiFi adapter -did you get it working on Ubuntu? How?
I haven't seen any links to Linux drivers so I don't know if they are available yet.
Is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS supposed to work out of the box with the ComputeStick or is the the preinstalled version
Hmm. I haven't installed 14.04 LTS on the stick, but I've booted the live ISO image and it worked just fine for me, including internet access.
I am having the problems with Wifi and sound. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything seems to work well, but the system just can't seem to be able to detect the Wifi adapter and the sound card. I try running from the live image, but the behaviour is identical.
Anyone with a solution?
No Solution for sound yet but i got the wireless working ( bluetooth does not appear to work )
Installing the RTL8723BS Wifi device
A working internet connection is required for the first two steps below:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic git
git clone https://github.com/codeTom/rtl8723bs.git
sudo make install
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe r8723bs
Thanks! Followed your simple steps and managed to get Wifi working!
I need to get sound to work next
scottjl: Which version of 14.04 did you boot exactly?
Can you see which driver it's using for the Wi-Fi?
None of the live CD ISOs that I have for 14.04 are discovering the WiFi adapter succesfully...
reaper607: How did you get the network up to be able to download and install packages required to
build the driver? A chicken and an egg problem here obviously!
I used a USB to ethernet adapter supported out of the box by the loaded kernel modules. If this isnt possible for you you can download this zip https://github.com/codeTom/rtl8723bs/archive/master.zip and copy it to the stick via usb thumb drive or microSD card and then follow directions from there
I used an external USB Wifi adapter to connect to the Internet. Although I managed to get Wifi to work, I realized that it is not very stable. After running for a few hours, the Wifi module will suddenly take 100% of CPU cycle. Once it is in this state, I will not be able to use Wifi nor can I "restart" the module. The only solution is to reboot the Compute Stick.
There is a newer version of the WIFI driver but it will only install on a newer Kernel than comes with ubuntu 14.04. If you are using ubuntu 15.04 the driver works ok although i have not used it for any length of time due to the fact the sound doesnt work on ubuntu.
Does anyone has the Linux version Compute Stick? I really need to get sound to work also.
what kernel version did you install? The kernel in 15.04 should work out of the box for audio and wifi (I have not done this in the compute Stick, but I had a similar issue with the MeegoPad and Gigabyte Brix).
The issue is that Realtek has a lot of versions (with tiny differences) and some times this bundle adapters do not have the exact match. Kernel 3.6 works better with the Wifi+BT bundles
I'm using the default kernel that comes with 15.04 which I wanna say is 3.16 but don't hold me to that. I did find a kernel patch for the SoC bay trail audio and someone got it running on a meegopad but I havnt had a chance to try it on the compute stick yet