This page divides the Linux distributions in three categories: the (bigger Debian based) ones that we officially support, the (smaller Debian based) ones that we try to support unofficially, and the (non Debian based) ones where we only provide minimal documentation for an unsupported, manual installation method.
We make sure that our driver packages work in all the official Debian, Ubuntu and Raspbian current distributions.
- The official Ubuntu flavors are listed here: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Budgie and Kylin, and their EOL (End Of Life) here. This means that for example Ubuntu no longer officially supports their 19.04 version, and that Linux Mint is not an official flavor.
- The offical Debian blends are listed here and their EOL here; we regularly test oldstable (Stretch) and stable (Buster). This means that for example Kali and OSMC aren’t official Debian blends.
- The Raspbian EOL is the same as for Debian; again there we test oldstable and stable.
There are dozens of Debian based distributions where our driver packages probably work, but they are too many for our team to officially test all of them. Additionally, some distributions like LinuxMint impose restrictions like apt-pinning their kernels, and others like Kali offer custom kernels. The main issue is to get the kernel headers; if those are available, then our installer can properly compile our driver.
Our users have reported that our driver works in the following distributions:
- Linux Mint, Kali Linux, MX Linux, PureOS
Wikipedia maintains some lists of Debian-based distributions where are driver probably works:
📝 Note that if your distribution is unsupported and you didn’t notice it and you purchased our adapter, you may ask for a refund, as our product comes with a 2 year warranty.
We currently do not support our driver in the following distributions. Yet, it might be possible to uncompress the .deb and compile the driver from source, by following our manual installation instructions:
- RPM based: e.g. CentOS, Fedora, Mageia, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, SUSE.
- Arch based: e.g. Arch, Manjaro, Antergos, Artix
- Source based: e.g. Gentoo