[sf-lug] Problems with Ubuntu 17.10 (18.04) using kernels before 4.13.0-21

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Dec 23 21:22:54 PST 2017

Quoting Ken Shaffer (kenshaffer80 at gmail.com):

> Hello all, just a heads-up on a problem with the latest Ubuntu releases
> with the 4.13 series kernels.
> The kernel released with Ubuntu 17.10 (and 18.04 daily builds), 4.13.0-17,
>   has a serious problem with freezing updates for certain BIOS/UEFI ROMs.

Why not just disable the problematic kernel driver module that
Canonical, Ltd. should not have activated?

sudo su -
echo 'blacklist intel-spi' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf 
update-initramfs -u

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