LTS Ubuntu with -updates shouldn't have this sort of issue - this is,
We need a new kernel urgently in -updates, and I'd expect serious
discussions within the kernel team to understand what has caused this
issue and avoid it reoccurring.
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Come on now - surely this is embarassing?
The regdb on Ubuntu is now almost *2 years* out of date.
As of now, the latest stable version is 2014-10-07.
For all those suffering from this (and VHT issues, etc.), I've found the
Debian testing package to apply cleanly and enable VHT successfully -
Public bug reported:
This CPU supports rdrand, but /dev/hwrng is not created at boot time.
Reinstalling rng-tools creates /dev/hwrng but it is lost at reboot.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: linux-image-generic 126.96.36.199.25
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-23.31-generic
It appears it's possible to make rngd pick up the feature properly - see
However, I wonder if /dev/hwrng should be created regardless...
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