Volumio 3 Beta: x86 with kernel 6.1 & latest firmware

I intend to do some more testing with 6.1 as there have been quite a few fixes over the last few months. Time to verify them with Volumio, is anyone still following this thread and willing to test?

you know I will.

I can of course

And me!

Ok, I’ll try to build one sometime this coming weekend.


There is a new version Volumiobuster-3.538-2023-08-07-x86_amd64

I did some testing and noticed (on a Lenovo T15p Gen 3) it now loads with graphics enabled, but there seems to be an issue with Intel WIFI 6E AX211, using the iwlwifi driver. It has firmware issues with this module. Investigating.

Also note, this is based on the current volumio development core, which may not be completely stabile, just report your issues and I will evaluate.


tested today with my 12-years-old chinese Surface clone, with Celeron CPU

I did the first boot from USB, then installed on internal SSD, no problem at all.

The UI on the touchscreen is shown from the second boot onwards, it is very responsive and the touch works fine too. I have also installed the chrome add-on for screen keyboard, I can fully control the device without any phone/tablet/pc.

I did not find any particular problem, the only thing it doesn’t work is Bluetooth.
I can find and pair from my Android phone and from my windows PC, but if I try to play no sound comes from the x86 device running Volumio, and metadata are not sent to the paired device.


Please forget my previous statement: after a reboot, Bluetooth playback works fine!


Hi Dario,

thanks for testing this.
I can also confirm success with some different devices, old and new(ish)

  • older HP x2 detachable 10-p15nz, no issues
  • older HP Pavilion dv6, no issues
  • older Asus N550J, no issues
  • newer Lenova Yoga 520, no issues
  • newish CHUWI Larkbox, no issues (but hardware not recommended , annoying loud fan, worst ever for an x86 volumio audio device)
  • very recent Lenovo T15P Gen 3, wireless issue with WiFi AX211 under investigation

Seeing feedback it appears old hardware is well covered, however.
There is newer hardware around (last 0-1-2 years) which needs attention, mainly with networking and graphics issues.
Please help us testing when you can and post the results, also when positive.
Preferable with complete brand/type/model or output from lshw or at least some kind of hardware description.

I can also test on another laptop, a chinese Kuu Yobook Pro.

I can try USB boot but I won’t install on internal SSD, because it’s my travel laptop with Windows and Lubuntu

here the test results on my Kuu YoBook Pro

lshw.txt (29.2 KB)

  • Volumio boots without problems, the UI is loaded properly
  • WiFi works out-of-the-box
  • The onboard Analog output is not recognized (but I had problems to have it working on Lubuntu too, I had to move to the OEM kernel and apply some other changes I don’t remember now)

Perhaps it needs an additional driver or firmware, a log could show more.

here it is


if I remember correctly, I followed this guide to have audio from speakers/headphones working with Lubuntu


Thanks, all clear now, it is a baytrail/ cherrytrail soc using alsa ucm and es8336 codec.
This is not supported (yet), volumio only has codecs rt5640, rt5651, rt5672 and es8316 implemented as these were the only ones I could get hold of for testing.

Any other members willing to try the beta version please?
This version will most likely work will all existing x86 installs, but the newer hardware (from the last 2 years more or less) will benefit from this as more hw components (graphics/ networking) are supported.
Volumio functionality has not changed, just the OS.

This is a very specific update as a new beta image, it allows booting from UAS supported usb drives.
I’m not sure, but there may already have been cases where booting from USB attached scsi devices did not succeed and ended with a few “findfs” messages, followed by initramfs dropping to a shell.
Cases where it failed where “Orico M2PV-C3”, but there are more like “Sabrent SATA …”

This has now been solved, please try Volumiobuster-3.542-2023-09-22-x86_amd64 in case you (or intend to) boot from extrnal usb devices.

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Thanks Gé,

Will test next week

Meanwhile the x86 has successfully been tested with kernel 6.6, this thread will be closed.

There is an official (albeit test) version out: Volumio-3.576-2023-11-10-x86_amd64
You can either flash it, OTA from any existing x86 setup in test mode or wait for the next release, which will have kernel 6.6 as default.

Advantages version >= 3.576:

  • support for newer Intel and AMD hardware with built-in gpu, touchscreens, eth, disk, wifi and soundcard components
  • support for newer peripherals like USB WiFi and BT dongles
  • overall better firmware support