Intel ax210 Drivers on Linux Mint 20.2

Installing Linux Mint 20.2 Edge on a new Framework laptop and the WiFi works during installation. After installing updates via the Update Manager the WiFi no longer works.

  1. First download the ax210 firmware from Intel’s Linux support site and cp the .ucode file into /lib/firmware.
  2. Rename /usr/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-ty-a0-gf-a0.pnvm to /usr/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-ty-a0-gf-a0.pnvm.bak and reboot.

If I didn’t do step 2 then the new .ucode file wouldn’t get loaded.