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#1 2015-02-12 18:52:32

fire54321
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[Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Hello there. I am completely new to Arch.
I'm on kernel 3.18.2 and gnome as my desktop.
I've reinstalled linux-firmware, reinstalled iw, wpa_supplicant, dialog, pacman -Syu,  and a number of other things. The kernel module is not installed and I have not been able to find a way to do so.

lspci:

06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 6b)

ip a:

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: sit0@NONE: <NOARP> mtu 1480 qdisc noop state DOWN group default
    link/sit 0.0.0.0 brd 0.0.0.0

iwconfig:

    sit0      no wireless extensions.

    lo        no wireless extensions.

wifi-menu:

Invalid interface specification

While arch-chroot, dmesg shows:

[   14.150360] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[   14.150535] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: irq 36 for MSI/MSI-X
[   14.277699] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: loaded firmware version 23.10.10.0 op_mode iwlmvm
[   14.487097] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 7260, REV=0x144
[   14.487330] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled
[   14.488157] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled
[   14.701233] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0 wlp6s0: renamed from wlan0
[   38.411648] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled
[   38.411901] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled
[   49.607555] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled
[   49.607817] iwlwifi 0000:06:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled

While logged in normally, dmesg shows nothing for iwlwifi. I'm assuming this is because wifi-menu works from the live disk thus running the wifi card; the driver is not actually installed but running off the live disk.

lsmod also has nothing for iwlwifi

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#2 2015-02-12 20:51:43

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

$ ls /usr/lib/modules/3.18.6-1-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi

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#3 2015-02-12 21:07:22

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Hi, Can you confirm the firmware is correctly installed when logged in normally (non-live cd) ?
ls /usr/lib/firmware

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#4 2015-02-13 04:26:53

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

ls /usr/lib/firmware:

3com
acenic
adaptec
advansys
agere_ap_fw.bin
agere_sta_fw.bin
amd-ucode
ar3k
ar5523.bin
ar7010_1_1.fw
ar7010.fw
ar9170-1.fw
ar9170-2.fw
ar9271.fw
as102_data1_st.hex
as102_data2_st.hex
ath3k-1.fw
ath6k
atmsar11.fw
av7110
bnx2
bnx2x
bnx2x-e1-4.8.53.0.fw
bnx2x-e1-5.2.13.0.fw
bnx2x-e1-5.2.7.0.fw
bnx2x-e1h-4.8.53.0.fw
bnx2x-e1h-5.2.13.0.fw
bnx2x-e1h-5.2.7.0.fw
brcm
carl9170-1.fw
carl9170fw
cbfw-3.2.1.1.bin
cbfw-3.2.3.0.bin
cis
cmmb_vega_12mhz.inp
cmmb_venice_12mhz.inp
cpia2
ct2fw-3.2.1.1.bin
ct2fw-3.2.3.0.bin
ctefx.bin
ctfw-3.2.1.1.bin
ctfw-3.2.3.0.bin
ctspeq.bin
cxgb3
cxgb4
dabusb
dsp56k
dvb-fe-xc4000-1.4.1.fw
dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw
dvb-fe-xc5000c-4.1.30.7.fw
dvb_nova_12mhz_b0.inp
dvb_nova_12mhz.inp
dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
dvb-usb-it9135-01.fw
dvb-usb-it9135-02.fw
dvb-usb-terratec-h5-drxk.fw
e100
edgeport
emi26
emi62
ene-ub6250
ess
f2255usb.bin
go7007
htc_7010.fw
htc_9271.fw
i2400m-fw-usb-1.4.sbcf
i2400m-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf
i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf
intel
intelliport2.bin
isci
isdbt_nova_12mhz_b0.inp
isdbt_nova_12mhz.inp
isdbt_rio.inp
iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode
iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
iwlwifi-100-5.ucode
iwlwifi-105-6.ucode
iwlwifi-135-6.ucode
iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode
iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-10.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-8.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2b-5.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-10.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-8.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-9.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-10.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-8.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-9.ucode
iwlwifi-7265D-10.ucode
kaweth
keyspan
keyspan_pda
korg
lbtf_usb.bin
lgs8g75.fw
libertas
matrox
moxa
mrvl
mt7650.bin
mts_cdma.fw
mts_edge.fw
mts_gsm.fw
mts_mt9234mu.fw
mts_mt9234zba.fw
mwl8k
myri10ge_eth_big_z8e.dat
myri10ge_ethp_big_z8e.dat
myri10ge_ethp_z8e.dat
myri10ge_eth_z8e.dat
myri10ge_rss_eth_big_z8e.dat
myri10ge_rss_ethp_big_z8e.dat
myri10ge_rss_ethp_z8e.dat
myri10ge_rss_eth_z8e.dat
myricom
ositech
phanfw.bin
qat_895xcc.bin
ql2100_fw.bin
ql2200_fw.bin
ql2300_fw.bin
ql2322_fw.bin
ql2400_fw.bin
ql2500_fw.bin
qlogic
r128
r8a779x_usb3_v1.dlmem
radeon
rp2.fw
rsi_91x.fw
rt2561.bin
rt2561s.bin
rt2661.bin
rt2860.bin
rt2870.bin
rt3070.bin
rt3071.bin
rt3090.bin
rt3290.bin
rt73.bin
RTL8192E
rtl_nic
rtlwifi
s2250.fw
s2250_loader.fw
s5p-mfc.fw
s5p-mfc-v6.fw
s5p-mfc-v6-v2.fw
s5p-mfc-v7.fw
s5p-mfc-v8.fw
sb16
sdd_sagrad_1091_1098.bin
slicoss
sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw
sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-isdbt-02.fw
sms1xxx-nova-a-dvbt-01.fw
sms1xxx-nova-b-dvbt-01.fw
sms1xxx-stellar-dvbt-01.fw
sun
sxg
TDA7706_OM_v2.5.1_boot.txt
TDA7706_OM_v3.0.2_boot.txt
tdmb_nova_12mhz.inp
tehuti
ti_3410.fw
ti_5052.fw
ti-connectivity
tigon
tlg2300_firmware.bin
tr_smctr.bin
ttusb-budget
ueagle-atm
usbdux
usbduxfast_firmware.bin
usbdux_firmware.bin
usbduxsigma_firmware.bin
v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw
v4l-cx23418-apu.fw
v4l-cx23418-cpu.fw
v4l-cx23418-dig.fw
v4l-cx23885-avcore-01.fw
v4l-cx25840.fw
vicam
vntwusb.fw
vxge
whiteheat.fw
whiteheat_loader.fw
wsm_22.bin
yam
yamaha

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#5 2015-02-13 04:32:03

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

You should use code tags rather than quote tags when posting large chunks like this, or any chunks of code/output/log.


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#6 2015-02-13 05:53:57

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Sorry about that. Fixed.

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#7 2015-02-13 06:02:53

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

ls /usr/lib/modules/3.18.2-2-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi :

dvm
iwlwifi.ko.gz
mvm

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#8 2015-02-13 08:55:00

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Well it looks like you have everything there correctly.

I see you already checked for the module loading with #lsmod, so assuming that is so,

as root try #modprobe iwlwifi

If it loads everything should work and you can load the module manually at boot time. see kernel modules

Otherwise report back what output you get and go from there.

Last edited by beermeister general (2015-02-13 09:03:25)

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#9 2015-02-13 09:19:08

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

sudo modprobe iwlwifi:

modprobe: FATAL: Module iwlwifi not found.

sudo lsmod:

Module                  Size  Used by
x86_pkg_temp_thermal     4371  0 

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#10 2015-02-13 11:56:26

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Did you reboot after the last kernel upgrade?

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#11 2015-02-13 16:26:28

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Yes. I actually power off and on quite often - dual boot machine.

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#12 2015-02-13 16:42:22

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

When have you last upgraded your system? Are you using Arch Linux and not one of its derivatives?

There's an Ubuntu thread here that might be related (of course it might not be related, so don't do anything just yet). You should try upgrading your system...perhaps there was some kind of update to the kernel since 3.18.2 that is the source of the problem.


"We may say most aptly, that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard-loom weaves flowers and leaves." - Ada Lovelace

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#13 2015-02-13 16:49:16

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

I think you have more than one kernel installed and the module is not available for the kernel you are booting hence modprobe fails. At least that is what I suspect.

what kernels do you have installed?

$ls /usr/lib/modules/

what kernel are you booting (have you just installed a stock kernel I take it as my version here is 3.18.6-1 )

$uname -a

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#14 2015-02-13 21:07:53

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

ls /usr/lib/modules/:

3.18.2
3.18.6-1-ARCH
extramodules-3.18-ARCH

uname -a:

Linux xps5930 3.18.2 #1 SMP Wed Jan 14 19:39:58 EST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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#15 2015-02-13 21:23:24

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Try booting into the newer kernel version (3.18.6-1-ARCH)

check also that the iwlwifi module is in the corresponding /usr/lib/modules/3.18.6-1-ARCH/ directory

confirm you have booted using this kernel version and check the output of the given commands again (you may find the module loads correctly anyway)

Cheers,

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#16 2015-02-13 21:25:08

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Your "uname -a" therefore shows you aren't running the correct kernel as you should be seeing "3.18.6-1-ARCH" in the uname command.

The files you have in  /usr/lib/modules/3.18.6-1-ARCH show you have installed the most recent kernel.

Which bootloader are you using? Perhaps you need to manually update it?

If your bootloader is showing a choice of kernel, are you selecting the "3.18.6-1-ARCH" one?

Cheers
Paul

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#17 2015-02-13 21:34:00

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

The kernel image in Arch is always called "vmlinuz-linux" regardless of the version.

It should not be possible to boot into an older kernel version without using `pacman -U` to downgrade it.

You need to:

# pacman -Syu

I don't know how you've managed to boot up 3.18.2 if you have 3.18.6 installed...

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#18 2015-02-13 21:43:56

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

The kernel image in Arch is always called "vmlinuz-linux" regardless of the version.

It should not be possible to boot into an older kernel version without using `pacman -U` to downgrade it.

You need to:

# pacman -Syu

I don't know how you've managed to boot up 3.18.2 if you have 3.18.6 installed...

I didn't realise until you pointed this out, coming from Debian I am used to multiple boot entries :-)
I have however two kernels installed although only because I have also installed the LTS kernel giving me a fall back option in case of a kernel upgrade that creates an un-bootable system (I have had this a few times in the past with other distro's but always had an older kernel to boot)
I am somewhat mystified by what has happened here, I don't know if the OP can shed any light?

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#19 2015-02-13 22:44:03

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

Hopefully OP can. Take us through the steps you followed when installing. Did you only use the arch wiki? Or some other guide you found online? I asked earlier to verify that you're on Arch and not some derivative. The lack of response worries me

Last edited by nullified (2015-02-13 22:44:45)


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#20 2015-02-14 21:20:30

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Re: [Solved] Help Installing iwlwifi

I was booting into the wrong kernel!
Installed grub-customizer and changed the order.
I am running regular Arch. Followed the beginner's guide but the wifi was not working. Searching around I found issues that others had on earlier kernels not supporting intel 7260. I decided to bite off more than I could chew and compiled a newer kernel but messed up on naming things and changing the default kernel.
Thank you everyone.

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