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Offline Capodastro

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iwlwifi-3160 not working
« on: May 19, 2015, 06:02:40 AM »
Hi, here my output:

tc@box:~$ dmesg | grep iwl
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Falling back to user helper
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode' failed.
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Falling back to user helper
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-3160-8.ucode' failed.
iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
tc@box:~$

I discovered the firmware folder in "/usr/local/lib/firmware". I checked for the needed firmware and it was was missed, so I I concluded I do not own a "tinycore premium" wireless card.  :-*
From an other Linux installation where the card works 100% I copied the 3
firmware filesin that folder:

iwlwifi-3160-7ucode'
iwlwifi-3160-8.ucode'
iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode'

The kernels are quite similar.
I made the files pseudo-persistent and rebooted
I got the same output from dmesg
Any Idea?
I feel a bit terrorized remembering that the installation CD offered me to install the ndiswrapper...

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Re: iwlwifi-3160 not working
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 06:18:22 AM »
Hi Capodastro
Maybe try  iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode  from here:
https://github.com/OpenELEC/iwlwifi-firmware/tree/master/firmware

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Re: iwlwifi-3160 not working
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 06:18:59 AM »
Backup happens later than the initial device probing, so you'll need to tell the driver to probe again after the firmware files are available.

Put "modprobe iwlwifi" to /opt/bootlocal.sh, for example.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: iwlwifi-3160 not working
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 08:07:27 AM »
Rich, curaga,
thanks a lot! I'try all that :)

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Re: iwlwifi-3160 not working
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015, 04:56:19 PM »
Hi all,
finally I got  some free time again!

After downloading the firmware from the url you gave me and putting in /usr/local/lib the two requested firmwares I get still the same error messages.

/opt/bootlocal.sh looks:
#!/bin/sh
# put other system startup commands here
cp 10-keyboard.conf /usr/local/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
cp iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode /usr/local/lib/firmware
cp iwlwifi-3160-8.ucode /usr/local/lib/firmware
modprobe iwlwifi

The size by the firmware files which I downloaded looks enormous (each one 26405) if compared with iwlwifi files already present (typically 72)
Any idea?

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Re: iwlwifi-3160 not working
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 12:44:15 AM »
Perhaps you have to remove it first before reloading (modprobe -r iwlwifi; modprobe iwlwifi).
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Re: iwlwifi-3160 not working
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 03:23:45 AM »
Well, what would be this distro without you guys ?!

Additionally, because I never downloaded from github I just downloaded the link instead the binary!
A.Einstein wrote that the human intelligence has always a limit, but that the human stupidity has no limits.
And here finally the desired output

tc@box:~$ iwconfig
ip_vti0   no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on
         
dummy0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

tunl0     no wireless extensions.

Once more thanks you all !