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Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:24 am
by Maldir
Hello everyone.
I am installing linux mint lmde 2 betsy but i cant get my wireless wifi drivers to work. Any ideas on how to install the drivers?

Machine: hp pavilion 15-aw005no
Wireless: Broadcom

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:28 am
by JeremyB
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lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:49 am
by Maldir

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03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:81fc]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:3165] (rev 81)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:4010

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:35 am
by JeremyB
You dont need broadcom drivers as your wireless is Intel. What kernel do you have?

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uname -a

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:38 am
by Maldir
kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:56 pm
by JeremyB
Should use the kernel backports for this and this will only affect wireless modules

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wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/stable/v4.4.2/backports-4.4.2-1.tar.gz
tar -zxvf backports-4.4.2-1.tar.gz
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
cd backports-4.4.2-1
make defconfig-iwlwifi
make
sudo make install
cd /lib/firmware
sudo wget http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/plain/iwlwifi-7265D-21.ucode
Reboot and it should function

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:24 am
by Maldir
Thank you for you help so far, but it didnt do the trick. Cant select wireless connections only wired

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:26 am
by JeremyB
Lets see what the results are for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; dmesg | grep iwl

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:29 am
by Maldir

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03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:81fc]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:3165] (rev 81)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:4010]
[    3.619711] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: irq 79 for MSI/MSI-X
[    3.621188] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-19.ucode (-2)
[    3.621192] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[    3.621193] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to user helper
[    3.698068] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-18.ucode (-2)
[    3.698072] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[    3.698074] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to user helper
[    3.698686] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-17.ucode (-2)
[    3.698690] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[    3.698692] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to user helper
[    3.699341] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-16.ucode (-2)
[    3.699345] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[    3.699347] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to user helper
[    3.699782] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-15.ucode (-2)
[    3.699786] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[    3.699788] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to user helper
[    3.700206] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-14.ucode (-2)
[    3.700209] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[    3.700211] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to user helper
[    3.700577] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-13.ucode (-2)
[    3.700580] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
[    3.700581] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to user helper
[    3.700983] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-7265D-13.ucode' failed.
[    3.700986] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: no suitable firmware found!

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:35 am
by JeremyB
Should be able to fix that

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cd /lib/firmware
sudo wget http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/plain/iwlwifi-7265D-17.ucode
Reboot

Re: Broadcom wifi driver

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:39 am
by Maldir
Yep that did the trick :) Thank you for you patience and help :)