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[SOLVED] Intel 9260 driver implementation

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Hi, I know the this has been a well discussed issue on Linux forums, but I was wondering whether there could be efforts made to add to the kernel support for the Intel 9260 wireless receiver - as this comes with many motherboards of both AMD and Intel varieties. As for many other devices, such as Nvidia graphics cards or Broadcom WiFi adapters, it is very straightforward to select the corresponding driver to make it work - I am dumbfounded at why Intel devices aren't this easy to configure as I am having to write out paragraphs of code every other week to keep the WiFi working.
Any feedback on the matter is appreciated, but I do think this should be made as much of a top issue as the continuing Mac hardware support that has been given in recent years, as it affects both camps in the new lineup of motherboards.
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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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bionicle_159 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:43 am
Hi, I know the this has been a well discussed issue on Linux forums, but I was wondering whether there could be efforts made to add to the kernel support for the Intel 9260 wireless receiver
According to this page: https://www.intel.com.au/content/www/au ... rking.html, the 9260 is supported. Perhaps you could state the nature of the problem.
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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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I follow the guide at https://askubuntu.com/questions/1038242 ... -and-16-04

This is something I've had to do after every update, I was asking if they was a way to make this process more streamlined for users as this affects many and is a bug hassle to maintain properly as you need a network connection each time, which is hard if you've got a desktop in a separate room to your router and don't have another WiFi adapter.
Is there any way to send this to the Ubuntu team who make the kernel, as I was sure that Intel didn't make they drivers proprietary as they support Linux as much as AMD do.

TL;DR I'm asking if changes could be added so that instead of needing a network connection (something that you can't have if the driver isn't built into/available through the distro) and writing a dissertation of code, they have a driver option like Broadcom and Nvidia have in this photo https://linuxhint.com/wp-content/upload ... ager-1.png

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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You might try a kernel from a newer series, e.g. the 4.18 series.

Intel drivers are integrated into the kernel, so maybe it's as simple as a wrong implementation in the 4.15 kernel series.
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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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...i'm a bit confused - exactly what kernel revision are you running?

Because according to the bugzilla report linked from askubuntu above, the commit fix is tagged:
'compare with number of IRQs requested for, not number of CPUs'. Such was fixed in 4.17.
Canonical certainly has been 'notified', see here as well.
And the fix appears to have been backported during their 4.15.0-44.47-proposed.

That is, if we're talking about the same bug,
and you're not (further?) affected by something else (that the backports take care of)...

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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That is, if we're talking about the same bug,
and you're not (further?) affected by something else (that the backports take care of)...
Well I have had this issue since December 2018, I'm running 18.3 still but I tried a live version of 19.1 - but it still had the same issue. I am running an 8 core Ryzen CPU but it works fine when I run the paragraph of code from the aforementioned help guide I posted. I doubt going back to an earlier version of the kernel's going to help as I always have had to do the same procedure for every single version since December.

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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See the wireless script link in my signature and post results. There are way too many different versions of the 9260 to determine exactly what models are supported in a certain kernel without more info

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bionicle_159: i didn't suggested you should somehow revert to a previous kernel
(how could I, even more since you never told what revision you're running in the first place...)
All i suggested is that if talking about the very specific issue referenced in bugzilla, then such has been taken of by now.

It honors you that you found a workaround if you ask me - that's exactly what someone should do.
But what exactly happens there & why, we can't possibly know if we don't have the whole picture:
chances are that a much simpler & hassle-free workaround hopefully might exist,
even more now that quite some time has passed since May 2018.
Your best bet to find if such is the case, is passing that info to Jeremy...

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:57 pm
See the wireless script link in my signature and post results. There are way too many different versions of the 9260 to determine exactly what models are supported in a certain kernel without more info
here's the url https://termbin.com/fs0h
Ignore if it mentions a USB WiFi adapter, as I am using a Belkin WiFi adapter to get online

thx-1138: It says I'm running 4.15.0-45-generic, but I have just updated so I don't know for sure if this is the newest one being displayed or I am running the second to last one until I restart the system

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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What exactly are you doing to get it to work, iwlwifi-backports?

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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Yup, I just keep running the same string of code and hope for the best, seems to have done the trick each time - but annoyingly I do get an error code on the loading screen, with it citing a line beginning with the word 'options'. Besides that, it works fine until I update again

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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After a kernel update, all you should need to do is

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cd backport-iwlwifi
make clean
make
sudo make install
Then reboot, not sure why chili555 had sudo make in that post

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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Is there any way we can pass this issue onto the dev team to fix so people won't have to go through this each time they update their system, I think it needs to be sorted out to not put off others with a similar setup in case we have an influx of gamers, encouraged by tech-tubers, wanting to try Linux on AMD with the new support Valve has given Windows-only games to run on Linux.

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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The wifi fix? You could file a bug report with Ubuntu as they maintain the kernels and I doubt they would pull from the iwlwifi backports, more likely to pull from upstream kernels

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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I dunno, it seems out of character for Linux devs to be lazy, they manage to support so many obscure PCs that it would seem weird for them not to want to try and nip this in the bud, I just wish that the community got as angry about this as they did with the series 1 Ryzen chips :lol: , I'll try and contact them if you can find me a link to the forum/bug reporter they have, I'm useless when trying to find anything like this by myself.

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ click on the file a bug link, you will need a launchpad account

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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Cheers! I'll look into that tomorrow, any good comes out of it I'll report back.

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Re: Intel 9260 driver implementation

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Solution found! ...sorta

Just addressing this since it went unresolved for so long, got referred onto bugzilla after launchpad couldn't figure out what was going on (bugzilla was a complete waste of time, immediately closing the ticket because it was an issue that affected Ryzen users, not OEM products. Not going back there again!)

I dual-boot Mint with Windows 10 on a separate drive, didn't find out until a long while after that the 'quick power up' feature in Windows causes the WiFi issues in Linux. The native Intel WiFi driver in Linux is missing the feature to 'wake up' the adapter, not able to get it out of it's hibernated state that Windows puts it in for some bizarre reason.

Backporting the driver was my only fix at the time, but now - just disabling 'quick power up/start up' in Windows seems to get it to show up in Linux again.

From my experience with bugzilla and the fact that Intel's done nothing about it so far, leads me to believe nothing's gonna be done to rectify the driver, so if it happens to anyone reading, and changing the start up setting doesn't help - I'm not sure what can be done to fix it.

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