Internal wireless adapter not recognized [it solved itself]

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timmn1
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Internal wireless adapter not recognized [it solved itself]

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My external USB wireless adapter has been rendered useless due to a cat who recently decided that chewing on unprotected cables was the thing to do.
So I ordered a Fenvi Model FV-2030T internal wireless adapter from Newegg, according to their catalog, it was compatible with linux, When I installed it, inxi saw it, but it doesn't show up under Network Settings. It uses an Intel Wireless-AC 9260 chipset, so I went to their website and downloaded the iwlwifi-9260-th-b0-jf-b0-34.ucode but when I tried to copy it into /lib/firmware it was already there. I would think that would make it plug-and-play, but apparently not, so, what do I do to make this card work?

Here is the output from inxi:

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 System:
  Host: MS-7C56 Kernel: 5.15.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 11.2.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 5.4.12 Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
    base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7C56 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MPG B550 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C56) v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.80
    date: 12/30/2021
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse
    charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
    charge: 100% status: Full
CPU:
  Info: quad core model: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2
    rev: 0 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2526 high: 3600 min/max: 2200/4349 boost: enabled
    cores: 1: 3600 2: 2398 3: 2056 4: 2399 5: 3590 6: 2056 7: 2057 8: 2056
    bogomips: 60799
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 760 OEM] vendor: PC Partner / Sapphire
    driver: nvidia v: 470.141.03 bus-ID: 2b:00.0
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 driver: X: loaded: nvidia
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa gpu: nvidia
    resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit)/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.141.03 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio vendor: PC Partner / Sapphire
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 2b:00.1
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 2d:00.4
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-48-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 07:00.0
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 2a:00.0
  IF: enp42s0 state: down mac: d8:bb:c1:03:95:95
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-2.1:4
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: 8C:1D:96:5B:C4:93
    bt-v: 3.0 lmp-v: 5.1
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 983.17 GiB used: 59.56 GiB (6.1%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNU010TZ size: 953.87 GiB
    temp: 24.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda type: USB model: ASolid USB size: 29.3 GiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 937.33 GiB used: 57.28 GiB (6.1%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 5.2 MiB (1.0%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 32 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 28%
Info:
  Processes: 257 Uptime: 41m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.24 GiB (8.0%)
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: 2356 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.13
If you need any other output, please let me know.

Thanks
Last edited by timmn1 on Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
Someday, maybe I'll figure out exactly what the hell I'm doing.
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Re: Internal wireless adapter not recognized

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Be sure secure boot is disabled in Bios. If you dual boot, disable Fast Startup in Windows.
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Re: Internal wireless adapter not recognized

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Here is something strange, after giving up, and completely shutting down the computer, when I booted it again, the card worked.
So, I'm going to mark this as solved, for now.
Someday, maybe I'll figure out exactly what the hell I'm doing.
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Re: Internal wireless adapter not recognized [it solved itself]

Post by sleeper12 »

Good, maybe just needed to reboot.
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