[Solved] HP Pavilion x360 wifi driver without ethernet

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137ben
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[Solved] HP Pavilion x360 wifi driver without ethernet

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Hello Mint community! I installed Mint a coupe months ago alongside Windows 10 on my old computer, and it has been working well since then. I just bought a new HP Paviliion x360 2-in-1, and decided that for this computer, I want to use only Linux (I'm keeping a partition with Windows around for compatibility reasons). After installing Linux Mint 18 MATE, I found that it did not have a wifi driver compatible with my new computer.

My first idea was to connect via ethernet to install the drivers I needed. Unfortunately, the computer in question does not have an ethernet port. I am typing this post from my old laptop (which does have working internet, on both Windows and Mint.)

I ran -inxi -Fxz. I can't copy and paste the output into this post (since I don't have internet on that computer :| ), but here is a manually-copied transcription of the "Network" portion:
Network: Card: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlol state: down mac: <filter>
Google leads me to http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... 05511.html
from which I downloaded the file from the second row (since it was the only one with "3165" in it). I transferred the .tgz file to my new laptop via a USB stick...
and then I got stuck. Assuming what I've already done isn't completely wrong, how do I get the Intel wifi drivers into the firmware directory in a way that Linux Mint will be able to use them?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: HP Pavilion x360 wifi driver without ethernet

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I think you have the correct driver and even firmware. Post results for

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rfkill list all
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Re: HP Pavilion x360 wifi driver without ethernet

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rfkill list all gives (copying manually):

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0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard Blocked: no

1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no

2: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
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Re: HP Pavilion x360 wifi driver without ethernet

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echo "blacklist acer-wmi" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Reboot
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Re: HP Pavilion x360 wifi driver without ethernet

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It worked! Thank you, JeremyB!
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Re: HP Pavilion x360 wifi driver without ethernet

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Please edit the subject of the original post to add SOLVED
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