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mervg
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is this modprobe.d post correct

Post by mervg » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:11 pm

at /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
# /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
# iwlwifi will dyamically load either iwldvm or iwlmvm depending on the
# microcode file installed on the system. When removing iwlwifi, first
# remove the iwl?vm module and then iwlwifi.
remove iwlwifi \
(/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
&& /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211

No Network extensions mint 18.1 on hp pavilion x360
intel device [8086:24FB]
NETWORK.STATE shows (main) + networking/wireless/wwan all enabled=true
IFCONFIG wlan0 device not found
IWCONFIG lo no wireless extensions
ETC/network/interfaces auto lo iface to inet loopback
ETC MODPROBE.D INTEL iwlwifi-3168-21& 3168-22 ucodes installed
Driver manager: intel-microcode device not working

Is there any thing else to check, like is the driver correct, is there an alternative for wlan0 to try, or whatever?
Every post re this issue I have found - tried and failed. I really would like this version to work.

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Re: is this modprobe.d post correct

Post by dave8671 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi i am not good at this either but.

Using this command would give more information on your system to help you.

Sudo lspci -v

You need to read this post from ubuntu fourm below pay attention to the 4th post and the bug launchpad. Mint uses ubuntu as it repositories in case you were not aware.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/827795/ ... rd-to-work

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Re: is this modprobe.d post correct

Post by jimallyn » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:34 pm

You would probably be better off explaining in plain language what problems you are experiencing, and let us know a bit about your system by opening a terminal, entering inxi -Fxz, and copy/paste the output here. Forums member JeremyB is quite knowledgeable on wifi and has solved many problems for forums members. He has in his signature a link to a script that seems to be quite useful for diagnosing wifi problems:

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php ... st12350385
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Re: is this modprobe.d post correct

Post by JeremyB » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:15 am

The iwlwifi.conf file is normal but you need the 4.8 or 4.10 kernel for wifi to function. Use the Update Manager, click View then Linux Kernels. In the left panel you can choose the kernel series and then kernel versions will show on the right side. Post results for

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inxi -Fxz
Some hardware may not work well with a kernel update

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Re: is this modprobe.d post correct

Post by mervg » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:18 pm

Sorry to have taken so long to get back on this. Based on what Jeremy said, I upgraded the latest kernel and the issue was solved. Thank all of you

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