Intel AC 8260 firmware load failed

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Kuizatzhaderach
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Intel AC 8260 firmware load failed

Post by Kuizatzhaderach » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:42 pm

Hi, have an Alienware 17R3

I recently replace a Killer wifi card with and intel AC8260. Now the wifi works OOB and well.

However DMESG reports that the firmware failed to load, as below.

I have kernel
Linux AlienIX 4.4.0-98-generic #121~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 11 11:54:55 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I downloaded the latest firmware from Intel for the card however its
/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode

Is this really a problem ? obviously the system is looking for 14-19

dmesg | grep failed

[ 14.090913] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-19.ucode failed with error -2
[ 14.090949] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-18.ucode failed with error -2
[ 14.090955] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-17.ucode failed with error -2
[ 14.090960] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-16.ucode failed with error -2
[ 14.091813] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-15.ucode failed with error -2
[ 14.091821] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-14.ucode failed with error -2
[ 14.951868] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel

Thnx Rgds

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Re: Intel AC 8260 firmware load failed

Post by JeremyB » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:16 pm

That wifi won't work at all without firmware, the results from terminal for

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lshw -c net
Should show that version 13 of the firmware did load or you could

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dmesg | grep iwl
And possibly see that the firmware loaded

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Re: Intel AC 8260 firmware load failed

Post by Kuizatzhaderach » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 pm

JeremyB wrote:That wifi won't work at all without firmware, the results from terminal for

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lshw -c net
Should show that version 13 of the firmware did load or you could

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dmesg | grep iwl
And possibly see that the firmware loaded
Thanks very much for the reply. The wifi works quite well, however as you say it looks as though it has actually loaded .13 ?

cosmic@AlienIX ~ $ sudo lshw -c net
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: Qualcomm Atheros
vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:3b:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 10
serial: f8:ca:b8:05:07:98
size: 1Gbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=alx duplex=full ip=10.0.0.47 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
resources: irq:138 memory:dd400000-dd43ffff ioport:d000(size=128)
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: Wireless 8260
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:3c:00.0
logical name: wlan4
version: 3a
serial: 1c:4d:70:e9:10:ce
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.4.0-98-generic firmware=25.30.13.0 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
resources: irq:135 memory:dd300000-dd301fff
cosmic@AlienIX ~ $
cosmic@AlienIX ~ $
cosmic@AlienIX ~ $ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 13.632573] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-19.ucode failed with error -2
[ 13.632587] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-18.ucode failed with error -2
[ 13.632611] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-17.ucode failed with error -2
[ 13.632619] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-16.ucode failed with error -2
[ 13.633077] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-15.ucode failed with error -2
[ 13.633084] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-14.ucode failed with error -2
[ 13.862713] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: loaded firmware version 25.30.13.0 op_mode iwlmvm
[ 14.136715] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 8260, REV=0x208
[ 14.136890] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Disabled
[ 14.137236] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Disabled
[ 14.274188] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-mvm-rs'
[ 14.277834] iwlwifi 0000:3c:00.0 wlan4: renamed from wlan0

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Re: Intel AC 8260 firmware load failed

Post by Kuizatzhaderach » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:31 am

JeremyB wrote:That wifi won't work at all without firmware, the results from terminal for

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lshw -c net
Should show that version 13 of the firmware did load or you could

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dmesg | grep iwl
And possibly see that the firmware loaded
Hi Jeremy, obviously the device is recognised and is loading firmware, however I would interested to know what it has actually loaded ?

Cheers

*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: Wireless 8260
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:3c:00.0
logical name: wlan4
version: 3a
serial: 1c:4d:70:e9:10:ce
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.4.0-98-generic firmware=25.30.13.0 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
resources: irq:135 memory:dd300000-dd301fff

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