MINT 17.2 wireless problem

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MINT 17.2 wireless problem

Post by ged » Sat May 19, 2018 3:32 pm

hello, i just installed mint, with great problem as i am clueless, and my wireless simply doesn't work

i tried

rfkill list all
1: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

it seems i may be missing some proprietary drivers as my laptop cant see my wireless adapter

please help

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Re: MINT 17.2 wireless problem

Post by JeremyB » Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 pm

In terminal

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
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Re: MINT 17.2 wireless problem

Post by ged » Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 am

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:24fb] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2110]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:10a1] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:11c9]
Kernel driver in use: alx

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Re: MINT 17.2 wireless problem

Post by JeremyB » Sun May 20, 2018 11:45 am

That takes a bit of work in terminal

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sudo apt-get install build-essential
wget https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/stable/v4.14-rc2/backports-4.14-rc2-1.tar.gz
tar -zxvf backports-4.14-rc2-1.tar.gz
cd backports-4.14-rc2-1
make defconfig-wifi
make
sudo make install
cd /lib/firmware
sudo wget https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/plain/iwlwifi-3168-22.ucode
Reboot

After a kernel update, if you do them, you will need to

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cd backports-4.14-rc2-1
make clean
make defconfig-wifi
make
sudo make install
And reboot

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Re: MINT 17.2 wireless problem

Post by ged » Sun May 20, 2018 1:04 pm

wireless now works, thank you

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