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No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by AK25 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:42 pm

When i write iwconfig it shows:

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wlx001ea6600be7  IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"JioFi2_0F7541"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: BC:8A:E8:0F:75:41   
          Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=14/70  Signal level=-96 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:187   Missed beacon:0

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.
When I type inxi -Nn it shows :

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Network:   Card-1: Intel Device a370
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: 54:bf:64:10:22:d1
When I type lsmod, here's the list:

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Module                  Size  Used by
nls_utf8               16384  1
isofs                  45056  1
uas                    24576  0
usb_storage            69632  2 uas
ccm                    20480  6
rfcomm                 77824  16
bnep                   20480  2
arc4                   16384  2
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     49152  1
nvidia_uvm            757760  0
nvidia_drm             40960  2
nvidia_modeset       1110016  5 nvidia_drm
nvidia              14340096  415 nvidia_modeset,nvidia_uvm
nls_iso8859_1          16384  1
uvcvideo               86016  0
videobuf2_vmalloc      16384  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops       16384  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
rtl8xxxu              122880  0
videobuf2_v4l2         24576  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_core         40960  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_v4l2
videodev              184320  3 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core,videobuf2_v4l2
snd_hda_codec_realtek   102400  1
mac80211              778240  1 rtl8xxxu
hid_multitouch         20480  0
media                  40960  2 uvcvideo,videodev
cfg80211              622592  1 mac80211
snd_hda_codec_generic    73728  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
rtsx_usb_ms            20480  0
memstick               16384  1 rtsx_usb_ms
cdc_acm                32768  0
ipmi_devintf           20480  0
dell_laptop            20480  1
idma64                 20480  0
virt_dma               16384  1 idma64
wmi_bmof               16384  0
ipmi_msghandler        53248  2 nvidia,ipmi_devintf
dell_smbios_smm        16384  0
nf_log_ipv6            16384  5
snd_hda_intel          40960  3
btusb                  45056  0
btrtl                  16384  1 btusb
dell_wmi               16384  0
dell_smbios_wmi        16384  0
btbcm                  16384  1 btusb
btintel                16384  1 btusb
bluetooth             548864  43 btrtl,btintel,bnep,btbcm,rfcomm,btusb
dell_smbios            16384  4 dell_wmi,dell_laptop,dell_smbios_wmi,dell_smbios_smm
dell_wmi_descriptor    16384  2 dell_wmi,dell_smbios_wmi
intel_wmi_thunderbolt    16384  0
mxm_wmi                16384  0
ecdh_generic           24576  1 bluetooth
input_leds             16384  0
intel_lpss_pci         20480  0
snd_hda_codec         126976  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_core           81920  5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_realtek
joydev                 24576  0
snd_hwdep              20480  1 snd_hda_codec
dcdbas                 16384  1 dell_smbios_smm
intel_rapl             20480  0
processor_thermal_device    16384  0
x86_pkg_temp_thermal    16384  0
intel_powerclamp       16384  0
snd_pcm                98304  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_core,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
coretemp               16384  0
kvm_intel             204800  0
kvm                   593920  1 kvm_intel
snd_seq_midi           16384  0
snd_seq_midi_event     16384  1 snd_seq_midi
irqbypass              16384  1 kvm
crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0
crc32_pclmul           16384  0
ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0
snd_rawmidi            32768  1 snd_seq_midi
pcbc                   16384  0
snd_seq                65536  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
aesni_intel           188416  4
aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
crypto_simd            16384  1 aesni_intel
glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
cryptd                 24576  3 crypto_simd,ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
snd_seq_device         16384  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
xt_hl                  16384  22
intel_cstate           20480  0
snd_timer              32768  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
intel_rapl_perf        16384  0
ip6t_rt                16384  3
mac_hid                16384  0
snd                    81920  17 snd_hda_intel,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_hda_codec,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_pcm
mei_me                 40960  0
serio_raw              16384  0
int3400_thermal        16384  0
acpi_pad              180224  0
soundcore              16384  1 snd
intel_lpss             16384  1 intel_lpss_pci
mei                    90112  1 mei_me
intel_pch_thermal      16384  0
shpchp                 36864  0
intel_soc_dts_iosf     16384  1 processor_thermal_device
int3403_thermal        16384  0
int340x_thermal_zone    16384  2 int3403_thermal,processor_thermal_device
wmi                    24576  6 dell_wmi,wmi_bmof,intel_wmi_thunderbolt,dell_wmi_descriptor,mxm_wmi,dell_smbios_wmi
intel_hid              16384  0
tpm_crb                16384  0
acpi_thermal_rel       16384  1 int3400_thermal
sparse_keymap          16384  2 dell_wmi,intel_hid
nf_conntrack_ipv6      20480  8
nf_defrag_ipv6         36864  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
ip6t_REJECT            16384  3
nf_reject_ipv6         16384  1 ip6t_REJECT
nf_log_ipv4            16384  5
nf_log_common          16384  2 nf_log_ipv6,nf_log_ipv4
xt_LOG                 16384  10
xt_limit               16384  13
xt_tcpudp              16384  18
xt_addrtype            16384  4
nf_conntrack_ipv4      16384  8
nf_defrag_ipv4         16384  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
xt_conntrack           16384  16
ipt_REJECT             16384  3
nf_reject_ipv4         16384  1 ipt_REJECT
ip6table_filter        16384  1
ip6_tables             28672  1 ip6table_filter
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns    16384  0
nf_conntrack_broadcast    16384  1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
nf_nat_ftp             16384  0
nf_nat                 32768  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_ftp       20480  1 nf_nat_ftp
sch_fq_codel           20480  6
nf_conntrack          131072  8 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_nat_ftp,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_conntrack,nf_nat
libcrc32c              16384  2 nf_conntrack,nf_nat
iptable_filter         16384  1
parport_pc             36864  0
ppdev                  20480  0
lp                     20480  0
parport                49152  3 lp,parport_pc,ppdev
ip_tables              28672  1 iptable_filter
x_tables               40960  13 xt_LOG,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,iptable_filter,xt_tcpudp,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,ip6table_filter,xt_addrtype,ip6t_rt,xt_conntrack,ip6_tables,xt_hl
autofs4                40960  2
btrfs                1122304  0
xor                    24576  1 btrfs
zstd_compress         163840  1 btrfs
raid6_pq              114688  1 btrfs
dm_mirror              24576  0
dm_region_hash         20480  1 dm_mirror
dm_log                 20480  2 dm_mirror,dm_region_hash
hid_generic            16384  0
rtsx_usb_sdmmc         28672  0
usbhid                 49152  0
rtsx_usb               20480  2 rtsx_usb_sdmmc,rtsx_usb_ms
i915                 1617920  3
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 i915
drm_kms_helper        167936  2 i915,nvidia_drm
syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
psmouse               147456  0
r8169                  86016  0
drm                   401408  6 i915,nvidia_drm,drm_kms_helper
ahci                   36864  4
mii                    16384  1 r8169
libahci                32768  1 ahci
i2c_hid                20480  0
hid                   118784  4 i2c_hid,hid_generic,usbhid,hid_multitouch
video                  40960  3 dell_wmi,dell_laptop,i915
Tell me what to do.
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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:34 pm

the first thing you need to do, is go back to your first post and please, purty please use the EDIT button.....
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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by JeremyB » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:50 pm

In terminal do

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sudo apt install git build-essential
git clone https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/iwlwifi/backport-iwlwifi.git
make defconfig-iwlwifi-public
sed -i 's/CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS=y/# CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS is not set/' .config
make -j4
sudo make install
Reboot and if wifi isn't working post results for

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dmesg | grep iwl

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by AK25 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:57 am

It didn't execute

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make defconfig-iwlwifi-public
the output is
make: *** No rule to make target 'defconfig-iwlwifi-public'. Stop.

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by JeremyB » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:14 am

Missed a command

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cd backport-iwlwifi
make defconfig-iwlwifi-public
sed -i 's/CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS=y/# CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS is not set/' .config
make -j4
sudo make install

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by AK25 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:20 am

Thank you. It worked. Now I dont have to use usb wifi dongle. Thanks a lot. :D

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by JeremyB » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:50 am

After a kernel update you will need to

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cd backport-iwlwifi
make clean
make defconfig-iwlwifi-public
sed -i 's/CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS=y/# CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS is not set/' .config
make -j4
sudo make install

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by AK25 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:00 am

What this will do?

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by JeremyB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:39 am

The driver might not be fixed in the new kernel, if you install a new kernel and have no wifi, run those commands to install the driver in the new kernel

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by AK25 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:38 am

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sed -i 's/CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS=y/# CPTCFG_IWLMVM_VENDOR_CMDS is not set/' .config
Didn't work this time.
Shows
sed : can't read .config: No such file directory

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Re: No Wifi Driver in Dell G3-3579

Post by JeremyB » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:52 am

That .config file should be there after make defconfig-iwlwifi-public is run

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