I am a proper noob and I installed Mint on my laptop.
I struggled with getting the Nvidia drivers working but after consulting a few forum posts that issue is all resolved (I think).
Now comes the WIFI issue, the Intel network card is not being used, there is only the option for wired connection.
Here are the relevant logs;
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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: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: alx IF: enp59s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 54:bf:64:17:4c:7c System: Host: The-Machine Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: laptop System: Dell product: Vostro 7580 serial: N/A Mobo: Dell model: 07HXGJ v: A00 serial: N/A UEFI: Dell v: 1.5.0 date: 09/27/2018 Battery BAT0: charge: 32.9 Wh 58.7% condition: 56.0/56.0 Wh (100%) CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-8300H (-MT-MCP-) speed/max: 900/4000 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 3e9b Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting,nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: email@example.com OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.77 Network: Card-1: Intel Device a370 Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: alx Drives: HDD Total Size: 1311.8GB (3.5% used) Info: Processes: 233 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 1238.7/7679.0MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
I have disabled secure boot, found the relevant firmware file on the intel site;
https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/ ... rking.html
The first one, for the 9560, and I copy and pasted the ucode iwlwifi file into the /lib/firmware folder.
There was already a file with the same name in the folder and it had been edited more recently but I replaced it anyways.
After rebooting there is no change.
Please help, I am not sure what to try next, is it the firmware, drivers, kernel?
If I go into the drivers manager there is only the option for the GPU.
Thanks for any help, it's much appreciated.