I am newish to Linux. I have dual booted on old laptops and I managed to get my wireless driver working back then by downloading it and installing but I cannot remember how i managed that.
I am worried that there is no driver for my wireless card:
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC)
I'm looking for a linux driver from intel and i'm worried there isn't one available;
Please could someone help me out. I bought a new laptop without windows installed, hoping to get involved with Linux and learn all about it and I'm struggling at the first hurdle!
sudo rfkill Usage: rfkill [options] command Options: --version show version (0.5-1ubuntu1 (Ubuntu)) Commands: help event list [IDENTIFIER] block IDENTIFIER unblock IDENTIFIER where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of: <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm nfc
I have the wifi option in the top right corner, but nothing is happening. Wifi is ok on my other laptop.
lspci -nnk | grep
0280 -A2 01:00.0 Network controller : Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:24f3] (rev 3a) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 [8086:0010]
I suspect your device simply needs firmware. Verify:
There should be a message that the needed firmware is not found. If so, please download this file to your desktop: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-8000-ucode-220.127.116.11.tgz as well as this: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-8000-ucode-15.227938.0.tgz Right-click each and select 'Extract Here.' Now, back to the terminal:
Reboot and your wireless should be working. If not, post diagnostics:
Based on your diagnostics, I suggest that you update the driver
iwlwifi. Download this package to your desktop: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2015/11/15/backports-20151115.tar.gz Right-click it and select 'Extract Here.' Now, back to the terminal:
Reboot and tell us if there is any improvement.
You have compiled the driver for your current kernel version only. When Update Manager installs a later linux-image, after the required reboot, you must recompile:
Please retain the file and these instructions for that time.