My Pangolin arrived yesterday, and so far I'm impressed. I bought it because I knew it would work with Linux, and indeed, everything seemed to 'just worked' when it booted into ubuntu...including wifi.
But I'm a long time Debian, since Debian Potato, so I switched it to the latest unstable Debian....which I run on another machine and seldom have problems with.
Unfortunately, the wifi no longer works...I downloaded the latest stable kernel 3.2.16, and compiled it myself, since Debian's own kernel leaves out non-dfsg compliant drivers. Booted it up, and the wifi still doesn't work.
When I say it doesn't, I mean, that there is no option to select a wifi hotspot using the Network manager.
After more investigating, I looked at dmseg, and found that it's an
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030 BGN, REV=0xB0
So the the wifi is being recognized, and the kernel module - lwlwifi - is being loading....this is confirmed by lsmod.
At this point, I'm stuck. If anyone can point the way to resolving this issue, I would greatly appreciate it. I understand that this may be a debian issue, and this is a ubuntu support forum, but they are close cousins.
p.s., I've tried to download the System76 drivers, and install them, but, while the installation works, the driver system config doesn't because it depends on Ubuntu. The docs say that the System76 drivers are open-source, but all I can find are the debs, and not the source. Would installing the System76 drivers solve this problem?