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Thread: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

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    Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    Disclaimer: I don't run Ubuntu, but Mint is essentially a derivative of Ubuntu and their official forums are down. I'm at the end of my rope and urgently need to get my Linux installation up and running. I'm sorry. :<

    tl;dr -
    I'm dualbooting Mint with Windows, have no wired connection, and Mint refuses to set up a wireless connection. I have an ethernet-to-USB adapter (Gigaware) but it also refuses to work, and apparently people with the same adapter have given up on it ever working.

    Here's what I've tried so far:
    - Updated my kernel to 4.3.0. This should at least make my kernel compatible with the iwlwifi version needed for my Intel 8260 wireless card.
    - Downloaded the iwlmvm firmware from the relevant website and moved the files into my /lib/firmware directory.
    - Used modprobe iwlwifi and modprobe iwlmvm multiple times.
    - Tried the fix given here where you compile the driver yourself. I am on the same subsystem and pci.id as the poster, but after following the instructions exactly, the backport refuses to compile because it can't find locale.h. Apart from this file having something to do with operating system innards I'm loath to touch, I have no idea what any of that means.
    - Drawn a summoning hexagram and stood in it while doing the 'Please Give Me Wifi Signal' dance.

    Here's a few relevant outputs that may be helpful.

    I've done a lot of the steps I've found and haven't saved all the information. My results for running grep on dmesg and checking other points are about the same as this person's. If you have anything you'd like me to run and post, please tell me. Thank you very much for any potential help you can give me!

    Code:
    $ lshw -c network
    
      *-network UNCLAIMED     
           description: Network controller
           product: Wireless 8260
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
           version: 3a
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:d2a00000-d2a01fff
    
    // some stuff about my ethernet network omitted since it seems irrelevant
    
    $ rfkill list all
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    // it seems suspicious that my wireless doesn't even show up at all here
    
    $ inxi -Nn
    Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 8260 
               IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
               Card-2: Intel Device 1570 driver: e1000e 
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: 54:ee:75:79:a6:10
    
    $ mintwifi
    -------------------------
    * I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
      -- Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)
          ==> PCI ID = 8086:24f3 (rev 3a)
    -------------------------
    * II. querying ndiswrapper...
    -------------------------
    * III. querying iwconfig...
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    // some other stuff that i believe is irrelevant

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    Hi please COPY and paste to a terminal..
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2
    uname -r
    thanks
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    Here's the results - the kernel was updated by me by downloading the kernel to a USB.

    Code:
    $ lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:24f3] (rev 3a)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1130]
    06:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:1347] (rev a2)
    
    $ uname -r
    4.3.0-040300-generic

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    ok, lets take a look at the modinfo...info
    please do and post,,
    Code:
    modinfo iwlwifi | grep 1130
    thanks
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    Got this:

    Code:
    $ modinfo iwlwifi | grep 1130
    alias:          pci:v00008086d000024F4sv*sd00001130bc*sc*i*

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    Thread moved to the "MINT" sub forum.

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    See if a different version of backports will compile
    Code:
    wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2015/11/20/backports-20151120.tar.gz
    tar -zxvf backports-20151120.tar.gz
    cd backports-20151120
    make defconfig-wifi
    make
    sudo make install
    This version doesn't have to be patched for your wifi, reboot

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    No luck - same issue as with other backports.

    Code:
    $ make clean
    Generating local configuration database from kernel ... done.
    
    $ make defconfig-iwlwifi
    cc -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer   -c -o conf.o conf.c
    conf.c:6:20: fatal error: locale.h: No such file or directory
     #include <locale.h>
                        ^
    compilation terminated.
    make[2]: *** [conf.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [defconfig-iwlwifi] Error 2
    make: *** [defconfig-iwlwifi] Error 2
    I remember there were a few little complaints about localization when I updated the kernel to begin with, but nothing that actually seemed to impact anything. :< I know literally nothing about operating systems so I'm not even sure where locale.h is supposed to be, much less what should be in there.

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    Can you boot into an old kernel? Hold the Shift key during boot until the Grub Menu appears, then select Previous Linux Versions and choose a 3.13, 3.16, or 3.19 kernel to boot from
    Then
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    cd backports-20151120
    make clean
    make defconfig-wifi
    sudo make install
    Reboot and use the grub menu to select the same previous kernel
    Last edited by jeremy31; December 4th, 2015 at 11:44 PM.

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    Re: Intel 8260 Wireless Card + iwlwifi driver troubles + USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

    Same issue with locale.h missing on 3.16.

    EDIT: Forgot to install build headers, but same result. Here's the message for that line.

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-3.16.0-38-generic
    
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-headers-3.16.0-38-generic is already the newest version.
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     build-essential : Depends: libc6-dev but it is not going to be installed or
                                libc-dev
                       Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.4.3) but it is not going to be installed
                       Depends: dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    Last edited by adelie2; December 5th, 2015 at 11:23 AM.

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