[ABANDONED] No Wireless On Fresh Install Of Kubuntu 14.04

well, the subject header basically explains my problem.
I did a little searching and found something but it was related to a DELL, which I’m using an HP Pavilion and didnt want to type anything which might corrupt my install as I’m guessing it might be slightly different. I did gind a command which might help diagnose…

lspci -nn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:5904] (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:5916] (rev 02)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1903] (rev 02)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d2f] (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d31] (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d3a] (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d03] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d10] (rev f1)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d14] (rev f1)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d15] (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d18] (rev f1)
00:1d.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d1b] (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d58] (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller [0580]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d21] (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d71] (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d23] (rev 21)
02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:522a] (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 0a)
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:24fb] (rev 10)
pooky2483@pooky2483-HP-Pavilion-KB1404:~$

You may have reached a bit of an impasse here … the Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 3168 requires the 4.8 kernel to work.

And I don’t know if the 4.8 kernel will work well with 14.04 … it’s an easy install (and supported) in 16.04, but i have no idea what it’ll be like in 14.04

You can give it a shot if you like, but don’t blame me if it breaks things…

To install the 4.8.17 kernel (in 64bit 14.04), connect to your router with an ethernet cable, then open a terminal and run thee commands in sequence:

mkdir ~/Desktop/4.8-kernel

then

cd ~/Desktop/4.8-kernel

then

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.17/linux-headers-4.8.17-040817-generic_4.8.17-040817.201701090438_amd64.deb

then

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.17/linux-headers-4.8.17-040817_4.8.17-040817.201701090438_all.deb

then

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.17/linux-image-4.8.17-040817-generic_4.8.17-040817.201701090438_amd64.deb

then

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

then REBOOT.

Once rebooted, check you’re booted to the 4.8 kernel with:

uname -a

if you are … check if wireless works.

I’ll give it a shot, it does break the system, I can always use the boot repair disc or boot using an install disc and try and repair it from there. Or if unrecoverable, just bite the bullet and install 16.04…

Just thought I’d copy this before I rebooted

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

[sudo] password for pooky2483:
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-4.8.17-040817.
(Reading database … 196029 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack linux-headers-4.8.17-040817_4.8.17-040817.201701090438_all.deb …
Unpacking linux-headers-4.8.17-040817 (4.8.17-040817.201701090438) …
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-4.8.17-040817-generic.
Preparing to unpack linux-headers-4.8.17-040817-generic_4.8.17-040817.201701090438_amd64.deb …
Unpacking linux-headers-4.8.17-040817-generic (4.8.17-040817.201701090438) …
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-4.8.17-040817-generic.
Preparing to unpack linux-image-4.8.17-040817-generic_4.8.17-040817.201701090438_amd64.deb …
Done.
Unpacking linux-image-4.8.17-040817-generic (4.8.17-040817.201701090438) …
Setting up linux-headers-4.8.17-040817 (4.8.17-040817.201701090438) …
Setting up linux-headers-4.8.17-040817-generic (4.8.17-040817.201701090438) …
Setting up linux-image-4.8.17-040817-generic (4.8.17-040817.201701090438) …
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.8.17-040817-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.17-040817-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.8.17-040817-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.17-040817-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.8.17-040817-generic
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_dmc_ver1_07.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_01.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_ver9_14.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_guc_ver8_7.bin for module i915
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 4.8.17-040817-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.17-040817-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier 4.8.17-040817-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.17-040817-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 4.8.17-040817-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.17-040817-generic
Generating grub configuration file …
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.8.17-040817-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.8.17-040817-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-42-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-42-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-27-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-27-generic
Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration
done

Well, I rebooted and… It worked ;D

pooky2483@pooky2483-HP-Pavilion-KB1404:~$ uname -a
Linux pooky2483-HP-Pavilion-KB1404 4.8.17-040817-generic #201701090438 SMP Mon Jan 9 09:40:28 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
pooky2483@pooky2483-HP-Pavilion-KB1404:~$

Problem is, now how do I get my laptop to connect to wireless when there’s no option to connect to wireless, only hardwired.

What’s the output from:

sudo lshw -C network

and

rfkill list

and

sudo iwlist scan

[EDIT]

and post the output from

inxi -Fz

and we’ll see if we can rectify those missing firmware messages.

for my reference:

Here’s all the info you requested…

sudo lshw -C network

[sudo] password for pooky2483:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 0a
serial: c8:d3:ff:d1:e8:c8
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8107e-2_0.0.2 02/26/15 ip=192.168.0.14 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:130 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:b1104000-b1104fff memory:b1100000-b1103fff
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
version: 10
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:b1000000-b1001fff

rfkill list

2: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

sudo iwlist scan

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

inxi -Fz

System: Host: pooky2483-HP-Pavilion-KB1404 Kernel: 4.8.17-040817-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: KDE 4.14.13 Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
Machine: System: HP product: HP Pavilion Notebook version: Type1ProductConfigId
Mobo: HP model: 8215 version: 83.14 Bios: Insyde version: F.26 date: 12/28/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-7200U CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
Clock Speeds: 1: 499.987 MHz 2: 499.987 MHz 3: 499.987 MHz 4: 499.987 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Device 5916 X.Org: 1.17.2 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected]
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.6, 256 bits) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.0.2
Audio: Card: Intel Device 9d71 driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k4.8.17-040817-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Card-2: Intel Device 24fb
IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1250.3GB (6.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Glide size: 125.1GB 3: USB id: /dev/sdc model: Cruzer_Glide size: 125.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 23G used: 8.8G (42%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 855G used: 64G (8%) fs: ext4
ID: swap-1 size: 8.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 243 Uptime: 3:35 Memory: 2104.9/7868.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
pooky2483@pooky2483-HP-Pavilion-KB1404:~$

what’s the output from:

dmesg | grep -i iwl

and

ls /lib/firmware | grep -i iwl

?

dmesg | grep -i iwl

[ 15.039447] iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3168-24.ucode failed with error -2
[ 15.039594] iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3168-23.ucode failed with error -2
[ 15.039603] iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3168-22.ucode failed with error -2
[ 15.039609] iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3168-21.ucode failed with error -2
[ 15.040873] iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3168-20.ucode failed with error -2
[ 15.040874] iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: no suitable firmware found!

ls /lib/firmware | grep -i iwl[/code[
iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
iwlwifi-100-5.ucode
iwlwifi-105-6.ucode
iwlwifi-135-6.ucode
iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode
iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-10.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-12.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-13.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-16.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-8.ucode
iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2a-6.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode
iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-10.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-12.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-13.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-16.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-8.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-9.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-10.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-12.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-13.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-16.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-8.ucode
iwlwifi-7265-9.ucode
iwlwifi-7265D-10.ucode
iwlwifi-7265D-12.ucode
iwlwifi-7265D-13.ucode
iwlwifi-7265D-16.ucode
iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode
iwlwifi-8000C-16.ucode

Connect to your router with an ethernet cable and run these commands in sequence:

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get install git

then

mkdir ~/linux-firmware

then

cd ~/linux-firmware

then

git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git

then

cp -v ~/linux-firmware/linux-firmware/iwlwifi-3168-21.ucode /lib/firmware/

then

cp -v ~/linux-firmware/linux-firmware/iwlwifi-3168-22.ucode /lib/firmware/

then

sudo update-initramfs -u -k all

Once that’s finished … REBOOT

Test wireless ?

I’ve done all you say, on the last one I got this…

sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.8.17-040817-generic W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_dmc_ver1_07.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_01.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_ver9_14.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_guc_ver8_7.bin for module i915 update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-42-generic update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.2.0-27-generic

Just going to reboot in a sec…

The wireless connection is there but I don’t know how to enable/set it up!

Something happened and I ‘lost’ the 2 printers I had installed and decided I would ‘bite-the-bullet’ and install 16.04