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Dell laptop wifi adapter not functionable with Parabola

justy123 - 16 days ago -

With other GNU/Linux distros my Dell laptop's wifi adapter works just fine but with this specific distro it does not seem to work at all. I understand it is using Linux-libre as its main kernel and it has binary blobs stripped off. Is there a free and open source driver to get my wifi adapter to work?


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RE: Dell laptop wifi adapter not functionable with Parabola - freemor - 16 days ago -

There is a high chance that the wifi card requires non-free firmware. However you've given us too lottle information.

Best information would be the specific chipset you wifi uses. But as that is not something most users are aware of the second best would be the output from either lsusb or lspci which pretains to the wifi adapter.

as that would let us determine the chipset and then see if it has free support or not. If it is a 802.11ac adapter your chances are low for it being supported by non-free firmware.

RE: Dell laptop wifi adapter not functionable with Parabola - bill-auger - 15 days ago -

the h-client GUI program that shows the same hardware
details in a more user-friendly way - you can also look up you
device on the h-node website

https://h-node.org/hardware/catalogue/en

RE: Dell laptop wifi adapter not functionable with Parabola - justy123 - 15 days ago -

Hi so I decided to just go with lspci and here is the output.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 02)
00:13.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Integrated Sensor Hub (rev 21)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 21)
00:15.1 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #1 (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3165 (rev 79)

Is there a free and open source driver available?

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