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Re: Identifying needed wifi driver




On 2017-11-22, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11/22/2017 09:24 AM, David Wright wrote:
>> On Wed 22 Nov 2017 at 08:06:21 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
>>> I had installed Stretch from a DVD set.
>>> It prompted for a WiFi driver which I did not have.
>>> I made a handwritten which is not completely legible [iwlwifi is legible].
>>> I've not _intentionally_ deleted any log files.
>>> Where would the desired information be?
>>
>> # grep firmware /var/log/installer/syslog
>>
>> iwlwifi would be a likely candidate. The firmware packages
>> contain numerous iwlwifi-*-[0-9].ucode files.
>>
>
> One line of the output is:
> Oct 17 17:38:39 check-missing-firmware: missing firmware files 
> (iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode) for iwlwifi
>
> That is consistent with the barely legible portion of my handwritten note.
>
> Thank you.
>

The above firmware file is provided by the package firmware-iwlwifi from
the non-free repository.

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-iwlwifi

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Liam