Web lists-archives.com

Re: Simplified -- Re: Quick pointer please? Installing Intel wireless, post OS installation




On Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 14:50:29 -0500, Celejar wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:10:45 +0000
> Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > On Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 13:52:02 -0500, deb wrote:
> > 
> > > Simplified query:
> > > 
> > > After installing Debian 9.7, without Networking, and without an Ethernet
> > > connection,
> > > 
> > > how does one go about installing Intel Wireless (with the non-free bits
> > > available on a USB drive)?
> > 
> > Firmware (free or non-free) goes in /lib/firmware.
> 
> Just to clarify, that's if he's manually installing the firmware files.
> If he has the appropriate .deb (e.g., firmware-iwlwifi), then it's just
> a matter of dpkg -i firmware_package.

The advice is spot-on, whether or not files are put there by the user or
a .deb. That is where the kernel looks.

Incidentally, can you find a firmware-iwlwifi* suitable for the OP?

-- 
Brian.