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




On Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 17:03:41 -0500, Celejar wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:24:40 +0000
> Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Of course, but an ordinary user doesn't have to know anything about
> that, if he's installing from Debian packages. The whole point (well,
> one of the points) of a package management system is that it abstracts
> away some of the technical implementation details from the end user.

Correct.
 
> > Incidentally, can you find a firmware-iwlwifi* suitable for the OP?
> 
> No idea. But the first thing I'd try is installing firmware-iwlwifi,
> and seeing if that's enough to get the card working. Intel's own
> website seems to imply that the 8265 chipset requires only
> iwlwifi-8265-22.ucode (present in the Debian package) to work:
> 
> https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking.html

I'll let the OP explain what the issue is, if he feels so inclined.

-- 
Brian.