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Old 04-16-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
chadbruns
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Why can't I install my wireless driver?


Hello everyone,

I am fairly new to the Linux environment, please bear with me as I fumble along on my new endeavor. My history with Linux is short and not so sweet. I have been actively learning to use Linux for about 8 months now. I am currently struggling with getting my wireless driver to install so that I can connect to my home wireless network.

The system i am currently using is an Asus U56E laptop.

results of lshw

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)

00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b5)

00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b5)

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)

02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 (rev 67)

03:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller

04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
results of ls -vv

Code:
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 (rev 67)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 BGN
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 51
	Region 0: Memory at de800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
		Address: 00000000fee00000  Data: 4082
	Capabilities: [e0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
		DevCap:	MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 unlimited
			ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset+
		DevCtl:	Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
			RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+ FLReset-
			MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
		DevSta:	CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
		LnkCap:	Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <128ns, L1 <32us
			ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
		LnkCtl:	ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
			ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
		LnkSta:	Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
	Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
		UESta:	DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		UEMsk:	DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		UESvrt:	DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		CESta:	RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
		CEMsk:	RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
		AERCap:	First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap- CGenEn- ChkCap- ChkEn-
	Capabilities: [140 v1] Device Serial Number 40-25-c2-ff-ff-87-3c-60
	Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
the result of unpacking the .tgz file using the tar command.

Code:
root@lappy486:~# tar -zxvf iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1.tgz
iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1/
iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1/LICENSE.iwlwifi-6050-ucode
iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1/README.iwlwifi-6050-ucode
iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1/iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
root@lappy486:~# dpkg -i iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1.tgz
dpkg-deb: error: `iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1.tgz' is not a debian format archive
dpkg: error processing iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1.tgz (--install):
 subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1.tgz
root@lappy486:~# dkpg -i iwlwifi-*.ucode
bash: dkpg: command not found
root@lappy486:~# dkpg -i iwlwifi-*.ucode
bash: dkpg: command not found
root@lappy486:~# dpkg -i iwlwifi-*.ucode
dpkg: error processing iwlwifi-*.ucode (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 iwlwifi-*.ucode
I have played with this for about 48 hours, looking over every tutorial I can get my hands on. Please help a poor fellow out. i can not make hide nor hair of why i can't get my wireless driver to install, or my wireless card to connect to my wifi.

Thank you,

Chad

Last edited by onebuck; 04-16-2013 at 01:53 PM. Reason: clean post by using vbcode tags.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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which disto are you using? some distros already have wifi drivers installed or you can install driver with jockey on ubuntu.


4 ways to get wifi working on linux
 
Old 04-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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For starters you can't install a .tar.gz with dpkg- dpkg only works on .deb files.

What are the contents of the iwlwifi-6050-ucode-9.201.4.1 directory that you unpacked? Is there a .deb in there, or code to compile?
 
Old 04-16-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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The distro you use already comes with a driver for that card, as it seems, but you also need firmware for that card. That is what you actually have in form of the .tgz file. Installation instructions can be found in the README file that is part of that archive, but basically it comes down to copying the firmware file (iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode) to /lib/firmware.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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@yooy- I am currently playing with Kali Linux.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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Thank you for all the help. You are all awesome. I have attached a couple of screenshots to the post now. I can not get my wireless card to connect to my network, and it looks like my /lib/firmware has all the firmware it says I was missing during installation. Screenshot from 2013-04-17 07_19_47.png

Screenshot from 2013-04-17 07_20_08.png
 
Old 04-22-2013, 01:39 PM   #7
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Kali is not a general-purpose Linux aimed at new users. You'd do much better with Ubuntu, Mint, OpenSuse, or Fedora, where the level of support available is much higher.
 
  


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