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Old 02-16-2017, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question No Ethernet & Wireless on Dell Latitude E6510 with Debian 8.7.1


Hallo everyone,

I'm currently on a Dell Latitude E4300 with Debian installed, I also own a E6510 on which i tried to install debian today. I installed a new SSD and installed from 3 DVD's (binary 1/2/3) which were burnt the same day and were verified.
During installation my internet didn't work and I got a message about some iwlwifi missing and later in the installation some message said that no ethernet card was detected but I could choose from a list of drivers, I tried to google the problem and tried some intel drivers but that didn't work.

The strange thing is that debian is running perfectly fine on the E4300...

i tried to google the problem and already ran some commands:


$ /etc/ network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

$ lspci | grep -i net

02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (rev 35)

$ ifconfig -a

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/28 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:41 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:41 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4717 (4.6 KiB) TX bytes: 4717 (4.6KiB)


However, I should mention that I had to copy these commands over by hand so if something very strange is displayed somewhere you should assume that it was my typo.

Oh and I wasn't connected to the ethernet line when I ran these commands (I'm home in a few minutes, sitting in the train right now) so if that makes a difference I can run them again in 30 minutes.

Any help is very much appreciated!

Best,

LD

Last edited by latitudedebian; 02-16-2017 at 03:52 PM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 02-17-2017, 12:41 AM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.

With Debian you have to install the firmware and a driver for your wifi card in order for your wireless to work.

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/f...-linux-nonfree

If you want to learn more read here:
https://wiki.debian.org/Firmware

When you have time run this command so we know what driver to help you to find for your network card. Post the output of the command in CODE [ ] Code tags.

Code:
lspci
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:43 AM   #3
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You might need this but I'm not sure yet.

https://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 02-17-2017 at 12:44 AM.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:31 AM   #4
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latitudedebian,

Welcome to LQ.

Try using the Debian Unofficial non-free images including firmware packages:
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/un...ding-firmware/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er-4175542680/


The Debian Jessie-based antiX-16 is an alternative, but it may well have the same problem:

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

antiX-16 FAQs:
http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/...FAQ/index.html

To enable wifi after installation:

Menu > Control Centre > Network > Network Interfaces (ceni) > wlan0 > follow wizard and give SSID/network name and wifi password.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:48 AM   #5
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Hey everyone,

Thank you all very much for taking the time to answer my question.

I'll post the output to your questions asap (on my way to work now), but one question I have is:

How do I get the drivers on the Laptop if there is no network connection at all?
Would it be easiest to download them on this pc, then put it on a usb stick and install it on the other machine? (I read the sticky post about installation
Yesterday (before posting here) I ordered a TP-Link UE300 - USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet netwerk adapter. Should I just wait to arrive for that (later today)? And then download everything directly onto the 6510?

Best,

Tim
 
Old 02-17-2017, 05:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by latitudedebian View Post
Yesterday (before posting here) I ordered a TP-Link UE300 - USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet netwerk adapter. Should I just wait to arrive for that (later today)? And then download everything directly onto the 6510?
Hi Tim, welcome to the forum

If the USB adapter works "out of the box" with no additional drivers of firmware needed, then it might be easier to wait for it.

Regards...
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:30 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by latitudedebian View Post
Hey everyone,
Thank you all very much for taking the time to answer my question. I'll post the output to your questions asap (on my way to work now), but one question I have is:

How do I get the drivers on the Laptop if there is no network connection at all? Would it be easiest to download them on this pc, then put it on a usb stick and install it on the other machine? (I read the sticky post about installation Yesterday (before posting here) I ordered a TP-Link UE300 - USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet netwerk adapter. Should I just wait to arrive for that (later today)? And then download everything directly onto the 6510?
Easiest would be the usb stick, as you mentioned...shouldn't give you any problems, and you'll actually SOLVE your issue, rather than just trying to work around it with another adapter. This way, you can always RETURN the unopened adapter later, if things work.

Also, a couple of obvious questions, which you may have already checked:
  • Is the wired ethernet adapter actually enabled in the system BIOS??
  • Does this laptop have a switch for bluetooth/wifi? Is it turned on? Sometimes it's a hard switch, sometimes soft. What are the results of "rfkill list"?
  • Have you run "dmesg" and looked for anything network/ethernet related?
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:32 AM   #8
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Hi Tim, welcome to the forum

If the USB adapter works "out of the box" with no additional drivers of firmware needed, then it might be easier to wait for it.
...which he won't know until it arrives and opens it, at which point it's non-returnable. And he's waiting for no good reason at all, since he stated he could easily copy the drives onto a usb stick, and over to the non-connected machine, with no waiting at all.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:48 AM   #9
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Post #2 was on the money, you need the firmware, unfortunately listed the wrong package.

Download http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/no...1130-2_all.deb, and put it on a USB stick.

Change to the directory on which the file downloaded resides, and run the following as root:

Code:
su -c "dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_20161130-2_all.deb"
That should at least get you wireless.

It's odd that no ethernet controller was listed at all in your output of lspci. Perhaps once you get wireless working you can copy and paste more info.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:15 AM   #10
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Post #2 was on the money, you need the firmware, unfortunately listed the wrong package.

Download http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/no...1130-2_all.deb, and put it on a USB stick.

Change to the directory on which the file downloaded resides, and run the following as root:
Code:
su -c "dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_20161130-2_all.deb"
That should at least get you wireless. It's odd that no ethernet controller was listed at all in your output of lspci. Perhaps once you get wireless working you can copy and paste more info.
I thought of that too, goumba, but thought that since the OP was posting about a laptop, that perhaps those devices were on the USB bus, or were missed because they looked for "net" without specifying a case-insensitive search.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:59 AM   #11
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I thought of that too, goumba, but thought that since the OP was posting about a laptop, that perhaps those devices were on the USB bus, or were missed because they looked for "net" without specifying a case-insensitive search.
According to the OP s/he had done a case insensitive search.

It is possible they are on the USB bus... but rare for network controllers, even on laptops.

We can only wait for the OP I suppose.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:03 PM   #12
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Quote:
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According to the OP s/he had done a case insensitive search.
Indeed correct, my apologies...I missed that in their original post
Quote:
It is possible they are on the USB bus... but rare for network controllers, even on laptops. We can only wait for the OP I suppose.
Yes, it is rare, but still...in the absence of anything else, worth a look.

That said, it *IS* very rare...kind of leading me to think that networking is disabled somewhere (switch/BIOS), since nothing is showing up anywhere.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:10 PM   #13
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Hey Guys,

I got the laptop from my boss, and he now gave me a new one. (he said that the ethernet adapter might be broken since he got the laptop 2nd hand)

So I'm now on a Dell Latitude 5120... same SSD everything else new

The Ethernet is working, I don't know why or how but that doesn't matter for now

However, I don't get the wifi working, I tried what you guys suggested, installed the file goumba linked, but that didn't help.

Code:
$ lspci

rive@debian:~$ lspci
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 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b4)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34)
03:00.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. Device 8134 (rev 06)
09:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (rev 05)
09:00.1 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ600RJ0/OZ900RJ0/OZ600RJS SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 05)
09:00.2 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. O2 Flash Memory Card (rev 05)
0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
Sorry for the change of Device but my boss insisted on me trying a different laptop. I didn't wanna open a new thread since I already got a lot of good advice.

So on this device everything else seems to work fine (didn't test stuff like sd-card reader yet).

It would be great if you guys could help me getting the wifi running.

Yes the wifi slider at the side is on 'on' and bluetooth is working fine (so it's not on airplane mode)

BTW: what is a case insensitive search? And please keep linking informative sites about the topic, I'm really motivated to learn more.

Best Tim

EDIT: I ran dmesg but there was so much output and I'm not quite sure what to look for shall I post it here?

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Old 02-17-2017, 01:13 PM   #14
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I'm missing where the version of Debian is cited. Is that information provided?

I agree about investigating rfkill, and also wonder about a wired Ethernet, these specs say Gigabit Ethernet: https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-l...00-13-3/specs/Suggest:
Code:
$ sudo ifconfig -a
$ sudo iwconfig -a
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:21 PM   #15
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Hey,

Version is 8.7.1 downloaded yesterday.


Code:
$ sudo ifconfig -a

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr d0:67:e5:40:e4:d4  
          inet addr:192.168.2.21  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::d267:e5ff:fe40:e4d4/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:200994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:147911 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:273410327 (260.7 MiB)  TX bytes:13432967 (12.8 MiB)
          Interrupt:18 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:10202 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:10202 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:878478 (857.8 KiB)  TX bytes:878478 (857.8 KiB)

$ sudo iwconfig -a

-a        No such device
EDIT: I tried rfkill but i get:

Code:
$ sudo rfkill unblock all
sudo: rfkill: command not found

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