3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 23, 2017 10:31 AM by Intel Corporation

    Linux VM is unable to recognize AC 8260, can somebody please help?

    coolblue7007

      Hello All,

       

      I am trying to install wireless drivers for AC 8260 VM, but for some reason, whatever I do, wireless card is not getting detected. I am currently blocked with my further projects and unable to proceed further. Appreciate if somebody can help me ASAP. Thanks

       

      Below are a few things which I have tried.

      1) Downloaded drivers, installed.

      https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/_media/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25.30.13.0.tgz

        • 1. Re: Linux VM is unable to recognize AC 8260, can somebody please help?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello coolblue7007,

           

          The link you have provided us is for the latest firmware, not the driver.

           

          For the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 to work, you will need to make sure that your current distribution is using the Linux* Kernel version 4.1 or above.

           

          "Iwlwifi" is the wireless driver available for our current wireless adapters in Linux*. For driver support you will need to contact the Linux* Community Page (under the "Support" heading), or your Linux* distribution's support forum.

           

          - Linux* Support for Intel® Wireless Adapters.
          - Existing Linux* Wireless drivers.

           

          NOTE: Any links provided for third party tools or sites are offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel® of the content, products, or services offered there. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.

           

          We hope this information helps.

           

          Best regards,
          Carlos A.

          • 2. Re: Linux VM is unable to recognize AC 8260, can somebody please help?
            coolblue7007

            Hi,

             

            Thanks for the prompt response. I believe I have installed the firmware and then copied to the lib/firmware dir. Can you please LMK how do I install driver? I was under the impression that installing firmware would take care of Wifi Issue. As per the link you provided, I have performed that, please take a look. Thank you.

             

            root@becareful:/var/log# cat /var/log/syslog | grep Intel

            Feb 23 08:32:43 becareful kernel: [ 1835.193064] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux

            Feb 23 08:32:43 becareful kernel: [ 1835.193066] Copyright(c) 2003- 2015 Intel Corporation

            root@becareful:/# find . -name firmware-iwl*

            ./var/cache/apt/archives/firmware-iwlwifi_20161130-2_all.deb

            ./var/lib/dpkg/info/firmware-iwlwifi.md5sums

            ./var/lib/dpkg/info/firmware-iwlwifi.list

            ./usr/share/doc/firmware-iwlwifi

            ./usr/share/bug/firmware-iwlwifi

            ./usr/share/appdata/firmware-iwlwifi.metainfo.xml

             

            root@becareful:/lib/firmware# ls -l | grep iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode

            -rwxrwxrwx  1 root root 1745176 Feb 21 00:10 iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode

             

            The wireless card is not even getting detected I believe. Please see below, dont see anything related to 8260

            root@becareful:/# lspci -nnk

            00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge [8086:7190] (rev 01)

              Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

              Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

            00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge [8086:7191] (rev 01)

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA [8086:7110] (rev 08)

              Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

            00:07.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)

              Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

              Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

              Kernel modules: ata_piix, ata_generic

            00:07.3 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 08)

              Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset [15ad:1976]

              Kernel modules: i2c_piix4

            00:07.7 System peripheral [0880]: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface [15ad:0740] (rev 10)

              Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface [15ad:0740]

              Kernel driver in use: vmw_vmci

              Kernel modules: vmw_vmci

            00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]

              Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]

              Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx

              Kernel modules: vmwgfx

            00:10.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI [1000:0030] (rev 01)

              Subsystem: VMware LSI Logic Parallel SCSI Controller [15ad:1976]

              Kernel driver in use: mptspi

              Kernel modules: mptspi

            00:11.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI bridge [15ad:0790] (rev 02)

            00:15.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:15.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:15.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:15.3 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:15.4 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:15.5 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:15.6 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:15.7 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.3 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.4 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.5 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.6 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:16.7 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.3 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.4 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.5 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.6 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:17.7 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.2 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.3 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.4 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.5 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.6 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            00:18.7 PCI bridge [0604]: VMware PCI Express Root Port [15ad:07a0] (rev 01)

              Kernel driver in use: pcieport

              Kernel modules: shpchp

            02:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: VMware USB1.1 UHCI Controller [15ad:0774]

              Subsystem: VMware USB1.1 UHCI Controller [15ad:1976]

              Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

              Kernel modules: uhci_hcd

            02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) [8086:100f] (rev 01)

              Subsystem: VMware PRO/1000 MT Single Port Adapter [15ad:0750]

              Kernel driver in use: e1000

              Kernel modules: e1000

            02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Ensoniq ES1371/ES1373 / Creative Labs CT2518 [1274:1371] (rev 02)

              Subsystem: Ensoniq Audio PCI 64V/128/5200 / Creative CT4810/CT5803/CT5806 [Sound Blaster PCI] [1274:1371]

              Kernel driver in use: snd_ens1371

              Kernel modules: snd_ens1371

            02:03.0 USB controller [0c03]: VMware USB2 EHCI Controller [15ad:0770]

              Subsystem: VMware USB2 EHCI Controller [15ad:0770]

              Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

              Kernel modules: ehci_pci

            02:05.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) [8086:100f] (rev 01)

              Subsystem: VMware PRO/1000 MT Single Port Adapter [15ad:0750]

              Kernel driver in use: e1000

              Kernel modules: e1000

            • 3. Re: Linux VM is unable to recognize AC 8260, can somebody please help?
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hello coolblue7007,

              When using a virtualization solution, it's important to check with the software vendor to ensure that your hardware is supported. In many cases, a wireless connection will be displayed as a virtual ethernet connection in your virtual machine.

              If your linux build is using the 4.1 Kernel or above, you won't need to install the wireless driver, as it will already be integrated. If the kernel version is lower than 4.1, then the 8260 won't be supported.

              However, in this case we do have some bad news. From the information on your latest reply, we can see that you're using VMware*, which does not support any of our wireless adapters (it does not support WLAN altogether, as far as we're aware). For more information we can recommend for you to contact VMware* Support, or to visit the VMware* Support Communities where you might find quite a few related threads.

              - VMware* Compatibility Guide (lists all supported hardware).

              NOTE: Any links provided for third party tools or sites are offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel® of the content, products, or services offered there. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.

              Best regards,
              Carlos A.