[clug] Linux Mint 18.3 and DELL Precision 5510 Laptop

Anestis Kozakis kenosti at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 01:52:58 UTC 2018

Turns out that the issue was more simplistic - the laptop did not have a
wireless card installed, even though it should have.

This has now been rectified by DELL under Warranty.


On 24 April 2018 at 17:20, Duncan Roe via linux <linux at lists.samba.org>

> >
> > Can you elaborate please?  Steps, etc?
> >
> Sorry that should be *firmware* upgrade.
> In /lib/firmware I had iwlwifi-3168-21.ucode. That was just too old.
> To find this, I manually ran the commands from the rc scripts that bring up
> wlan0 until I came to one that failed - can't remember which. Then I ran
> that
> one under strace and saw where it went looking for .ucode files down to
> iwlwifi-3168-22.ucode. The latest at
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/
> linux-firmware.git/tree/
> is iwlwifi-3168-29.ucode so that's what I fetched.
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