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Firmware fix for Intel network card

January 30, 2020 — BarryK

Puppy forum member 'MerlinW' reported firmware missing for a Intel network card. The solution was to install 'iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode'. I have replied here:

Yes, running "modinfo iwlwifi" in a terminal (currently using the 4.19.97 kernel) shows that the module wants 'iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode', which is not there. However, as 'Null_ID' reported by running "dmesg", the kernel falls back, trying to find an earlier version of the firmware:

I cannot find the -6 or -5 versions anywhere, but the -4 version is available here:

I have created a PET, named '', and this will be in the next release of EasyOS (and EasyPup).

EDIT 2020-01-30:
Forum member 'ozsouth' posted this great link, with lots of firmware: 

...for when we have to find some more!  

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