Xenial Installer missing iwlmvm.ko wireless module
pedro.principeza at canonical.com
Mon Oct 7 22:53:20 UTC 2019
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further discussions needed. Thanks!
On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 3:50 PM Pedro Principeza <
pedro.principeza at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hi there!
> A customer opened a Case  with us in STS, stating they were not able to
> use the wireless adapter on a Zotac box to proceed with the installation of
> Xenial Server -- no wlanX/wlpXXX interfaces are created, although the
> iwlwifi module properly binds to the hardware, as seen in here:
> [ 2.314279] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: loaded firmware version
> 29.1044073957.0 op_mode iwlmvm
> Turned out, after some digging, that a "submodule" iwlwifi would use
> (iwlmvm.ko) for that wireless adapter model ([8086:3165] / sub [8086:4010])
> isn't available in the initrd of either netboot or the standard Xenial
> installer. Only the iwldvm.ko is there.
> Now, I have two questions regarding the availability of such module in the
> installer initrd:
> .. Is there any reason the iwldwm.ko module was included, and not
> .. If not, how feasible it would be to request that module to be added to
> both installer's initrd? My intention is to avoid having the customer
> customize the installer's initrd to include the module.
> Please, let me know if you need more context, or if you have any
> questions. Thanks!
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> Pedro Principeza
> Technical Support Engineer | Canonical
> <pedro.principeza at canonic <http://goog_2119053592>al.com>
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