Ubuntu: Wifi not working (Intel) on HP Spectre x360 13



Question:

I've been trying to follow around to fix my wifi problems, however I don't know how to find out my actual wifi device name. The problem is that on Ubuntu (14.04) there seems to be no indication that the computer is aware it has a wifi adapter (it definitely has one) and it can't connect to or see wireless networks.

I guess it could be a device driver problem, but I can't find out the name of my adapter, other than that it is either one of the two:

Intel Corporation Device 24fd (rev 78)  Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1010  

Which don't seem to match with what I need to figure out which driver to install.

Here is the output Network Controller part of the output of lspci -v

01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 24fd (rev 78)      Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1010      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11      Memory at dc100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]      Capabilities: <access denied>  

And here is the lsusb output

lsusb  Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.   Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05e3:0617 Genesys Logic, Inc.   Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub  Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0835:2a01 Action Star Enterprise Co., Ltd   Bus 003 Device 002: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub  Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub  Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub  Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp.   Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:3401 Suyin Corp.   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub  

UPDATE - When trying to install the new kernel:

 linux-headers-4.8.14-040814-generic depends on linux-headers-4.8.14-040814; however:    Package linux-headers-4.8.14-040814 is not installed.    dpkg: error processing package linux-headers-4.8.14-040814-generic (--install):   dependency problems - leaving unconfigured  


Solution:1

Your exact device 8086:24fd, subsystem 1010 is not yet covered in the driver version in Ubuntu 14.04. I suggest that you install a later 4.8.14 linux-image as well as the required firmware.

I assume that your installation is 64-bit; confirm:

arch  

If the terminal returns x86_64 then yours is a 64-bit install. Download the files to your desktop:

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.14/linux-headers-4.8.14-040814-generic_4.8.14-040814.201612101431_amd64.deb

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.14/linux-image-4.8.14-040814-generic_4.8.14-040814.201612101431_amd64.deb

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.14/linux-headers-4.8.14-040814_4.8.14-040814.201612101431_all.deb <--The package I initially missed.

http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.169.2_all.deb

Install them all from the terminal:

cd ~/Desktop  sudo dpkg -i *.deb  

Reboot and tell us if your wireless is working.

NOTE: Edited Jan 27`18 to update firmware link.


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