Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

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Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#1 by The Darkness » 09 Feb 2015, 14:39

so, the wifi on my notebook isn't recognized on porteus. don't know what to change. help? :(
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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#2 by fanthom » 10 Feb 2015, 15:07

hi The Darkness,

please generate 'psinfo' report -> upload to pastebin.com -> link here.

thanks
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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#3 by The Darkness » 11 Feb 2015, 19:50

Sorry it took so long.
Here's the pastebin:
http://pastebin.com/Mj2hT3dN

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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#4 by brokenman » 12 Feb 2015, 00:46

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/use ... rs/iwlwifi

You will need the firmware installed for the card to be recognized. Is this a tablet?
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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#5 by The Darkness » 12 Feb 2015, 01:31

brokenman wrote:https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/use ... rs/iwlwifi

You will need the firmware installed for the card to be recognized. Is this a tablet?
Yes. How do I go about installing this on it?

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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#6 by francois » 12 Feb 2015, 01:56

Here is an example, I have a toshiba ultraslim z930 laptop with intel core i5. Adapt it to your computer. :)


1) My graphic card, VGA Intel Ivy Bridge was satisfied out of the box with porteus.

2) However wifi was not.

bash-4.2# dmesg | grep iwlwifi
...
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode' failed.
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-2030-5.ucode' failed.
...

3) Find a package with my wifi card: iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode or iwlwifi-2030-5.ucode. I found the following download site:
https://github.com/OpenELEC/wlan-firmware/
Download all the firmware. I did it with the zip file.

4) Extract the package with ark, find and copy the appropriate driver to /lib/firmware/ and use command 'modprobe -r iwlwifi && modprobe iwlwifi' to get it running:

bash-4.2# modprobe -r iwlwifi && modprobe iwlwifi
bash-4.2#


At next bootup you should be able to use wifi thru network management setting.
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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#7 by fanthom » 12 Feb 2015, 13:19

i cant see any network card (wired/wifi) in the lspci/lsmod output.
could you provide its name?
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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#8 by The Darkness » 12 Feb 2015, 18:52

fanthom wrote:i cant see any network card (wired/wifi) in the lspci/lsmod output.
could you provide its name?
It's a Dell Wireless 1537 802.11 a/g/n Adapter. Built in.

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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#9 by fanthom » 13 Feb 2015, 08:24

no hope for this card until upstream adds support for it and we bump the kernel (at least few months from now on i would say):
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... st13063793
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Re: Dell Venue Pro 11 Wi-Fi not recognized

Post#10 by brokenman » 13 Feb 2015, 13:30

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter ... driver-cab

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/ ... ro/drivers

It's a pity. The specs say it could have the intel card in which case you would have luck. Since the drm helper in your log shows i915 I assumed it would be intel, but then you would prob see it if ti was intel.
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