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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] restoring my thinkpad X200 to life

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2018 18:58:19 -0400
On Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:21:19 -0400
dep <dep@...> wrote:

> so until the replacement arrives -- remember when there was a computer store on every block? -- i am on my previously reliable thinkpad X200, which got a little flaky when i upgraded it to debian stretch a few weeks ago. i now have most everything working, the exception being wireless. the nice little switch on the side of the machine is turned on, but no light on the wifi led and wicd reports no wifi signals, though there is certainly a wifi signal,from a router about 3 feet away that every other gadget in the house recognizes just fine.
> lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net reports:
> --
> 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5350 AGN [Echo Peak] Network Connection [8086:423b]
>         Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5350 AGN [Echo Peak] Network Connection [8086:1011]
>         Kernel modules: iwlwifi
> 04:00.0 Memory controller [0580]: Intel Corporation Turbo Memory Controller [8086:444e] (rev 11)
> i suspect that i'm missing something really obvious. for lo, these many years, the thing just worked. now it doesn't. wired network works just fine.

Okay, the computer is detecting the card and loading a driver for it.  Things
to check:

Does this card require firmware (Intel usually doesn't, but check anyway)?  Is it 

Does ifconfig show the interface?

Does rfkill indicate that the card is disabled?

Does scanning from the command line using "iwlist scan" from wireless-tools
show your network?

Are there known problems with this card and the driver included in your
current kernel version?

E. Liddell