Freshly installed Debian 8 on a Dell XPS - Developer Edition laptop, and running the 3.16.0-4 kernel since the newer one doesn't boot (dont care to fix that at the moment).
sudo lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net lists the following:
3a:00.0 Network controller : Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:24f3] (rev 3a) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0050] 3b:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:525a] (rev 01)
I downloaded the firmware (tried both iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode and iwlwifi-8000C-17.ucode) and copied it to
/lib/firmware, rebooted and nothing changed.
If I try to install using
apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi, my USB-ethernet adapter stops working as well.
Edit: Also, my driver (8000-17.ucode) isn't even listed in the
firmware-iwlwifi packed here:
errors when trying
root@001:/linux-4.1.26# HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/mconf.o In file included from scripts/kconfig/mconf.c:23:0: scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:38:20: fatal error: curses.h: No such file or directory #include CURSES_LOC ^ compilation terminated. scripts/Makefile.host:108: recipe for target 'scripts/kconfig/mconf.o' failed make: *** [scripts/kconfig/mconf.o] Error 1 Makefile:541: recipe for target 'menuconfig' failed make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2