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I installed scientific linux 6.9(based on redhat 6 ) on my surface book but it doesn't connect to my wireless network . When I open system preferences + network , it doesn't find any existing wireless and when I manually add a new network connection, it never connects to it . What should I do ?

lspci output is :

[fatemeh@localhost ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Skylake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers 
(rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 520 (rev 07)
00:05.0 Multimedia controller: Intel Corporation Skylake Imaging Unit (rev 01)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Skylake Gaussian Mixture Model
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:14.3 Multimedia controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d32 (rev 01) 
00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 21)
00:15.1 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #1 (rev 21)
00:15.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #2 (rev 21)
00:15.3 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #3 (rev 21) 
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:16.4 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d3e (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1)
00:1d.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d1b (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
02:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM961/PM961
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88W8897 [AVASTAR] 802.11ac Wireless

lsusb output is :

[fatemeh@localhost ~]$ lsusb
Bus 001 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 002: ID 045e:091a Microsoft Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:090b Microsoft Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:07cd Microsoft Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c077 Logitech, Inc. M105 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1c4f:0002 SiGma Micro Keyboard TRACER Gamma Ivory

When i went to System Preferences + Network Connections it showed this window without any connction then i added nargess connection. When i connect my modem via usb it doesn't show any wired connection.

  • Perhaps you need to install drivers for the WiFi? It depends on which device you have. Please edit and post that information. It should be listed with lspci if internal or with lsusb if it's a USB dongle. – user252181 Feb 28 '18 at 17:38
  • You will be best served, and you will best help others by your experience by asking this question at scientificlinuxforum.org They are most likely to have people who have gone through the same trouble and know exactly which package and driver to install, and what other special problems might exist in that particular linux distribution. – user1404316 Mar 1 '18 at 5:59
  • What is the output of sudo modprobe -v mwifiex_pcie ? if you get an error , the mwifiex_pcie can be loaded after installing the kmod-compat-wireless package see here centos.pkgs.org/6/elrepo-x86_64/… – GAD3R Mar 1 '18 at 8:55
  • thank you @ user1404316. I comment on scientificlinuxforum.org but no one has answered yet. – Fatemeh Moh Mar 2 '18 at 11:56
  • unfortunately I can not install because i can not connect to internet in SL. – Fatemeh Moh Mar 2 '18 at 11:57

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