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I cannot get my WiFi adapter to work on LMDE2 (fresh install with btrfs).

# lshw -c network
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: WiFi Link 5100
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f68fe000-f68fffff

I have tried using modprobe according to some instructions on the debian site after also following the instructions for installing the module with apt:

# modprobe -r iwlwifi; modprobe iwlwifi
modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:557 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/4.13.0-36-generic/modules.dep.bin'
modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:557 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/4.13.0-36-generic/modules.dep.bin'

The interface doesn't show as up when I do ifconfig -a or in network-manager.

EDIT 1: /lib/modules/4.13.0-36-generic does not exist. I've just installed all the kernel-related updates.

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  • Please, post link to documentation which gives instructions to you about this topic. Also, strange steps: modprobe -r ... (remove module) then modprobe ...(trying to load module). Why you need to do this? Maybe you build wifi module by himself? If it's true, you should run insmod /path/to/module or place module to kernel module directory and execute depmod. Further, your call of modprobe module will be executed. Mar 27, 2018 at 20:28
  • Can you add the output of uname -a and cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list . The linux-image-3.16.0-5-amd64 is available , you can install it then reboot and try to load the driver.
    – GAD3R
    Mar 28, 2018 at 9:33

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