I have the latest Slackware with Linux kernel 4.4.14 installed. The system has been giving me issues with network since installation. I have Intel Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi card, which works fine in Windows 10, (as expected), but isn't working heck, isn't even showing up in slackware when I type iwconfig or ifconfig. lspci recognises it though. I downloaded the drivers for it from the Intel official driver site. However, copying the ucode images to the /lib/firmware directory is somehow not working. What are my alternatives?

P.S. It should be noted that this doesn't help


Did you try to do the following go to as root /etc/rc.d

then type the command chmod +x rc.networkmanager

reboot and see if the wifi icon now appears on your system tray (kde or to xfce) to choose your wifi network

  • Err.... the GUI is also broken 😅. But I will surely try this out. I didn't select the network-manager option in netconfig though. I selected DHCP. Is that what is causing the issue? – d4rk4ng31 Sep 26 '19 at 16:03
  • Nope man. Doesn't work!! Any other solution? – d4rk4ng31 Sep 26 '19 at 16:39

the GUI is also broken... ok Can you try and run startx command as root? to see if the GUI is working as root? if yes then go to your home account delete all .serverauthXXX and .Xauthority files as root.

Also did you install Slackware as a full install on the installation steps?

Can you please also give a try to install the exton kernel https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-run-a-custom-linux-4-14-2-kernel-on-your-slackware-pc-here-s-how-518751.shtml to see if the newest kernel will find your card

If I was you I will give one more try to reinstall slackware from the start and follow the first step the one I told you the chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager for your wifi card (do a reboot after this command) Then follow the instructions https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide 1) to add user 2) to select mirror 3) update Slackware

I dont know what you did exactly I am just guessing. Slackware is my best operating system and you should give one more try and you will find your way. I was in your position too when I was trying to do my first Slackware installation. It was a nightmare :) for me too but I learned a lot of things using this particular operating system. Good luck my friend

  • I tried a lot to fix the GUI with the solution you gave as well as many others out there. It simply keeps on spitting no screens found. Also I tried reinstalling it multiple times to no avail. However I still haven't tried the Exon kernel. I will try it and revert back :) – d4rk4ng31 Sep 28 '19 at 3:40
  • Naah man. Not working – d4rk4ng31 Sep 28 '19 at 15:33

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