After setting up the wifi network profile in /etc/netctl/ and run netctl start [my_network_profile] I get this message:

Job for netctl@wlp2s0\x2d[my_network].service failed because the control process exited with error code.

Also I have gnome desktop environment installed and wifi does not show up in settings or the system tray, like it doesn't even exist.

The output for lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73)
03:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 / Radeon 520 Mobile]

and here's the output for dmesg | grep iwl

[    3.316448] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: loaded firmware version 17.3216344376.0 7260-17.ucode op_mode iwlmvm
[    3.316486] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-debug-yoyo.bin failed with error -2
[    3.609531] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Wireless N 7260, REV=0x144
[    3.627583] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: base HW address: fc:f8:ae:3e:9a:f4
[    3.853230] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-mvm-rs'
[    3.855957] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0

..and here's the output for sudo modprobe iwlwifi

modprobe: FATAL: Module iwlwifi not found in directory /lib/modules/5.7.6-arch1-1

Also, when I use wifi-menu (which in my understanding uses netctl), it does run and discovers the wifi networks but it never connects.

  • 1) Identify your Wifi hardware (USB? PCI?) Edit your question with the information (lsusb, lspci for vendor id). 2) Look at dmesg after boot for suspicious errors. 3) Most common problem: You have hardware which needs a special driver or firmware, possibly from a recent kernel, possibly by additionally installing it.
    – dirkt
    Jul 4, 2020 at 5:06
  • I edited my question providing more info.
    – Trachyte
    Jul 4, 2020 at 5:51
  • Googling for "intel wireless n 7260 driver linux arch" lead to this, so it looks like you need a current kernel.
    – dirkt
    Jul 4, 2020 at 6:56

1 Answer 1


I managed to get it to connect by following the Network configuration hyperlink in the arch wiki install guide (that I have skipped during installation) which finally led me to this link https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi where I could download the iwlwifi firmware for my Intel Wireless 7260 and then installed it simply by copying iwlwifi-7260-16.ucode file into the directory /lib/firmware/ as instructed in the README file.

Now it works fine and it also connects automatically on reboot.

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