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Bug#694068: Still present with debian-stretch-DI-alpha7-amd64-netinst.iso

I bumped into this issue when I recently installed Debian on my new laptop.

I only installed the "Standard system utilities", thus no network-manager and 
while wpasupplicant was installed the wireless connection config I used during 
installation wasn't written to a/the wpa_supplicant.conf file and neither was 
there anything configured/written to /e/n/i related to my wireless card.
Due to 'predicable' network naming this becomes even more of a hassle to do 

> >From the netcfg changelog:
>     * On Linux: Write a network-manager configuration file in perference
>       to ifupdown if network-manager is found in the installed system.
>       Configure wired networking with ifupdown if not. Do not configure
>       wireless networking through ifupdown.

While the above quote is from 25 Nov 2012 and I haven't checked whether the 
changelog would now tell sth different, it looks like wireless networking 
through ifupdown is not configured, regardless whether network-manager is 
present or not.

Why not configure wireless networking through ifupdown when network-manager 
*isn't* installed? 

I have to give you kudos for (manually?) copying an .ucode file which I 
provided through a workaround [1], but that added to my surprise that wireless 
networking still wouldn't work due to the above described problem.


[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=808792#47

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