On Thu, 2017-02-16 at 23:32 -0500, email@example.com wrote: > Hello all, > > I have a laptop with Intel Wireless 8260. Its information is in the > following: > > 01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a) > Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 > Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 134 > Memory at e1200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K] > Capabilities: <access denied> > Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi > Kernel modules: iwlwifi > > My Debian Stretch has perfect support for this driver, and the version > of firmware-iwlwifi is 20161130-2. > > However, my friend whose system is Debian Stable found his wireless > card is not working after he installed firmware-iwlwifi. > > I searched and found the version firmware-iwlwifi package is different > between Debian Stretch and Debian Stable. Does firmware-iwlwifi package > of Debian Stable not support Intel wireless 8260? It does not, and neither does the kernel (it was added in Linux 3.18 and hasn't been backported). > If my friend does not want to upgrade to Debian Stretch, is it ok to > add jessie-backports software source? Yes. He will need to install both the kernel and firmwarepackages from there: apt install -t jessie-backports linux-image-amd64 firmware-iwlwifi Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
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