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dman777
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Should Linux-Firmware Work For My Wifi Card Firmware? Reply with quote

I need to install firmware for my laptop Intel Centrion Advanced N 6205 AGN. http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Wifi shows I can use sys-firmware/linux-firmware or sys-firmware/iwl6005-ucode. since iwlg6005 is masked, I emerged linux-firmware instead(prefer not to use masked if I can help it) But, it does not seem to be beneficial for my wifi adapter. Why did the wiki list linux-firmware for my Intel wifi card...should it work as an alternative to iwl6005-code package?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

run
Code:
dmesg | grep -i firmware
this may tell what ucode is being requested. According to my reading of http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi?highlight=%286205%29%7C%28AGN%29%7C%28firmware%29 , the firmware iwlwifi-6000g2a-ucode-18.168.6.1 which is provided by emerging linux-firmware should be correct.
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