Bug 1317148 - Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode and iwlwifi-6000-5.ucode failed with error -2
Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode and iwlwifi-6000-5.ucode failed...
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Product: Fedora
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Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2016-03-12 09:36 EST by Zoltan Hoppar
Modified: 2016-05-27 09:31 EDT (History)
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Description Zoltan Hoppar 2016-03-12 09:36:20 EST
Description of problem:
Wrong definition/path for in the wifi module helper for iwl6000-ucode

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 4.4.4-301

How reproducible:
Always

Actual results:
Sometimes drops the wifi module, and no fallback. I have an DELL Latitude E4310 with i5.

Expected results:
No firmware load or path definition error

Additional info:
"CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER_FALLBACK is not recommended to be set to yes - you need to be disabled. The right way to use wifi card is to integrate the path to your firmware ucode file in the kernel and rebuild it. As you have installed the whole package for linux firmware there must be already iwl6000-ucode under directory /lib/firmware. So put the path to this file in the CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE field in kernel config and also specify the directory for firmware location in CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR." 

Maybe this helps: 5 post in the gentoo forum. https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7715914.html
Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2016-03-12 20:06:55 EST
(In reply to Zoltan Hoppar from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Wrong definition/path for in the wifi module helper for iwl6000-ucode

Can you please post the ful output of dmesg from a fresh boot?

> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> kernel 4.4.4-301
> 
> How reproducible:
> Always
> 
> Actual results:
> Sometimes drops the wifi module, and no fallback. I have an DELL Latitude
> E4310 with i5.
> 
> Expected results:
> No firmware load or path definition error
> 
> Additional info:
> "CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER_FALLBACK is not recommended to be set to yes -

Which is why we don't set it.

> you need to be disabled. The right way to use wifi card is to integrate the
> path to your firmware ucode file in the kernel and rebuild it. As you have

No, that isn't the right way to do it.

> installed the whole package for linux firmware there must be already
> iwl6000-ucode under directory /lib/firmware. So put the path to this file in
> the CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE field in kernel config and also specify the
> directory for firmware location in CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR." 

No.

> Maybe this helps: 5 post in the gentoo forum.
> https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7715914.html

It doesn't but thank you for trying.

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