Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1317148
Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode and iwlwifi-6000-5.ucode failed with error -2
Last modified: 2018-05-29 08:36:30 EDT
Description of problem:
Wrong definition/path for in the wifi module helper for iwl6000-ucode
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sometimes drops the wifi module, and no fallback. I have an DELL Latitude E4310 with i5.
No firmware load or path definition error
"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
(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:
> 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."
> Maybe this helps: 5 post in the gentoo forum.
It doesn't but thank you for trying.
I met this error too on f26. Googled and found so many people suffered from this problem and are still suffering.
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 3e)
I tried copying /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode to /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode, the error disappeared, but wifi still not connected.
Created attachment 1371566 [details]
dmesg output attached
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Created attachment 1406333 [details]
dmesg of bug from F27
Got this with updated Fedora 27 on 4.15 line of kernels, 4.14 is fine.
Machine is Lenovo ThinkPad W520.
Dmesg attached. I can provide additional information\logs.
Forgot to add package information.
Name : iwl6000-firmware
Version : 184.108.40.206
Release : 82.fc27
Arch : noarch
Size : 561 k
Source : linux-firmware-20171215-82.git2451bb22.fc27.src.rpm
Repo : @System
From repo : updates
Created attachment 1406351 [details]
dmesg F27 4.14 no bug
Hmm... maybe I have separate issue, or kernel config/fw changed between 4.14 and 4.15, but I discovered that on 4.14 I still get the same message in dmesg about load failing, and after that everything is fine and wi-fi works.
I think this is better tracked under the firmware package. Are you having wifi problems on 4.15 or is the only issue the error message?
Wi-fi is not working on 4.15 at all. On 4.14 it works but kernel logs still contains errors, so it is possible (yet not proven) that issues are unrelated.
In both cases, adding udev rule to prevent userspace firmware loading seems to have zero effect.
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