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Linux wifi driver Inspiron 13-7352

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I am attempting to dualboot Ubuntu on my 

New Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Special Edition Laptop

Inspiron 13 (7352, Early 2015)

The system recognizes this card as being an Intel Wireless 7265 (iwlwifi-7265), but no drivers are present. I  have tried loading the 

firmware:       iwlwifi-7265-9.ucode

Unfortunately, when I run sudo modprobe iwlwifi, I get a couple

"DIrect firmware load failed with error -2" responses

and finally "no suitable firmware found."

Anyone else encounter this problem?

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RE: Linux wifi driver Inspiron 13-7352

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I resolved this myself:

First i downloaded and installed the firmware from here, (using another machine, usb stick, etc) 

https://github.com/OpenELEC/iwlwifi-firmware/tree/master/firmware 

Then download this file to another machine and transfer to laptop: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...-3.16-1.tar.xz

run tar -xJf backports-3.16-1.tar.xz

cd ~/backports-3.16-1
make defconfig-iwlwifi
make
sudo make install

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RE: Linux wifi driver Inspiron 13-7352

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Shane,

Did you have any other problems installing Ubuntu?   After downloading from github how is wireless performance?

I thank you for posting a solution.

TB

Specialize in Laptops, Mobile Devices
#IWork4Dell

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RE: Linux wifi driver Inspiron 13-7352

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Hi Terry!

I have not had any other problems yet. Since installing the firmware from github, the wifi has be very reliable and fast.  

Thanks for asking! 

Shane

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RE: Linux wifi driver Inspiron 13-7352

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I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell 13-7352 but I can't Smiley Sad.,... when ubuntu is installed and the laptop is restarted, this stay in purple screen Smiley Sad

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