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iwlwifi-7260-17.ucode failed with error -2

Today I have formatted my laptop to install ArchLinux. In the Installation guide at the point “Configure the system”, the steps necessary to configure the network are reported.

Following the link to Wireless Network I started checking the driver status:

[[email protected] /]# lspci -k

03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 83)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

and then the kernel ring buffer looking for firmware pattern, through the command dmesg:

[[email protected] /]# dmesg | grep firmware

[ 8.517486] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7260-17.ucode failed with error -2
[ 8.831253] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel Bluetooth firmware file: intel/ibt-hw-37.7.10-fw-37.7.10-fw-
[ 8.835247] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 16.242414.0 op_mode iwlmvm
[ 8.999352] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel Bluetooth firmware patch completed and activated
[ 12.430341] psmouse serio2: trackpoint: IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0e, buttons: 3/3

As you can see, the first line bring out an error! However, don`t worry, it is not a real problem, because the solution is just at third line.

The iwlwifi driver typically supports several firmware versions. If the latest version return error, the older one is automatically loaded.

That’s why you don’t need to do anything, just go ahead through the setup of your system.


Published by Daniele Dalla Torre

I'm a Civil Engineering but I love to learn everything about technology, from the basics to the new frontiers! Here my gpg public key!

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