Quote Originally Posted by smflood View Post
shinroo Wrote in message:

> Hello, I am working on a Lenovo ThinkPad T560 running SLES 12 SP1.
>
> Everything is great, except for the fact that I cannot connect to any
> wifi networks since it seems I don't have any wlan interface.
>
> Running lspci, I can see that the card is indeed present.
>
>> D068902@wdfl34067123a:~/Downloads/iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25.30.13.0> lspci
>> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Skylake Host Bridge/DRAM
>> Registers (rev 08)
>> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Skylake Integrated
>> Graphics (rev 07)
>> 00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Skylake Gaussian Mixture
>> Model
>> 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI
>> Controller (rev 21)
>> 00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP
>> Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
>> 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP
>> CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
>> 00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d3d (rev 21)
>> 00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA
>> Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 21)
>> 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d10 (rev f1)
>> 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d12 (rev f1)
>> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP LPC Controller
>> (rev 21)
>> 00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev
>> 21)
>> 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev
>> 21)
>> 00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
>> 00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection
>> I219-LM (rev 21)
>> 02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS522A
>> PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
>> 04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)

>
> But, if I run iwconfig there are no wlan interfaces listed
>
>> D068902@wdfl34067123a:~/Downloads/iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25.30.13.0>
>> iwconfig
>> eth0 no wireless extensions.
>>
>> lo no wireless extensions.

>
> I have downloaded the firmware for the card iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode and
> put it in the folder /lib/firmware
>
> The card does not show up in Yast (I tried setting it up from there, but
> to no avail).
>
> I've been bashing my head against this problem for a while now. I have a
> project to work on, and need the laptop since it has all the
> certificates and proxies installed for work, ideally I'd take it to IT
> but they said it might take a while and I don't have that much time. So
> I need to sort this out myself for now. That being said, a temporary
> solution would be fine too since I could then take it to IT to have a
> look at once the project is done.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance!


Is there a particular reason you're using SLES12 SP1 and not the
latest SLES12 SP2? The release is important because SP1 includes
Linux kernel 3.12 whilst SP2 has 4.4 and I think it's the latter
you need, or at least kernel 4.2, to support the Intel 8260
wireless chip. And to preempt a possible question, no you can't
upgrade the kernel in SP1 to 4.2 or later.

HTH.
--
Simon Flood
SUSE Knowledge Partner

First of all, thanks so much for the reply. To answer your question: the reason I'm using SLES SP1 is because that was provided to me and company policy is not such that I can simply reinstall the OS. I guess I will need to take it to IT and let them handle it. At least I will be able to tell them where the problem lies! Thanks so much.