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Linux wifi driver Inspiron 13-7352

This question has been answered by Shane Rogers

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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  • I resolved this myself:

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

    Then download this file to another machine and transfer to laptop:

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

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

  • Shane,

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

    I thank you for posting a solution.


    Specialize in Laptops, Mobile Devices

  • 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! 


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