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wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320 ( SOLVED )
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:59:45 pm »
Just installed P8 on this Toshiba and it doesn't see the wireless.
Tried additional drivers but nothing shows up.
Appears Toshiba has no drivers for linux.
Any suggestions ?
« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 04:53:49 pm by arky217 »

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 03:43:41 pm »
Hi arky217,

I've got a Toshiba Satellite, however I haven't experienced your problem.  I hope the info below helps point you in the right direction. ;)

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perknh@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.13.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite C70-A v: PSCE2U-03E00S
           Mobo: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1 model: Type2 - Board Product Name1 v: Type2 - Board Version
           Bios: Insyde v: 1.30 date: 04/18/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium 2020M (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2400 MHz 1: 1197 MHz 2: 1197 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8188ee
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet driver: alx
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (6.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: PNY_CS1311_240GB size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 215G used: 7.8G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.33GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 220 Uptime: 4:51 Memory: 537.3/5855.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 04:19:42 pm »
here is the laptop specs

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melba@melba-Satellite-P775 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: melba-Satellite-P775 Kernel: 4.13.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite P775 v: PSBY1U-00Q01V
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: PHRAA v: 1.00 Bios: TOSHIBA v: 1.60 date: 09/08/2011
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-2670QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 797 MHz 2: 798 MHz 3: 798 MHz 4: 798 MHz
           5: 798 MHz 6: 798 MHz 7: 798 MHz 8: 798 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.11hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (8.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SSD_PLUS size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 105G used: 4.4G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.34GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 220 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 354.8/5867.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
melba@melba-Satellite-P775 ~ $
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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 04:37:30 pm »
I think that I have found and downloaded the correct driver,
but I'm not sure how to install it.
Here is the readme file that came with the driver, but after
reading it, I'm still not sure what to do.

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Intel Wireless WiFi Link 6250AGN Adapter
Copyright (C) 2006-2010 Intel Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Microcode Package README.iwlwifi-6050-ucode

INDEX

1. OVERVIEW
2. WiFi ONLY CONFIGURATION
3. INSTALLATION
4. LICENSE


1. OVERVIEW

The file iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode provided in this package must be
present on your system in order for the Intel Wireless WiFi Link
AGN driver for Linux (iwlagn) to operate on your system.

The "-4" in the filename reflects an interface/architecture version number.
It will change only when changes in new uCode releases make the new uCode
incompatible with earlier drivers.

On adapter initialization, and at varying times during the uptime of
the adapter, the microcode is loaded into the memory on the network
adapter.  The microcode provides the low level MAC features including
radio control and high precision timing events (backoff, transmit,
etc.) while also providing varying levels of packet filtering which can
be used to keep the host from having to handle packets that are not of
interest given the current operating mode of the device.


2. WiFi ONLY CONFIGURATION

Introduction:

Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced N + WiMax 6250 is a multi-comm WiFi and WiMax
product. This release only supports the WiFi portion of this product.

Problem:

The WiMax portion of this product is connected via internal USB interface,
which on power up is actively drawing power from the USB bus. If you are
working with a platform software configuration which is not loading the
WiMax driver for the Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced N + WiMax 6250 device,
then the WiMax portion of this device should be put into power save mode.
This results in a minimum power draw, ultimately resulting in better power
performance when running as WiFi only device.

Solution:

To place the WiMax portion of this device in power save mode it is required
to enable autosuspend for it. With autosuspend enabled the kernel will
autosuspend the WiMax portion of the device when it is determined to be idle.

NOTE:  Dynamic PM (autosuspend/autoresume) support for USB is present only
if the kernel was built with CONFIG_USB_SUSPEND enabled.  Please refer to
Documentation/usb/power-management.txt from the kernel documentation for more
information on USB Power management.

At the end of your Linux startup script, you need to search for the Intel(R)
Centrino(R) Advanced N + WiMax 6250 device in the sysfs file system.  Search for
a device with vendor ID = 8086(Intel) and product ID = 0186|0187|0188(Intel
WiMax portion of the device) under /sys/bus/usb/devices/<appropriate usb
device number>.  The following will need to done with administrative rights.  If
the device is found, echo the number of seconds after which you want the device
to be in selective suspend into /sys/bus/usb/devices/<appropriate usb device
number>/power/autosuspend.  The default is 2 seconds.
echo "auto" > /sys/bus/usb/devices/<appropriate usb device number>/power/control,
which will enable USB autosuspend for this device only. (If using a kernel
earlier than 2.6.35 the filename will be "/sys/bus/usb/devices/<appropriate
usb device number>/power/level").


3. INSTALLATION

The iwlagn driver will look for the file iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode using the
kernel's firmware_class infrastructure. More information can be found under
Documentation/firmware_class in kernel source. In order to function
correctly, you need to have this support enabled in your kernel.  When
you configure the kernel, you can find this option in the following
location:

        Device Drivers ->
                Generic Driver Options ->
                        Userspace firmware loading support


You can determine if your kernel currently has firmware loader support
by looking for the CONFIG_FW_LOADER definition on your kernel's
.config.

In addition to having the firmware_class support in your kernel, you
must also have a working udev and uevent infrastructure configured.
The steps for installing and configuring udev are very
distribution specific.

Once you have the firmware loader in place (or if you aren't sure and
you just want to try things to see if it works), you need to install
the microcode file into the appropriate location.

Where that appropriate location is depends (again) on your system
distribution.  You can typically find this location by looking in the
udev scripts of your distro, the default is /lib/firmware.

Installation of the firmware is simply:

        % cp iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode /lib/firmware

You can now load the driver (see the INSTALL and README.iwlwifi provided with
the iwlwifi package for information on building and using that driver.)

4. LICENSE

The microcode in this package (iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode) is provided under the
terms of the following license (available in the file
LICENSE.iwlwifi-6050-ucode):

Copyright (c) 2006-2010, Intel Corporation.
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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 04:49:03 pm »
Hi arky217,

I wouldn't know how to help you with that, arky217, though I'm sure somebody else within the forum here does.

I'm curious, arky217, have you gone to our program in the menu called Software & Updates and clicked on Additional Drivers?  Maybe doing this is a long shot, or maybe it can help.  Hey, it's worth a try! ;)

In my case I have no proprietary drivers in use. :)

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 04:52:50 pm »
Big false alarm; really feeling like a dummy now.

Turns out that the wifi indicator at the top of the laptop is
not an indicator after all, even though it's flat with the surface
and doesn't look like a button.

It is actually a button that toggles the wifi on and off.

I just happened to press it (not sure why I even did) and
the wifi started working.

Oh well, learn something new every day.

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320 ( SOLVED )
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 05:08:32 pm »
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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320 ( SOLVED )
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 09:55:46 pm »
Big false alarm; really feeling like a dummy now.

Turns out that the wifi indicator at the top of the laptop is
not an indicator after all, even though it's flat with the surface
and doesn't look like a button.

It is actually a button that toggles the wifi on and off.

I just happened to press it (not sure why I even did) and
the wifi started working.

Oh well, learn something new every day.

Hey arky217, don't feel bad, my sister couldn't use a refurb laptop I sent here for a month because she couldn't find the wifi switch.
What was I thinking?