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[Bug 1497481] Re: lts-vivid kernel has IWL8000_UCODE_API_MAX=12, but only iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode shipped



Gotcha, thanks! So is the expectation then that 8260 WiFi cards wont be
usable on Trusty till 14.04.4 (lts-vivid HWE)?

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  lts-vivid kernel has IWL8000_UCODE_API_MAX=12, but only iwlwifi-
  8000C-13.ucode shipped

Status in linux-firmware package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Intel 8260 WiFi cards currently aren't usable on 14.04.3 (with lts-
  vivid HWE, 3.19 kernel).

  The problem is that in the kernel, iwl-8000.c defines an
  IWL8000_UCODE_API_MAX of 12:

  #define IWL8000_UCODE_API_MAX   12

  But /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode is the only 8000 series
  firmware currently shipped in linux-firmware.

  So either iwlwifi-8000C-12.ucode needs to be added to linux-firmware,
  or IWL8000_UCODE_API_MAX needs to be bumped to 13 in the kernel
  (possibly with other changes in the iwl-8000 driver needed to actually
  make it work with firmware API 13).


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