Intel 7260 wireless not working with OpenSUSE 12.3


I have a new laptop with an Intel Dual Band wireless-AC 7260 device. I’ve installed OpenSUSE 12.3 and the wireless isn’t working.
I didn’t install OpenSUSE 13.1 because I need to use the CUDA 6 sdk which is only supported on 12.3. The wireless works with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I’ve read the stickies on wireless problems, see output below.

Wireless LAN not found in YaST => Hardware => Hardware Information

There’s no entry with the word “wireless” in either PCI or USB but there is one for “Intel Network controller”. This doesn’t have a row that starts with UDI, see all entries below:

Bus ID: 6
Bus: PCI
Class (spec): Network controller
Class: Network controller
Device Identifier (spec): 82032
Hwcfg Bus: pci
Model: Intel Network controller
Old Unique Key: PX52.kCwQhkebrw0
Parent Unique ID: Z7uZ.ZlcfS_dsC74
Revision: 115
Subvendor Identifier: 98438
Subvendor: Intel Corporation
Sysfs ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:06:00.0
Sysfs ID: 0000:06:00.0
Unique Key: vTuk.kCwQhkebrw0
Vendor Identifier: 98438
Vendor: Intel Corporation
modalias: pci:v00008086d000008B1sv00008086sd00004070bc02sc80i00

“dmesg | grep firmware” and “dmesg | grep radio” comes back with nothing.

“sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan” produces:
eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

“/sbin/lspci” produces:
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 08b1 (rev 73)

“dmesg | grep 08b1” produces:
0.314237] pci 0000:06:00.0: [8086:08b1] type 00 class 0x028000

“/usr/sbin/iwconfig” produces:
eth0 no wireless extensions.
lo no wireless extensions.

Reading other posts suggests that installing kernel updates (including kernel-firmware-20130714git version) might work. I haven’t tried this as I’m concerned it might cause a problem with the CUDA sdk mentioned above. Pleas advise what I should do.


Unfortunately the 7260 is so new that only 3.10 kernels support it, however CUDA 6 should work fine on openSUSE 13.1, for example this gent seems to be using it happily: