Wireless 8260 not working under openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64)


I am running openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64) and want to use my Wireless 8260 device. I read that this Intel device should work out of the box, but apparently it does not.

In Yast, under PCI, Wireless 8260 is found. However, there is no “Kernel Driver” line.

dmesg |grep firmware

only lists a psmouse.

I also checked for any rfkill swith:

dmesg |grep kill

but this does not seem to be the problem either:

    4.337566] thinkpad_acpi: rfkill switch tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: radio is unblocked

Here is more hardware info:

checkfrog:/home/chris # lspci |grep -i wireless
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)
checkfrog:/home/chris # lspci -n |grep 04:00
04:00.0 0280: 8086:24f3 (rev 3a)

Also iwconfig does not find anything:

checkfrog:/home/chris # iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.
lo        no wireless extensions.

So I guess there is a driver missing?


Alright, the issue is resolved. Thank you and sorry about bothering you…

How did you resolve the issue in the end? I’m having the same problem.