Not able to configure wifi during instalation Mageia 7 RC

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Not able to configure wifi during instalation Mageia 7 RC

Postby evaldas » Jun 21st, '19, 12:50

Tried to install and configure wifi during instalation but
Unable to find network interface for selected device (using iwlwifi driver)
. selected interface was Intel 8265 / 8275. I would suggest to remove option to connect to internet during instalation because as far as I remember I didn't succeed ever. After instalation setup of wifi was successful.
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Re: Not able to configure wifi during instalation Mageia 7 R

Postby martinw » Jun 22nd, '19, 22:47

The long-standing Mageia policy is that on the classical installer ISOs, the installer itself is entirely free software. Most wi-fi devices need non-free firmware, which is why they don't work in the installer.

The option to connect to the network during the install generally works if you have a wired connection.
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Re: Not able to configure wifi during instalation Mageia 7 R

Postby evaldas » Jun 26th, '19, 10:07

Yes, but why then there is option to configure wifi? I would suggest if you remove it less frustrated users will be
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Re: Not able to configure wifi during instalation Mageia 7 R

Postby benmc » Jun 26th, '19, 22:55

some users are lucky enough to have a Wifi device that is supported by free drivers, and also (lucky /brave / bold enough to) have an un-encrypted Wifi network to connect to.
sadly, I am not one of them ;)
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