I'm not very new to Linux, but you may think of me as a beginner...
I recently bought a laptop with this Intel wireless adapter, and decided to go with Sabayon CoreCDX 5.5.
I installed it successfully, but this adapter is not immediately recognized.
ifconfig only returns: eth0 (the gigabit ethernet with realtek driver) and lo.
lspci recognizes the card nicely and returns the full name...
The kernel settings are the default ones (IWLWIFI, IWLAGN settings are to their default).
I tried copying the firmware code from http://intellinuxwireless.org/
to /lib/firmware and starting the iwlagn module ("modprobe iwlagn"), and it didn't help, still only eth0 and lo appear.
Am I missing something about all this, I am really not very experienced with this, but hopefully when I get internet sorted, I'm gonna improve.
Thanks for any help
Apparently I have just answered my own question...
Being inexperienced, I forgot to look at dmesg.
There I saw that the driver expected the older iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode instead of the new iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode, which is not supported by the version of the driver that ships with Sabayon CDX 5.5.
So i downloaded it, pasted in /lib/firmware, setup the wpa-supplicant, and bam, all works well...