HP EliteBook - Rocky 9 - wifi

TL;DR

Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, REV=0x74

Error and other messages:

  • iwlwifi 0000:44:00.0: Failed to run INIT ucode: -110
  • iwlwifi 0000:44:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-6000-6.ucode failed with error -2
  • iwlwifi 0000:44:00.0 wlo1: renamed from wlan0
  • wlan0: Failed to initialize driver interface
  • Could not read interface wlan0 flags: No such device

What fixed it 

New driver from: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/wireless.html

cd /lib/firmware
tar xzf iwlwifi-6000-ucode-9.221.4.1.tgz
cd iwlwifi-6000-ucode-9.221.4.1
cp iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode .
grubby --update-kernel=ALL --args="net.ifnames=0"
reboot

 

grubby config

grubby --info="/boot/vmlinuz-$(uname -r)"
index=0
kernel="/boot/vmlinuz-5.14.0-427.16.1.el9_4.x86_64"
args="ro crashkernel=1G-4G:192M,4G-64G:256M,64G-:512M resume=/dev/mapper/rl-swap rd.lvm.lv=rl/root rd.lvm.lv=rl/swap rhgb quiet $tuned_params net.ifnames=0"
root="/dev/mapper/rl-root"
initrd="/boot/initramfs-5.14.0-427.16.1.el9_4.x86_64.img $tuned_initrd"
title="Rocky Linux (5.14.0-427.16.1.el9_4.x86_64) 9.4 (Blue Onyx)"
id="505981e752ed473f8137b15a168da91b-5.14.0-427.16.1.el9_4.x86_64"

What was wrong? It needed a new device driver from Intel (thanks Intel!) and the renaming had to be shut off (thanks https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=303841)

This took many hours - I hope you find it helpful. :)