Additional drivers showing strange warning

hello. from the screenshot you can see that it gives me a warning, supposedly that the wireless adapter isn't working. but in reality I have no problem with wifi or any other connection. what can the cause of this warning message be?
I don't need support, I need clarification about this (but maybe I need support to not show this message anymore).
thank you

During standard wifi use, it is possible you have symptoms that you normally do not notice.
Can you please run journalctl -u NetworkManager and see what prints in terminal?

this is the result:
journalctl -u NetworkManager
-- Logs begin at Wed 2021-06-09 22:35:19 CEST, end at Fri 2021-06-11 20:58:49 CEST. --
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK systemd[1]: Starting Network Manager...
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4162] NetworkMana
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4162] Read config
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4292] manager[0x5
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4293] monitoring
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4328] hostname: h
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4329] hostname: h
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4331] dns-mgr[0x5
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4341] rfkill1: fo
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4342] manager[0x5
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4343] manager[0x5
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK systemd[1]: Started Network Manager.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4589] init!
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4590] inter
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4590] inter
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4590] management
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] devices add
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] device adde
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] devices add
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] device adde
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] end _init.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] settings: l
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4595] settings: l
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4595] (536921216)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4595] (536921216)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4666] keyfile: ne
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-- Logs begin at Wed 2021-06-09 22:35:19 CEST, end at Fri 2021-06-11 20:58:49 CEST. --
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK systemd[1]: Starting Network Manager...
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4162] NetworkManager (version 1.10.6) is starting... (for the first time)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4162] Read config: /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf (lib: 10-dns-resolved.conf, 20-connectivity-zorin.conf,
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4292] manager[0x55581ffd1050]: monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4293] monitoring ifupdown state file '/run/network/ifstate'.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4328] hostname: hostname: using hostnamed
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4329] hostname: hostname changed from (none) to "arianit-UX410UAK"
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4331] dns-mgr[0x55581ffc3190]: init: dns=systemd-resolved, rc-manager=symlink, plugin=systemd-resolved
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4341] rfkill1: found WiFi radio killswitch (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.7/0000:02:00.0/ieee80211/phy0/rfk
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4342] manager[0x55581ffd1050]: rfkill: WiFi hardware radio set enabled
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4343] manager[0x55581ffd1050]: rfkill: WWAN hardware radio set enabled
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK systemd[1]: Started Network Manager.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4589] init!
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4590] interface-parser: parsing file /etc/network/interfaces
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4590] interface-parser: finished parsing file /etc/network/interfaces
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4590] management mode: unmanaged
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] devices added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.7/0000:02:00.0/net/wlp2s0, iface: wlp2s0)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] device added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.7/0000:02:00.0/net/wlp2s0, iface: wlp2s0): no ifupdown
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] devices added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo, iface: lo)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] device added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo, iface: lo): no ifupdown configuration found.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] end _init.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4594] settings: loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager maili
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4595] settings: loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2016 Red Hat, Inc. To report bugs please use the NetworkManager
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4595] (536921216) ... get_connections.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4595] (536921216) ... get_connections (managed=false): return empty list.
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4666] keyfile: new connection /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Albion Krasniqi (a75b136b-d73b-442e-9a92-c30ad
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4742] keyfile: new connection /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/cablelink_0697823 (7aa51cab-ab5f-40d7-bd21-2bc
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4745] get unmanaged devices count: 0
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4746] manager: rfkill: WiFi enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4747] manager: rfkill: WWAN enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4747] manager: Networking is enabled by state file
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.4748] dhcp-init: Using DHCP client 'dhclient'
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5046] Loaded device plugin: NMBondDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5046] Loaded device plugin: NMBridgeDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5046] Loaded device plugin: NMDummyDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5046] Loaded device plugin: NMEthernetDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMInfinibandDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMIPTunnelDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMMacsecDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMMacvlanDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMPppDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMTunDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMVethDeviceFactory (internal)
Jun 09 22:35:21 arianit-UX410UAK NetworkManager[1042]: [1623270921.5047] Loaded device plugin: NMVlanDeviceFactory (internal)
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and it got stuck here

You can use the Page Down keyboard key to view the next set of lines - continue bapping the key to reach the bottom.

this is the full result
https://drive.google.com/file/d/142aJ8eRCqd6T9fZXAaYb0qA0kWe1DV1Z/view?usp=sharing

sorry, I don't know at what to look at

Your wifi is intermittently dropping out and reconnecting:
[1623275249.6015] sup-iface[0x5558200ac0d0,wlp2s0]: connection disconnected (reason -3)

and that means? isn't that how wifi works? you have to explain me a bit more

I had a similar problem when I was using Mint.
But it was for NVidia graphics.
It looked like this
Imgur

My solution was purging this driver an re-instaling it. I wonder if you can do the same.

Sorry, I was still reading through the log. That item I pasted above (which is repeated in the log) is the only important thing of note.
What you are seeing are "warnings" rather than errors - but it means that your wifi is on the way out. Probably is not the hardware (though that remains possible) but likely the driver is slightly off.
It is very unlikely that the warning that Jockey is giving you (Additional Drivers) is a mistake. And you would shoot yourself in the foot to remove that warning.

What I suggest is reinstalling your wifi drivers.

EDIT: Also, what kernel are you currently on?

uname -a

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Ah, I did not know that Intel is supplying Linux divers for their Wifi module! A nice thing to know :slight_smile:

Hmm....
I've just noticed that
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
should be included in kernel 4.1+, no?

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arianit@arianit-UX410UAK:~$ uname -a
Linux arianit-UX410UAK 5.4.0-74-generic #83~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue May 11 16:01:00 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
arianit@arianit-UX410UAK:~$

and what do you mean with "your wifi is on the way out"? it's a bit strange because I have no problems at all with the wifi

What I mean is that it is having difficulty retaining a connection- some fault in the wifi is causing it to disconnect, then reconnect. Given time, with updates and changes, it will likely get worse until you cannot connect at all. It's a good thing you saw that warning in the Additional Drivers Tab before it got to that point.

It may seem like you are having no troubles - but it is within easy possibility that you have not noticed troubles, yet. For example the net drops while youa re reading a webpage, reconnects, then you open a new page or refresh your page and therefor, never noticed the affect of the drop.
This is actually not unusual. Everyone in my house two days ago were experiencing net outages and mine seemed fine. It turned out it was just lucky hits on my part- the entire net went down in the region for several hours soon after.

Your kernel version looks fine. Hmmm.

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ok, I understand. so all I have to do is to download the firmware for intel corporation wireless 8260 and copy the file into the folder as described in that website you sent me? is that all?

Given what I saw on that page- that sounds right- but I have never done it myself... I cannot make any guarantees.
Remember - I am a novice, not an expert. :wink:

if you are a novice, I wonder what I am! haha

You may also peruse here:

The purpose of this link is not to help you resolve your own Jockey Warning, but rather to give you an idea of how the Wifi Modules, Systemd and the kernel all tie together.

A fellow novice. I keep good company.

It helps to have a generous cache :wink:

I also have an Intel WiFi module 6205 in my Aspire :wink: running Zorin 15.3 - but I did not have to install anything extra to make it work. My kernel is also 5.4.

Neither have I... Maybe you are on the straighter track than I am...
Reinstalling the kernel?

Just confirmed. Yup, I am not using any extra driver. It must be included in the kernel.