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Wlan card problems

Postby Augiz » 2018-08-29 16:22

Hello, I know this was discussed before, but none of the other solutions I found worked.
To begin with I have qca9377 wlan card which need ath10k drivers and firmware.
When trying to install debian 9 (non-free) it doesn't detect the card and on the list of drivers to select there is no ath10k. There is ath10k_core and ath10k_lib which returns me back once selected.

I tried loading firmware from usb https://packages.debian.org/sid/firmware-atheros from here during installation and after install.
Edited sources and apt-get upgrade && apt-get install firmware-atheros yields nothing, even with usb pen connected.

To clarify notebook has no ethernet port and I dont have adapter as well, so I need solution by loading driver from usb.
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Re: Wlan card problems

Postby bw123 » 2018-08-29 17:08

If you download the firmware-atheros.deb, and can see it, try to install it as root with apt.

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$ ls /media/storage/*.deb
$ apt -s install /media/storage/firmware-amd-graphics_20170823-1~bpo9+1_all.deb 
NOTE: This is only a simulation!
      apt needs root privileges for real execution.
      Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated,
      so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation!
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Inst firmware-amd-graphics (20170823-1~bpo9+1 local-deb [all])
Conf firmware-amd-graphics (20170823-1~bpo9+1 local-deb [all])
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Re: Wlan card problems

Postby debiman » 2018-08-29 17:49

Augiz wrote:To begin with I have qca9377 wlan card which need ath10k drivers and firmware.

assuming this is correct, all you need to do is to find the packages providing this and all their dependencies if they aren't already installed.
and you need to install the dependencies first, starting with the last one.
fro installation you can use dpkg (command line) or gdebi.
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Re: Wlan card problems

Postby stevepusser » 2018-08-29 18:36

You also might want to check if the driver recognizes its PCI ID. Run lspci to get it, then as sysadmin, run

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modinfo ath10k_pci

The various PCI IDs are in the alias section. Though they appear in a different format, it's not difficult to match them up.
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