FYI: Getting wifi to work on Lenovo E585 Ryzen laptop

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FYI: Getting wifi to work on Lenovo E585 Ryzen laptop

Postby Laurel » 2018-10-08 07:14

Hi all, in case anyone is having difficulties getting their wifi to work on this laptop, here's how I solved the problem. Thanks again to stevepusser and bw123 for helping me out with my HDMI/Vega issues, which I then applied to this problem.

First off update hardware ID database:
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update-pciids
update-usbids


Run lspci. Find out the name/model of the wireless device:
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04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 31)


Google Debian firmware for the model number. The specific device is listed here:
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-atheros

Download the firmware, dpkg -i it.

Reboot and enjoy :)
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Re: FYI: Getting wifi to work on Lenovo E585 Ryzen laptop

Postby pylkko » 2018-10-11 18:32

better yet, install the package with a package manager (like apt or synaptic or gnome software).
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Re: FYI: Getting wifi to work on Lenovo E585 Ryzen laptop

Postby stevepusser » 2018-10-11 19:15

Updating the hardware ID database will only work if you already have a Net connection, so if your only hope for that is to get the wi-fi working, Catch-22. But it's only to hopefully make the output better for recent devices, and can be skipped.
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