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Re: Debian on Acer Aspire E15

On Mon, 9 Mar 2015, Eric S Fraga wrote:

> You may need to install firmware from the non-free Debian repository.  
> For instance, on my Dell laptop, I needed to install firmware-iwlwifi to 
> get the WiFi working.

I need to get the WiFi working (it's currently tethered, which sort of 
defeats the purpose), but I don't care about the trackpad because I prefer 
to use a mouse.

> What does 'lspci -v' show as output?


02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc Device 0642
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
	Memory at f0a00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
	Expansion ROM at f0e00000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/4 Maskable+ 64bit+
	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00

So it's an Atheros chip.

And "ifconfig -a":

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f8:a9:63:75:0d:eb  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::faa9:63ff:fe75:deb/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:136 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:47 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:8981 (8.7 KiB)  TX bytes:8836 (8.6 KiB)
          Interrupt:74 Base address:0xa000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:480 (480.0 B)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)

No wireless interface.

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