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Re: Debian on Acer Aspire E15

Admittedly I'm running Debian 7 (wheezy), but the here's the result of searching for firmware-atheros:

apt-cache policy firmware-atheros
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.36+wheezy.1
  Version table:
     0.36+wheezy.1 0
        990 http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ wheezy/non-free amd64 Packages

It seems to be a valid package, but not that it's non-free.  You must have a line in /etc/apt/sources.list that includes non-free such as the following:

deb http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

non-free is the important part.  The actual mirror you use doesn't really matter.

   - Ross

From: Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org>
To: Debian Laptop Users <debian-laptop@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2015 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: Debian on Acer Aspire E15

On Mon, 9 Mar 2015, Bob Proulx wrote:

> > 02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9565
> > Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) ... So it's an Atheros chip.
> Try installing the firmware-atheros package.
>  # apt-get install firmware-atheros

root@debbie:/home/dave# apt-get install firmware-atheros
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package firmware-atheros

Sorry to come across as dense, but Linux in general and Debian in
particular is new to me (but I have 40 years of Unix under my belt).

And yes, I have Internet connectivity :-)

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