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Re: Debian 8.5 - ath10k - Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042 (rev 30)

* Benny Simonsen <benny-debian@slbs.dk> [160910 04:43]:
> Hi
> I am trying to get WIFI working on a Acer Aspier E 15 E5-575-30QD
> lspci shows the following with respect to WIFI:
> 02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042 (rev 30)
> verbose output - see in bottom of mail.
> I am not sure which Qualcomm device it is, what I can find on the net is
> that the above lspci string is mentioned together with QC9377 ... so I have
> tried that, but would like to know if it is the correct name.
> It is on a fresh installed Debian 8.5 with non-free drivers from here:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/8.5.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-8.5.0-amd64-kde-desktop+nonfree.iso
> After installation I have upgraded it and rebooted it (don't remember if
> there was a new kernel)
> I have cloned https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware.git into
> /lib/firmware/ath10k and copied the bin file that I think I should use to a
> new file without the part after .bin
> sudo git clone https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware.git
> /lib/firmware/ath10k
> sudo cp -p  /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware
> /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin_WLAN.TF.1.0-00267-1
> /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin
> Reboot - no wifi module detected
> Added a file: /etc/modprobe.d/ath10k_core.conf with the following line:
> options ath10k_core skip_otp=y
> Reboot - no wifi module detected
> Any hints?

This appears to be Debian bug 832925 (request to add that specific
firmware) on the firmware-atheros package.  Something else mentioned
that a 4.2 kernel does not support this board, but kernel version 4.4
does.  If you are not already running a 4.4 kernel, you might try


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