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Re: Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Arch Linux recognize my Acer Aspire S wifi, debian does not

On 15/03/17 20:01, Tim Ye wrote:

On 2017-03-15 07:57+0200, Johann Spies wrote:
On 15 March 2017 at 06:57, Dean Valentine <deanvalentine@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have installed three operating systems on this computer: Linux Mint,
Ubuntu, and Arch Linux. None of them had any problems detecting and using
my "Network Manager: Qualcomm Atheros 003e", and it shows up on lspci, but
when the Debian graphic installer attempts to do this, it fails and tells
me "No Ethernet Card" detected. I've attempted to use the ISO you've
provided for me with propryetary firmware bundled into it here:
https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.7.1/amd64/iso-cd/, but that
couldn't find it either. It's unusual because I see (or at least I think I
see) my drivers listed, and when i select them manually

What's going on? How do I get this to work? Obviously there are linux
drivers out there for Debian to use with my machine, they're just not in
Debian's isos for some reason.

Thank you for your time. I love your work.

There is a package "firmware-atheros" .
You may want to add 'non-free' in your 'source.list' file.  My
'/etc/apt/sources.list' looks like this:

     deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie main non-free
     deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie main non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main non-free
     deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main non-free
# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
     deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie-updates main non-free
     deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie-updates main non-free



Yes - the above line would do it.

once you alter your sources.list do:

apt-get update
apt-get install firmware-atheros

We hope that should solve your issue and you should be able to continue enjoying Debian.

If I were you i would install it.  Maybe that will solve your problem.


Because experiencing your loyal love is better than life itself,
my lips will praise you.  (Psalm 63:3)

- Tim