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Re: Wireless driver

On 27.12.2018 14:05, john doe wrote:

I'm trying to get (1) to work on Debian Stretch.

>From what I understand, only "qca9982" v1 is supported on Debian,
however, (3) supports qca9882 v2.
That brings me to some questions:

- Am I on the right track by trying to build the firmware using
backports from (3)?
- Can I build the firmware in an VM an move that firmware to that
wireless box?

In other words, what should I do to get qca9882 v2 to work on Debian

Any help is appriciated.

1)  https://www.compex.com.sg/product/wle600vx/
2)  https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-atheros
3)  https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/ath10k

According to specifications from Compex, WLE600VX utilizes Qualcomm-Atheros QCA9882 chip.
I think it is a good idea to try packages from "stretch-backports" first [1] [2], because it looks like WLE600VX was produced a few years ago and should have already have support in linux kernel.
So I highly doubt this NIC model requires latest Qualcomm firmware update, that was pushed into kernel.org source repository 9 days ago.

[1] $ rmadison -s stable,stretch-backports firmware-atheros
firmware-atheros | 20161130-4             | stable/non-free            | all
firmware-atheros | 20180825+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 | stretch-backports/non-free | all

[2] $ rmadison -s stable,stretch-backports linux-image-amd64
linux-image-amd64 | 4.9+80+deb9u6   | stable            | amd64
linux-image-amd64 | 4.18+100~bpo9+1 | stretch-backports | amd64

With kindest regards, Alexander.

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