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Re: Wireless driver




On 12/28/2018 8:32 AM, john doe wrote:
> On 12/27/2018 12:24 PM, Alexander V. Makartsev wrote:
>> On 27.12.2018 14:05, john doe wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> 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
>>> Stretch?
>>>
>>> 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 QCA*98*82 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
>>
> 
> Thank you, the last time I tryed didn't have much luck.
> If I understand correctly, (1) does list the qca9882 v1 but not qca9882 v2?
> 
> 1)  https://packages.debian.org/stretch-backports/firmware-atheros
> 

Ok -- I'm currently testing the fw from (1).

In the log I get:

$ journalctl -x -o cat | awk '/ath10k/ && /[Ee]rror/'
ath10k_pci 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for
ath10k/pre-cal-pci-0000:04:00.0.bin failed with error -2
ath10k_pci 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for
ath10k/cal-pci-0000:04:00.0.bin failed with error -2
ath10k_pci 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for
ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/board-2.bin failed with error -2

Can anyone tell me what the first two firmwares are for and where I can
find them?
Should I care about the missing board-2.bin?

Thanks for any help.


1)  https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware

-- 
John Doe