Re: Wireless driver
- Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:58:26 +0500
- From: "Alexander V. Makartsev" <avbetev@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Wireless driver
On 28.12.2018 12:32, john doe wrote:
I think "qca9882 v2" doesn't exist. What made you think there are different versions of qca9882 chipsets?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  , 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.  $ 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 | allThank 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
Support for qca9882 chipset was added to kernel 2 years ago and gets updated when new firmware version is available. 
This page from kernel.org wiki lists your NIC as supported , which means firmware file is available in repository.
At this moment "firmware-atheros" package from "stretch/non-free" repo contains firmware for qca9882 chipset, version 10.2.4.70.54 (ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/firmware-5.bin) which should provide support for WLE600VX NIC.
Try to get some information from kernel logs to see if ath10k module loads at all.
# dmesg | grep ath10k
This guide should be helpful to debug more , especially these commands should output more debug information into kernel logs:
# modprobe -r ath10k_core
# modprobe ath10k_core debug_mask=0x00000432
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- Re: Wireless driver
- From: john doe
- Re: Wireless driver