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[Bug 1484159] Re: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0042] is not supported
Updating linux-firmware to version 1.157.1 fixed the problem for me. As
it happens, I received a second-hand Acer Aspire E5-573 notebook earlier
today. While setting it up as a Ubuntu machine for a friend I noticed
the WLAN wasn't working in xenial. Searched around, found this bug
report, downloaded & installed the newly build .deb (which hadn't landed
in -proposed yet), rebooted, done! The timing couldn't have been better.
Thanks a lot!
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Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0042]
is not supported
Status in HWE Next:
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
Status in linux-firmware package in Ubuntu:
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
Status in linux-firmware source package in Xenial:
Status in linux source package in Yakkety:
Status in linux-firmware source package in Yakkety:
This card remains unsupported out-of-the-box by the ath10k_pci kernel
module. At this point, it looks like kvalo's ath10k-firmware repo just
needs to be pulled in.
HOW TO GET THIS CARD TO WORK:
I don't actually have this card, but AndyP was able to get this card
to work by following my instructions, so I've written them here in a
1) Use a kernel that supports this card
Support for this card is not present in kernel 4.2. However, it was
added at some point between then and kernel 4.4. If you're running
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or above, your kernel is fine; skip to the next step.
If you're running Ubuntu 15.10 or below, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds for info on installing a
newer kernel. Alternatively, you can use backports. This is a lot more
work, but if you really need to keep using an older kernel for some
reason, there are some guides to installing backports in the comments
2) Get the latest firmware from https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-
3) Unzip the downloaded file. Inside the ath10k-firmware-master folder
is a folder named QCA9377. Copy the QCA9377 folder to
sudo cp -r ath10k-firmware-master/QCA9377/ /lib/firmware/ath10k/
4) Run the following commands to rename the necessary firmware file:
sudo mv firmware-5.bin_WLAN.TF.1.0-00267-1 firmware-5.bin
5) Reboot your computer. Run "lshw -C network" to see if your card is
recognized. You can delete the files you downloaded earlier:
rm -r ath10k-firmware-master/
Please tell me if these instructions are working for you.
The original bug description follows.
Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30) is not supported by linux kernal. Please add support.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic 3.13.0-61.100
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-61.100-generic 3.13.11-ckt22
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-61-generic i686
USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/snd/controlC0: ubuntu14 1658 F.... pulseaudio
/dev/snd/controlC1: ubuntu14 1658 F.... pulseaudio
Date: Wed Aug 12 20:31:24 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-11 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140722.2)
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
MachineType: Acer Aspire E5-573
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-61-generic root=UUID=72a8a100-d5ec-4e9d-8bc5-45695001a29c ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.vendor: Insyde Corp.
dmi.board.asset.tag: Type2 - Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.version: Type2 - A01 Board Version
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacturer
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.product.name: Aspire E5-573
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