lost wifi... again!

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Finrod
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lost wifi... again!

Post by Finrod » Mon Feb 11, 2019 20:06

hi!
as detailed in this long thread:
viewtopic.php?f=86&t=35026&start=40
my latptop had quite an issue with wifi.
It was finally solved when Fitzcarraldo suggested me this command:

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mv /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin /home/finrod/
And since then it worked, until yesterday i updated my system... then when I booted again this morning wifi was gone, it came back after running the same command, but still... will it happen every single time I update the system? No way to have it fixed?

thanks!

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Re: lost wifi... again!

Post by sabayonino » Mon Feb 11, 2019 20:48

You're installing an external driver/firmware from sabayon kernel

You must replay all steps at every kernel update/upgrade. (and linux-firmware in your case ,'cause /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin is in)

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$ equo q belongs /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin -qv
sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20181218

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Re: lost wifi... again!

Post by Finrod » Mon Feb 11, 2019 22:26

sabayonino wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 20:48
You're installing an external driver/firmware from sabayon kernel

You must replay all steps at every kernel update/upgrade. (and linux-firmware in your case ,'cause /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin is in)

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$ equo q belongs /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin -qv
sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20181218
denghiu, domattina ci provo :-)

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Re: lost wifi... again!

Post by Finrod » Thu Feb 14, 2019 20:06

sabayonino wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 20:48
You're installing an external driver/firmware from sabayon kernel

You must replay all steps at every kernel update/upgrade. (and linux-firmware in your case ,'cause /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin is in)

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$ equo q belongs /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin -qv
sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20181218
ok, in practice this means that to be safe I'll just update/upgrade when I'm at home and I can connect with an Ethernet cable in case I make something wrong ;-)
At least a newer kernel will come out that will both work on my machine and keeps the wifi connection...

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Re: lost wifi... again!

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 18:01

Finrod wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 20:06
hi!
as detailed in this long thread:
viewtopic.php?f=86&t=35026&start=40
my latptop had quite an issue with wifi.
It was finally solved when Fitzcarraldo suggested me this command:

Code: Select all

mv /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-6.bin /home/finrod/
And since then it worked, until yesterday i updated my system... then when I booted again this morning wifi was gone, it came back after running the same command, but still... will it happen every single time I update the system? No way to have it fixed?

thanks!
You could run the command automatically at boot. See the following How-To: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-automati ... temd-linux

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Re: lost wifi... again!

Post by Finrod » Sat Feb 16, 2019 15:25

Fitzcarraldo wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 18:01
You could run the command automatically at boot. See the following How-To: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-automati ... temd-linux
thanks, I'll definitely study your link :-)

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