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    Phoronix: Networking Updates For Linux 4.8, QCA9888 Added To ath10k

    David Miller submitted the networking subsystem updates last week for the Linux 4.8 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...king-Linux-4.8

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    Whenever networking is updated, I'm always excited to read about it even though I never know what any of it means.

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    • #3
      I sat next to one of the guys working on XDGP

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Palu Macil View Post
        Whenever networking is updated, I'm always excited to read about it even though I never know what any of it means.
        athk10 is the driver + firmware blobs for Qualcomm-Atheros wifi ac cards and routers. They added support for a new chip of theirs, called QCA9888.

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          Does anyone know about QCA9377? Or just how to know whether or not QCA9377 has been added to kernel 4.8? (Note that it might've been added even before. Last time I checked was with Ubuntu 16.04, so kernel 4.4 if I remember correctly).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wdb974 View Post
            Does anyone know about QCA9377? Or just how to know whether or not QCA9377 has been added to kernel 4.8? (Note that it might've been added even before. Last time I checked was with Ubuntu 16.04, so kernel 4.4 if I remember correctly).
            partial from kernel 4.4 or 4.5
            https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/ke...1aacb4a79c9614
            now has also support for hw version 1.0 https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware

            here more info on when the hw versions came out. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2300861
            Last edited by starshipeleven; 08-01-2016, 02:07 PM.

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              Does anyone know a desktop PCI card that uses the athk10 driver? They all seem to be router products...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by r1348 View Post
                Does anyone know a desktop PCI card that uses the athk10 driver? They all seem to be router products...
                Not exactly, but my Acer laptop (Aspire VN7-572G) has a QCA6174 which is on some kind of swappable card (it isn't MiniPCI-E; not sure what it is)

                If I recall correctly, an old TP-Link card I had had some kind of Atheros chipset.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                  partial from kernel 4.4 or 4.5
                  https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/ke...1aacb4a79c9614
                  now has also support for hw version 1.0 https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware

                  here more info on when the hw versions came out. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2300861
                  I'm asking 'cause I've been installing it manually since Ubuntu 15.04. I thought maybe 16.04 would work from the get go, but no dice. Perhaps 16.04.1 will...

                  (Note that I don't have access to this hardware anymore, so I can't test myself.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wdb974 View Post

                    I'm asking 'cause I've been installing it manually since Ubuntu 15.04. I thought maybe 16.04 would work from the get go, but no dice. Perhaps 16.04.1 will...

                    (Note that I don't have access to this hardware anymore, so I can't test myself.)
                    Not sure if the same issue is going on, but with my QCA6174, I had to update linux-firmware to 1.158 I think (whatever version 16.10 is using) for it to work.

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