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Old 07-28-2015, 02:03 PM   #46
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I think I will roll back to kernel 3.x.x, and see if I can get my ethernet connection back.
If the previous kernel that you were running was working the ethernet connection for you I'd try that too.

When I was running Linux Mint under kernel 3.13 my wifi worked great.
 
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:12 AM   #47
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Hey Ztoracat, ardvark71
I have wireless now! I did a clean reinstall from live usb, and recompiled kernel with ath10k module. I am not sure what I've done differently this time.
Thanks for all the help
 
Old 07-31-2015, 08:14 AM   #48
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Congratulations! For being new to Linux, you have a very good grasp of it. Recompiling a kernel is something few new users do right off the bat.

PS If your problem is solved, you can mark it as solved.

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Old 07-31-2015, 05:13 PM   #49
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Hey Ztoracat, ardvark71
I have wireless now! I did a clean reinstall from live usb, and recompiled kernel with ath10k module. I am not sure what I've done differently this time.
Thanks for all the help
Well that's great news!
Amazing what a fresh installation and a recompile of the kernel will do:-

Was recompiling a difficult task?
 
Old 07-31-2015, 07:46 PM   #50
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Hey Ztoracat, ardvark71
I have wireless now! I did a clean reinstall from live usb, and recompiled kernel with ath10k module. I am not sure what I've done differently this time.
Thanks for all the help
Awesome, great job! How exactly did you do it and where did you get the firmware and drivers?

Regards....
 
Old 08-09-2015, 04:09 AM   #51
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Just came back from a vacation trip
I really didn't do anything special, just following instructions from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...4/comments/150, which had links for firmware and drivers. Not really sure why it didn't work the first time around! Everything works like a charm after reinstall.
 
Old 08-09-2015, 09:44 AM   #52
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Just came back from a vacation trip
I really didn't do anything special, just following instructions from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...4/comments/150, which had links for firmware and drivers. Not really sure why it didn't work the first time around! Everything works like a charm after reinstall.
Excellent, thank you for sharing that.

Regards...
 
Old 01-08-2016, 01:25 PM   #53
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I think I have this problem. I'm a new linux user hoping to dump Windows. I built a new PC around the Asus Z1701 Pro Gaming motherboard and installed Mint 17.3. The install seems to have worked but Mint doesn't see the motherboard's Qualcom Atheros ath10k wifi chip.

Is the bottom line from this discussion to just follow the instructions at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s.../comments/150?

Does it matter that I'm using Mint rather than Ubuntu (which looks like another version of Linux?)?

Step 1 says download board.bin and put it in /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1/ folder (create the folder if it doesnt exist). QCA6174 doesn't exist and I don't see how to create it. The (right click) "create new folder" option is grayed out. I saw somewhere that I have to be logged in as root. When I "log in as other user" and enter "root" it asks for a password. I have no idea what that would be. It won't accept <enter>.

Step 5 has me replace X with the number of cores. Is there a way to ask the system how many cores it has? My CPU is an i5-6600K so I think that means the answer is 4.

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:29 AM   #54
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I think I have this problem. I'm a new linux user hoping to dump Windows. I built a new PC around the Asus Z1701 Pro Gaming motherboard and installed Mint 17.3. The install seems to have worked but Mint doesn't see the motherboard's Qualcom Atheros ath10k wifi chip.

Is the bottom line from this discussion to just follow the instructions at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s.../comments/150?

Does it matter that I'm using Mint rather than Ubuntu (which looks like another version of Linux?)?

Step 1 says download board.bin and put it in /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1/ folder (create the folder if it doesnt exist). QCA6174 doesn't exist and I don't see how to create it. The (right click) "create new folder" option is grayed out. I saw somewhere that I have to be logged in as root. When I "log in as other user" and enter "root" it asks for a password. I have no idea what that would be. It won't accept <enter>.

Step 5 has me replace X with the number of cores. Is there a way to ask the system how many cores it has? My CPU is an i5-6600K so I think that means the answer is 4.
-::-It would be best to start a thread of your own so it will get the help and attention you need.
 
Old 01-09-2016, 12:34 AM   #55
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Thanks. I did that and would have deleted my post here if I could have figured out how to do that.
 
Old 01-09-2016, 12:52 AM   #56
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Thanks. I did that and would have deleted my post here if I could have figured out how to do that.
You're Welcome.

If need be you can write to a Moderator for this post to be removed.
Post the link to your new post so we can help you.-
 
Old 01-09-2016, 02:41 AM   #57
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Post the link to your new post so we can help you.-
Hi Ztcoracat...

I think it's here.

Regards...
 
Old 01-09-2016, 02:46 AM   #58
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Hi Ztcoracat...

I think it's here.

Regards...
Thanks for the link ardvark-
 
Old 01-09-2016, 02:48 AM   #59
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