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Old 01-08-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 17.3 does see Asus Z1701 Qualcom Atheros ath10k wifi


I think I have the same problem as http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...303/page4.html . 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 the link above 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, but 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.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 02:11 PM   #2
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Ok, so here are the steps you want to take to make the folder.

Step 1: Go to the ath10k directory as you did before.
Step 2: Bring up the right-click menu and choose Open Terminal.
Step 3: In the terminal type the following...
Code:
sudo mkdir QCA6174
It will ask you for your regular password. Type it in and press enter.
Step 4: Now type...
Code:
cd /QCA6174
and press enter. That will take you in to that folder.
Step 5: Now type...
Code:
sudo mkdir hw2.1
and press enter.

That should create your folder structure.

Last edited by Samurai_Penquin; 01-08-2016 at 02:13 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 02:15 PM   #3
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Thanks. Worked as advertised. I'm now on step 5. The make has asked dozens of questions so far. I'm always selecting the capitalized option, which I assume is the default. Do you have any idea how many of these questions there are (hopefully not hundreds)? Is there a way to just say use current values or use defaults (if that's OK)?

Compilation (synonymous with "make"?) ended with:

scripts/sign-file.c:23:30: fatal error: openssl/opensslv.h: No such file or directory
#include <openssl/opensslv.h>
^
compilation terminated.
make[1]: *** [scripts/sign-file] Error 1
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
HOSTLD scripts/mod/modpost
make: *** [scripts] Error 2

I tried to install a package call openssl from http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/openssl and got a message that openssl is already installed.


Strep 6 says to put "options ath10k_core skip_otp=y" into the ath10k.conf file. Is this just right-click and open (to edit)?

Last edited by tysonr; 01-08-2016 at 02:39 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 03:42 PM   #4
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I'm having trouble pulling up that link you posted. Can you double check it and re-post the link? I want to see if I can reproduce what you are going through.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 04:14 PM   #5
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the link with the instructions is: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...4/comments/150

text: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1383184/comments/150

Last edited by tysonr; 01-08-2016 at 04:15 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 05:08 PM   #6
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Okay, we need to install a package that should contain the file that is missing.

Open up a terminal and type...
Code:
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
Then try Step 5 again. Let's see if that solves the compile issue.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 05:51 PM   #7
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Woo hoo! Thanks so much! ... but then (last past of step 5)

papi@PAPI ~/ath-master $ sudo make modules_install install
INSTALL arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko
cp: cannot stat arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko: No such file or directory
At main.c:255:
- SSL error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or directory: bss_file.c:169
- SSL error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file: bss_file.c:172
sign-file: /lib/modules/4.4.0-rc6-wt-ath/kernel/arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko] Error 1
make: *** [_modinst_] Error 2
 
Old 01-09-2016, 12:13 AM   #8
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That is odd. I ran through the steps and it finds the file.

Open file browser and go to the directory location ath-master/arch/x86/crypto and be sure the file aes-x86_64.ko exists.

You can see it in my folder per the image below...

https://imgur.com/BQLxzwX

Last edited by Samurai_Penquin; 01-09-2016 at 12:18 AM.
 
Old 01-09-2016, 02:59 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by tysonr View Post
Woo hoo! Thanks so much! ... but then (last past of step 5)

papi@PAPI ~/ath-master $ sudo make modules_install install
INSTALL arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko
cp: cannot stat arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko: No such file or directory
At main.c:255:
- SSL error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or directory: bss_file.c:169
- SSL error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file: bss_file.c:172
sign-file: /lib/modules/4.4.0-rc6-wt-ath/kernel/arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko] Error 1
make: *** [_modinst_] Error 2
Don't run make as root.
The only time you want to operate as root when compiling software is when it's time to run "make install"

Quote:
cp: cannot stat arch/x86/crypto/aes-x86_64.ko: No such file or directory
The file is either not there or your not in the right directory.

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 01-09-2016 at 03:03 AM.
 
Old 01-09-2016, 03:01 AM   #10
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Samurai_Penquin:

Your dedication shows and your doing very well.-
 
Old 01-09-2016, 10:32 AM   #11
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Ztcoracat:
Thank you for your generous words.

tysonr:
Any success?
 
Old 01-09-2016, 10:39 AM   #12
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Ztcoracat:
Thank you for your generous words.

tysonr:
Any success?
You're Welcome-
 
Old 01-09-2016, 11:50 AM   #13
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I have aes-x86_64.o but not .ko
 
Old 01-09-2016, 11:55 AM   #14
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I would start with a fresh download of that zip file for the kernel. As soon as you unzip it, check and be sure the file is there. Something is amiss.
 
Old 01-09-2016, 03:13 PM   #15
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The only file in arch/x86/crypto (from the zip file) that starts with aes-x86 is aes-x86_64-asm_64.S
 
  


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