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Old 10-14-2014, 04:44 AM   #1
Rovaan
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Trying to enable Wi-Fi on new Linux Mint 17 installation


Dear Users,

I have recently installed Linux Mint 17 on my laptop and am currently trying to get the Wi-Fi to work.
The Qualcomm Atheros is not listed in the driver manager and I am unsure how to progress.

Code:
j@j-X550VB ~ $ lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: i915
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 118f
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev c4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 124d
	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
	Subsystem: AzureWave Device 1186
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
04:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5289 (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 202f
	Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
04:00.2 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0a)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 200f
	Kernel driver in use: r81694

j@j-X550VB ~ $ iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0     Failed to read scan data : Network is down
I would be very thankful for any help in this matter.

Kind Regards

Edit:

rfkill list brought the answer. Hard block was somehow on :P

Last edited by Rovaan; 10-14-2014 at 09:57 AM.
 
  


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