[SOLVED] Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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http://packages.ubuntu.com/yakkety/all/ ... e/download
Select a mirror site and download the package, transfer it to Linux Mint, and see if it will install with a double click using gdebi

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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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JeremyB wrote:http://packages.ubuntu.com/yakkety/all/ ... e/download
Select a mirror site and download the package, transfer it to Linux Mint, and see if it will install with a double click using gdebi

Nope. Same message as before: Error: no longer provides linux-firmware.
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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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Some other things I've tried. One was suggested earlier in this forum topic:

Research from https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Easy Linux Tips project: How to solve internet connection problems


Check to see if the bluetooth is getting in the way of wifi.
I disabled Bluetooth and restarted. Not an issue.


dave@Gimli ~ $ iwconfig
wlp1s0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on

lo no wireless extensions.

dave@Gimli ~ $ rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
3: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

Seems like it’s not blocked?? Tried to use FN-3 which turns wifi on/off on this Acer Aspire 14

Continuing from https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... t/internet Suggestion 1.7...[quote]A certain kernel module, called acer_wmi, causes problems on some laptops. Because it has been loaded when it shouldn't have been, or because it has not been loaded and it should have been. [unquote]

dave@Gimli ~ $ lsmod | grep acer_wmi
acer_wmi 20480 0
sparse_keymap 16384 2 toshiba_wmi,acer_wmi
wmi 20480 2 toshiba_wmi,acer_wmi
video 40960 2 i915_bpo,acer_wmi
dave@Gimli ~ $

Not sure if these tests are relevant to you, but here they are all the same...

dave
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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/gwgxs21n48k84 ... ar.gz?dl=0 These files are from a newer linux-firmware package. I suspect an issue with the board.bin file you have with all the -11 errors from dmesg
Copy it to the Linux Mint desktop. Then in terminal

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sudo cp ath10k.tar.gz /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0
cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0
sudo mv board.bin board.bak
sudo mv board-2.bin board-2.bak
sudo mv firmware-4.bin firmware-4.bak
sudo tar -zxvf ath10k.tar.gz
Reboot

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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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JeremyB wrote:Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/gwgxs21n48k84 ... ar.gz?dl=0 These files are from a newer linux-firmware package. I suspect an issue with the board.bin file you have with all the -11 errors from dmesg
Copy it to the Linux Mint desktop. Then in terminal

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sudo cp ath10k.tar.gz /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0
cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0
sudo mv board.bin board.bak
sudo mv board-2.bin board-2.bak
sudo mv firmware-4.bin firmware-4.bak
sudo tar -zxvf ath10k.tar.gz
Reboot
>tar.gz file is downloaded and on Mint Desktop.
Copy/pasted the entire text above at once. Terminal only accepted the first line and asked for my password.
Got this error message:


dave@Gimli ~ $ sudo cp ath10k.tar.gz /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0
[sudo] password for dave:
cp: cannot stat 'ath10k.tar.gz': No such file or directory
dave@Gimli ~ $
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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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Must have been in a hurry

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cd Desktop
Then run the other commands

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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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JeremyB wrote:Must have been in a hurry

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cd Desktop
Then run the other commands
Tried again. Got through the cd desktop command, copied the file to the /lib et all file and the board.bak command, but got stalled at:

sudo mv board-2.bin board-2.bak
mv: cannot stat 'board-2.bin': No such file or directory

Checked that directory. The following files are there.

ath10k.tar.gz board.bak firmware-4.bin and a textfile called notice_ath10K_firmware-4.txt which reads like a software agreement from atheros.

Don't see board-2.bak at present.

Since the first couple didn't work all at once, I've been running each command separately. Am I doing that corretly?


Just in case, thought I'd add this info at the end...
Did a search in the txt file for anything about Linux… Found this and about ten sections just like it so it’s probably not relavant. However, #2 below might be.

1)
p4://qctp411.qualcomm.com/components/rel/wlanfw_mac_core.cnss/1.0/include/cil.h

/* ==========================================================================
* $File: //components/rel/wlanfw.cnss/1.0.1/cnss_proc/wlan/fw/target/include/dev.h $
* $Revision: #3 $
* $Date: 2013/08/06 $
* $Change: 2161544 $
*
* Synopsys SS USB3 Linux Software Driver and documentation (hereinafter,
* "Software") is an Unsupported proprietary work of Synopsys, Inc. unless
* otherwise expressly agreed to in writing between Synopsys and you.
*
* The Software IS NOT an item of Licensed Software or Licensed Product under
* any End User Software License Agreement or Agreement for Licensed Product
* with Synopsys or any supplement thereto. You are permitted to use and
* redistribute this Software in source and binary forms, with or without
* modification, provided that redistributions of source code must retain this
* notice. You may not view, use, disclose, copy or distribute this file or
* any information contained herein except pursuant to this license grant from
* Synopsys. If you do not agree with this notice, including the disclaimer
* below, then you are not authorized to use the Software.
*
* THIS SOFTWARE IS BEING DISTRIBUTED BY SYNOPSYS SOLELY ON AN "AS IS" BASIS
* AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
* IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
* ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL SYNOPSYS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
* INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
* (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
* SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
* CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
* LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
* OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
* DAMAGE.


And this 2)
* The Peripheral Controller Driver for Linux will implement the Gadget API,
* so that the existing Gadget drivers can be used. (Gadget Driver is the
* Linux terminology for a Function Driver.)
*
* The Linux Gadget API is defined in the header file
* <code><linux/usb/gadget.h></code>. The USB EP operations API is defined
* in the structure <code>usb_ep_ops</code> and the USB Controller API is
* defined in the structure <code>usb_gadget_ops</code>.
*
* An important function of the PCD is managing interrupts generated by the
* DWC_usb3 controller. The implementation of the DWC_usb3 device mode
* interrupt service routines is in pcd_intr.c.
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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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Not having the board-2.bin isn't an issue. You should just have to extract the .tar.gz file and reboot

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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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JeremyB wrote:Not having the board-2.bin isn't an issue. You should just have to extract the .tar.gz file and reboot

SUCCESS!


Thank you so much.
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Re: Driver manager can't find the device driver for the WIFI networking adapter

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See if you can edit the first post in the thread to add [SOLVED]
I have been working on these cards for a year now and some of them are still difficult

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