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How do I get firmware files for the ath10k driver?

asked 2015-06-24 08:15:06 -0500

MonikerBandit gravatar image

I am trying to get WiFi working on a new Fedora 22 install. My system has the Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac adapter (A.K.A. Killer n1525). After some research I found that the ath10k driver needs firmware files that aren't included. I'm baffled as to why this is, but that's beside the point.

My dmesg output seems consistent with this info, as seen below.

ath10k_pci 000:01:00.0: could not fetch board data (-2)
ath10k_pci 000:01:00.0: could not fetch firmware files (-2)
ath10k_pci 000:01:00.0: could not probe fw (-2)

Now for my question:

How do I obtain and load the firmware files for the ath10k driver?

Running Fedora 22 w/ kernel 4.0.5 (updated last night).


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Did you install

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-06-24 10:00:25 -0500 )edit

I did not but will try that now. I was planning to do so anyway to get Steam installed. It never occurred to me that my patched WiFi drivers might be included as well.

Update: No joy with rpmfusion. No updates available for ath10k.

MonikerBandit gravatar imageMonikerBandit ( 2015-06-24 12:35:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-02-16 17:43:34 -0500

I just installed the latest firmware from github on my Samsung Ativ 9 2k and it's working.

  • create /usr/lib/firmware/ath10k if it does not exist
  • cd /usr/src
  • git clone
  • cd ath10k-firmware
  • cp * /usr/lib/firmware/ath10k/
  • cd /usr/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6174/hw2.1
  • cp firmware-5.bin_SW_RM.1.1.1-00157-QCARMSWPZ-1 firmware-5.bin
  • Reboot.
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worked for me, but I had to update the hw3.0/firmware-6.bin

Jens Timmerman gravatar imageJens Timmerman ( 2018-08-22 04:37:04 -0500 )edit

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