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I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. I tried the accepted answer to this question, however my attempts to reproduce the results are unsuccessful. Repeated trips to the well to get newer versions of the software won't compile correctly with repeated implicit declarations of functions like setup_timer() and config_enable(). Is there some switch (or option) that needs to be set for a successful compile?

uname -a returns:

4.15.0-42-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov15 . . .

Located /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0 on the machine (suggested by Jan2016 post--wireless not working on Acer Aspire E 15).

After I get that behind me, I want to use the Linksys USB wireless adapter, WUSB6100M with Qualcomm QCA9377 chipset, to provide internet access to my second computer (Dell OptiPlex-755, 32-bit machine). The drivers provided by Linksys only support recent Windows operating systems.

The results of lsusb

$ lsusb  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 1bcf:0007 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13b1:0042 Linksys 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1a2c:0e24 China Resource Semico Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

The plugin USB adapter is at ID 13b1:0042.

$ dmesg |grep ath  
[  176.424811] usb 1-4: WARNING: ath10k USB support is incomplete, don't expect anything to work!
[  176.424852] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath10k_usb
[  176.565542] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/pre-cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2
[  176.565572] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2
[  176.587778] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-6.bin failed with error -2
[  176.587808] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-5.bin failed with error -2
[  176.587830] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-4.bin failed with error -2
[  176.587852] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-3.bin failed with error -2
[  176.587874] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-2.bin failed with error -2
[  176.587879] usb 1-4: Failed to find firmware-N.bin (N between 2 and 6) from ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0: -2

I did suggested firmware update. dmesg |grep ath returned:

[  139.925263] usb 1-4: WARNING: ath10k USB support is incomplete, don't expect anything to work!
[  139.925310] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath10k_usb
[  140.073492] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/pre-cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2
[  140.073521] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2
[  140.095716] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-6.bin failed with error -2
[  140.155758] usb 1-4: failed to fetch board data for bus=usb,vendor=13b1,device=0042,subsystem-vendor=0000,subsystem-device=0000 from ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/board-2.bin

I added additional file (board-2.bin), rebooted and executed commands ls and dmesg |grep ath Files pre-cal-usb-1-4.bin, cal-usb-1-4.bin, and firmware-usb-6.bin never unpacked (i.e. not found) in extract directory.

/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0$ ls

board-2.bin  firmware-5.bin      notice_ath10k_firmware-5.txt
board.bin    firmware-usb-5.bin

/lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0$ dmesg |grep ath

[  186.698686] usb 1-4: WARNING: ath10k USB support is incomplete, don't expect anything to work!
[  186.698739] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath10k_usb
[  186.711510] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/pre-cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2
[  186.711551] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2`[  186.733726] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-6.bin failed with error -2
[  186.793152] usb 1-4: failed to fetch board data for bus=usb,vendor=13b1,device=0042,subsystem-vendor=0000,subsystem-device=0000 from ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/board-2.bin

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After file move and adding link, dmesg |grep ath returns:

[ 27.018040] usb 1-4: WARNING: ath10k USB support is incomplete, don't expect anything to work!

[ 27.018087] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath10k_usb

[ 27.066345] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/pre-cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2

[ 27.066375] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/cal-usb-1-4.bin failed with error -2

[ 27.088567] usb 1-4: Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-usb-6.bin failed with error -2

[ 27.164838] usb 1-4: failed to fetch board data for bus=usb,vendor=13b1,device=0042,subsystem-vendor=0000,subsystem-device=0000 from ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/board-2.bin

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  • First of all, the accepted answer is old old old. Second, it is the driver for the PCI version of the device; yours is the USB version and it uses a different driver. Please edit your question to add the result of the terminal command: lsusb. Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. – chili555 Dec 13 '18 at 15:12
  • It's my first post. I'm aware of the age, but needed to start somewhere. To your request see below. – ehrenberdg Dec 14 '18 at 2:04
  • however, cut/paste is too long for comment box. Editing original post. – ehrenberdg Dec 14 '18 at 2:18
  • May we also see: dmesg | grep ath We suspect that you may need firmware. – chili555 Dec 14 '18 at 2:40
  • adding dmesg to post – ehrenberdg Dec 14 '18 at 18:39
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Your dmesg indicates that you are missing firmware. With a working internet connection by ethernet, tethering or whatever means possible, open a terminal and do:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install git
git clone -b usb https://github.com/erstrom/ath10k-firmware.git
cd ath10k-firmware/QCA9377/hw1.0
cp firmware-usb-5-wusb6100m.bin firmware-usb-5.bin
sudo cp firmware-usb-5.bin /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0

Edit: Also do:

sudo cp board-2.bin /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0

Reboot and show us:

dmesg | grep ath

EDIT 2: Move the eeprom file to /lib/firmware:

cd ath10k-firmware/QCA9377/hw1.0
sudo cp eeprom_qca9377_7_1p1_Robin_clpc_fcc.bin /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0
cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0
ln -s eeprom_qca9377_7_1p1_Robin_clpc_fcc.bin board-usb.bin

Reboot and show us:

dmesg | grep ath

Resource: https://marc.info/?l=linux-wireless&m=148434332728333&w=2

  • still seeing errors after update and reboot, see original thread with dmesg output – ehrenberdg Dec 15 '18 at 20:01
  • There is also a board-2.bin in the files you cloned. I will edit the answer to transfer it, too. Afterwards, reboot and again show: dmesg | grep ath – chili555 Dec 16 '18 at 0:22
  • moved additional file--still no joy. See thread above. – ehrenberdg Dec 16 '18 at 23:42
  • See my edit #2 above. – chili555 Dec 17 '18 at 16:08
  • Moved fcc file to /lib/ and added link. Joy continues to elude us. See above. – ehrenberdg Dec 17 '18 at 19:13

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