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Unable to get wireless work eeePC 1005HA (Solved)
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jimcraven

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 07:26    Post subject:  

rerwin,

I posted a request for the ath9k driver in XenialPup 7.5 (32-bit).

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=976747#976747

or

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=106479&start=525 (page 36)

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jimcraven
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jimcraven

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 07:28    Post subject:  

bigpup,

I don't think "extra firmware sfs" is going to help because the ath9k firmware is already in zdrv_xenialpup_7.5.sfs (32-bit).

Quickpet > Useful > extra firmware sfs goes to this post.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=97276

From there you are directed to a place to download the latest linux_firmware_*.sfs and use it as an "adrv, ydrv or fdrv."

linux_firmware_20171123.sfs contains

\lib\firmware\ath9k_htc\

htc_7010-1.4.0.fw
htc_9271-1.4.0.fw

But these two firmware files are already in zdrv_xenialpup_7.5.sfs (32-bit) which is automatically built in at boot. So I don't think the "extra firmware sfs" will solve my problem.

Looking at zdrv_xenialpup64_7.5.sfs (64-bit) shows that there are additional ath* files not found in zdrv_xenialpup_7.5.sfs (32-bit).

\lib\modules\4.9.58\kernel\drivers\net\wireless\ath\ath9k\

ath9k.ko
ath9k_common.ko
ath9k_htc.ko
ath9k_hw.ko

\lib\modules\4.9.58\kernel\drivers\net\wireless\ath\

ath.ko

When I searched for "ath9k.ko" I found "Building a system with ath9k support" at

http://developer.servalproject.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=content:meshextender:prototyping_on_olinuxino_a13

Based on that article, I think there is more to getting my wireless adapter to work than adding the firmware.

Per rerwin, I'll be posting a request for ath9k in the "xenialpup CE 7.5" thread in "Puppy Projects" section of the forum. (see previous post)

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sheldonisaac

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 09:34    Post subject:  

jimcraven (in part) wrote:
Looking at zdrv_xenialpup64_7.5.sfs (64-bit) shows that there are additional ath* files not found in zdrv_xenialpup_7.5.sfs (32-bit).
jimcraven, your efforts made me look in my system.

I found
Code:
ls -l /lib/modules/4.1.2-EmSee-32-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/
total 22
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    32 Jul 15  2015 ar5523
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    58 Jul 15  2015 ath10k
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    31 Jul 15  2015 ath5k
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    80 Jul 15  2015 ath6kl
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    93 Jul 15  2015 ath9k
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21781 Jul 15  2015 ath.ko
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    34 Jul 15  2015 carl9170
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    33 Jul 15  2015 wcn36xx
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    33 Jul 15  2015 wil6210

and in ath9k
Code:

 ls -l /lib/modules/4.1.2-EmSee-32-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k
total 596
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  24825 Jul 15  2015 ath9k_common.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  63677 Jul 15  2015 ath9k_htc.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 413009 Jul 15  2015 ath9k_hw.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 108009 Jul 15  2015 ath9k.ko

This is in the xenial 7.0.6 by musher0
the 32 bit one.

Does this possibly offer any clue?

Oh, wireless does work on this Dell E6410 with the Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Does the difference in the computers (Dell Latitide vs Eeepc) have any bearing?

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jimcraven

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10:05    Post subject:  

sheldonisaac,

I don't think the difference in computers makes any difference. I'm willing to bet that my wireless card, which is identical to yours, would work with xenial 7.0.6 by musher0. That version of xenial has the ath9k driver that is missing from xenial 7.5 32-bit.

If it were just missing files, I would learn how to create a *.sfs that would add the missing files at boot up. However, I think that the problem is more than missing files. See "Building a system with ath9k support" in an earlier post.

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jimcraven
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666philb


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10:18    Post subject:  

hi jimcraven,

unfortunately the atheros drivers are missing from the 32bit build of xenialpup, so i've now uploaded a .pet of the missing drivers to the repository.

they are available here http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-xenial/32/

once installed try connecting to the internet. if that fails try rebooting.
let me know how you get on.

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:45    Post subject:  

666philb (in part) wrote:
unfortunately the atheros drivers are missing from the 32bit build of xenialpup, so i've now uploaded a .pet of the missing drivers to the repository.
666philb, you're a major good guy!
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jimcraven

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 15:07    Post subject:  

666philb,

The .pet file did the trick. My wireless adapter was recognized and I was able to establish a wireless connection.

Thank you very much,
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 16:47    Post subject:  

sheldonisaac,

I decided to try your configuration: xenial 7.0.6 by musher0, the 32 bit one. I found it in this topic.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1419859011&t=111879
Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Projects
xenialPup-7.0.6 32-bits with kernel 4.1

The ISO was here:
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/musher0/xenialPup-706-k41/distro/xenial-7.0.6.iso

When it did not recognize my wireless adapter I investigated and saw that it had a directory named /lib/modules/4.1.30, not /lib/modules/4.1.2-EmSee-32-pae/ as was in your earlier post. Further reading in the topic revealed this comment:

For those of you who have an old box with 4 Gb's of RAM or more, here
is a 4.1.2 PAE kernel and zdrv: ALTxenialPup706-PAEkrnl+zdrv.zip
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/?dir=musher0/xenialPup-706-k41/distro/AutreNoyau

ALTxenialPup706-PAEkrnl+zdrv.zip contains:
zdrv_xenial_7.0.6.sfs
vmlinuz

I used these as replacements in the original xenial-7.0.6.iso and saw the /lib/modules/4.1.2-EmSee-32-pae/ directory. I had found your configuration. This setup was able to identify my AR9285 wireless adapter and establish a connection.

This one has an interesting desktop - black background and neon icons. I could not see text labels under the icons because the icon text is the same color as the background (black). Changing to a lighter background revealed the icon labels.

So, thanks for the information. Your configuration does work with my wireless adapter. Also, 666philb provided a .pet with the missing ath9k driver and it works fine.

Thanks,
jimcraven
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otdrne

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 19:26    Post subject:  

I had the exact same problem and after installing the pet provided by 666philb and restarting it was resolved. So I don't have much to add to the discussion but wanted to thank jimcraven for opening the thread and 666philb for the solution Very Happy
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DuMar

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2018, 17:26    Post subject:  

The pet worked fine for me too. Thnx 666philb
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