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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: [solved]What kernel modules do i need for Wlan (AsusX55a)??? Reply with quote

Hello,

I have a Qualcom Atheros AR9485 wifi card in my Asus x55A laptop.

What kernel modules do i need for my wireless lan to work ?

I already installed the ath9+ atheros qualcom drivers. I'm already searching for days, but wifi just won't work.
But it must be possible, cause with systemrescue cd it works.

menuconfig is so big. How can i find that one (those) driver(s) i'm missing?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lspci -v on console and try to find out, which chip is used for wifi

or

boot systemrescuecd and
lsmod on console.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://bpaste.net/show/af3fedae5c07

can you please tell me wich are for wifi ?

the problem is i get this message and i don't know what to do with it

Code:
start-stop-daemon: fopen `/var/run/wpa_supplicant-wlp2s0.pid': No such file
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is hard to say which kernel module is used for the wifi adapter.

I think it is the module
Code:
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It is better to use lspci -v on console.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i have the ath9k

but can't find the mei_me any idea where it is in the menu?

btw is there a kind of debugger that i can activate to see more of this problem ?

I found on google that a .pid file is juste a file with a number to a pid process that is running. Maybe there would be a file if it started.
i guess the process/daemon hasn't started yet.

Were can i find what the process is missing?

Isthere a difference between kernel modules and modules loaded afterwards.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"/" in the menuconfig interface opens the search functionality; "mei" returns this:
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 Symbol: INTEL_MEI [=y]                                                                                            │ 
  │ Type  : tristate                                                                                                  │ 
  │ Prompt: Intel Management Engine Interface                                                                         │ 
  │   Location:                                                                                                       │ 
  │     -> Device Drivers                                                                                             │ 
  │ (1)   -> Misc devices                                                                                             │ 
  │   Defined at drivers/misc/mei/Kconfig:1                                                                           │ 
  │   Depends on: X86 [=y] && PCI [=y] && WATCHDOG_CORE [=y]

[...]
 

It's under Device Drivers > Misc devices, but needs watchdog_core to be set (see the "Depends on" section).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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but needs watchdog_core to be set (see the "Depends on" section).


thx genoobish ,
now i know i'm not blind after all, ... :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replied u there https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1024164.html
that u miss probably Networking support -> Networking options -> packet socket (CONFIG_PACKET)

and maybe some general network stuff also( just if u see "If unsure, say Y.", do it)

And btw u dont need rfkill, watchdogs and mei to get network.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And btw u dont need rfkill, watchdogs and mei to get network.


good to know, when i start finetuning the system :)

it was Packet was indeed the last part to find.. great !!! :wink:
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