[ILUG-BOM] debian : with closed drivers : any particular variant?

L. Guruprasad lgp171188 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 19:48:28 IST 2018


Mayuresh,

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 3:31 PM Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at kathe.in> wrote:
> i ended up running ubuntu 18.04.
>
> the last line of `lspci` gives the following;
> 05:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless
> Network Adapter (rev 31)
>
> i guess i was wrong, it isn't a r8169.

The firmware-atheros non-free package
(https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-atheros) should contain
the drivers/blobs needed for your Wi-Fi adapter. If you have network
connectivity, you can just enable the non-free section and install the
package.

The default Debian ISO doesn't ship with non-free firmware/driver blobs
any more. But there are unofficial ISO images provided by the project
which contain those built-in. See
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/9.6.0+nonfree/.
So you can also use these ISO images.

Thanks & Regards,
Guruprasad


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