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

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at kathe.in
Mon Nov 19 22:05:02 IST 2018

On 2018-11-19 07:48 PM, L. Guruprasad wrote:
> 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 for that guruprasad, appreciate your mail.


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