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I am trying to install the killer wireless 1535 ac on Linux Mint.

I am running kernel 4.2-025 on Linux mint 17.3 rosa.

These are the instructions I have found from googling but I tried to make them work, without any success.

According to the killer wireless website, you need to update the firmware, which I did following this advice: http://www.killernetworking.com/support/knowledge-base/17-Linux

-- but using the latest instruction from here: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/ath10k/firmware

Since the killer wireless instruction are dated (as I have found people saying on different attempts to solve their own installation problems), according to what I have gathered I downloaded the latest firmware binary and copied it as instructed like this:

cp firmware-5.bin_10.2.4.70.17-2 /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/firmware-5.bin

and so far nothing has changed wireless still doesn't show as an option for internet

I am not sure what to do next.

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  • Is it a PCI or USB adapter?
    – Pilot6
    Commented Jan 22, 2016 at 16:13
  • Please edit your question to add the result of: sudo modprobe ath10k_pci && dmesg | grep ath
    – chili555
    Commented Jan 22, 2016 at 20:52
  • modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:180 kmod_module_parse_depline() ctx=0x55a9457b8010 path=/lib/modules/4.2.0-25-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ath10k_core.ko error=No such file or directory modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:180 kmod_module_parse_depline() ctx=0x55a9457b8010 path=/lib/modules/4.2.0-25-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ath10k_core.ko error=No such file or directory modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'ath10k_pci': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
    – hopjopper
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 10:52
  • It appears that you attempted to compile a driver from source code and that it went badly. I will propose another solution.
    – chili555
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 16:26

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Please download this file to your desktop: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/stable/v4.3/backports-4.3-1.tar.gz Right-click it and select 'Extract Here.' Now, in the terminal:

cd ~/Desktop/backports-4.3.1
make defconfig-ath10k
make
sudo make install

You will have built the driver for your current kernel version only. When Update Manager installs a later kernel version, also known as linux-image, after the requested reboot, re-compile:

cd ~/Desktop/backports-4.3.1
make clean
make defconfig-ath10k
make
sudo make install

Please retain the files and these instructions for that time.

This device also requires firmware. Please download this package to your desktop: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.149.3_all.deb

Now, back to the terminal:

cd ~/Desktop
sudo dpkg -i linux*.deb

Reboot and your wireless should be working.

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  • now in network settings wireless is there , however it does not pick up anything or allow to connect to any wireless network
    – hopjopper
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 16:44
  • link here is an output file after running dkms status; dmesg | grep ath10k
    – hopjopper
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 16:53
  • Is this a laptop? Is the switch or key combination set to enable the wireless radio? rfkill list all Are there any clues in the log? dmesg | grep ath Your output doesn't reveal much and we'd prefer to see logs posted at: pastebin.com and give us the link.
    – chili555
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 16:56
  • of course its a laptop, i dont think desktops have wireless? no problem i will post to pastebin from now on 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 2: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no dmesg | grep ath gives :
    – hopjopper
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 17:00
  • Of course desktops can have wireless; USB or even PCI: amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-WMP54G-Wireless-G-PCI-Adapter/dp/…
    – chili555
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 17:01

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