vvanpo at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 11:45:29 PDT 2015
I just got a Lenovo Yoga 3 11, only to find the wireless doesn't work.
The PCI id is 168c:0041:17aa:3545
I downloaded the driver (version 220.127.116.11, date 06/24/2015) from the
Lenovo website and extracted it in Wine (as I saw someone else do from
another thread), which resulted in the following bin files:
In the netathr10x.inf file, my device and subsystem ids correspond to
section 'ATHR_DEV_OS63_988x_LE_NFA345_IPG.ndi', although I'm not sure
how that relates to which bin file and what a 'section' is exactly. I
chose to use the NFA345i.bin file, which I symlinked
I used dissect.py/assemble.py to create firmware-5.bin:
./dissect.py < qca61x4_1_1_2.bin
./assemble.py atheros-18.104.22.168-fw 0 fw-2.bin fw-1.bin 4 > firmware-5.bin
I enabled skip_otp=y.
I compiled master at github.com/kvalo/ath, but with the modification
#define QCA6174_2_1_DEVICE_ID (0x0041)
so it would recognize my card.
On loading the ath10k_pci module I get a 'firmware crashed!' message,
and a firmware dump. Sometimes the dump itself must print garbage to
dmesg and turns my terminal into mojibake, which I think has to do
with the features string as here:
As you can probably tell I'm haphazardly shooting in the dark without
much knowledge of whats actually going on. Is there a way I can
meaningfully contribute, or am I at the mercy of those with access to
documentation on how the qualcomm firmware works?
- when ath10k_print_driver_info gets called, my ar->chip_id is
printed as 0x003405ff, which should correspond to
QCA6174_HW_2_2_CHIP_ID_REV when masked (like in
ath10k_pci_get_num_banks). So why is it still referred to as hw2.1
(instead of hw2.2), and what do these revisions signify, anyway?
- how can I be sure I'm using the correct bin files, and is there
any documentation on the format of these files?
- what would need to be changed to add support for qca6164 in ath10k?
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