Direct firmware load for ath10k/QCA6174/hw3.0/firmware-5.bin failed with error -2

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at
Thu Jan 5 06:31:31 PST 2017

Le jeudi 05 janvier 2017 à 14:51 +0100, Michal Kazior a écrit :
> > On 5 January 2017 at 14:28, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at> wrote:
> > I have an XPS 13 9360 with a stock Killer 1535, and I suffer random
> > freeze when enabling on-board WiFi. I'm not yet sure if it's due to
> > i915 or ath10k.
> Does it freeze the entire system? Try making sure ath10k_pci is loaded
> with reset_mode, e.g. via /etc/modprobe.d/ with:
>  options ath10k_pci reset_mode=1

What's that "reset_mode" ? Where can I find doc about the various
options ?

> > So why does it try to load a firmware if it's not useful ?
> Driver tries to load latest-to-oldest version blobs (for backward
> compatibility) and uses whatever it finds first. Due to deficient
> firmware API in kernel you see these "error" messages. There's been
> some work going on but it's progressing slowly.

OK I understand. A little message telling the user that such failures
are harmless would be nice though.


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