Trying to upgrade to latest ath10k driver version
wingfeathera at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 11:11:13 PDT 2015
> On Jul 2, 2015, at 10:51, Amato Carbonara <acarbonara13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to upgrade my ath10k driver version to the latest version:
> I am downloading the binary file from the following github location:
To be clear, the file you’re describing isn’t the driver but the binary firmware blob. The driver (ath10k) is open-source and part of the kernel, and will need to be rebuilt in order to be upgraded.
> However, after placing the binary file in the directory
> /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0 the driver version remains at the
> old version (10.2.4.48).
I do not believe that merely placing the file in this directory is sufficient. You will need to build a new kernel (or at least, rebuild the driver if it is a module) with that new firmware file referenced in the configuration.
> When I download the file from github, I
> changed the name of the driver file from firmware-5.bin_10.2.4.70.2 to
This renaming is correct. However, there is another issue, in that the firmware version you mention is not supported yet by the ath10k driver that ships in any released kernel. I believe it will be used in the 4.2 kernel, but they haven’t cut the first RC yet.
If you don’t to wait for a 4.2 kernel, you can build kvalo’s development kernel branch, which should have the necessary changes in it, from:
(People who actually now what they’re doing, please correct me if I’m wrong!)
> I have tried using kernel version 4.0, 4.1.0 and 4.1.1 but the ath10k
> driver fails to upgrade to 10.2.4.70.2
> Any suggestions?
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