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  1. #21
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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    Good to see there are more people interested in fixing this. You can add a comment on my bug report as well if you like.

    Regarding your GPU issue, my GT72 has a button to switch from Nvidia to Intel HD GPU. Unfortunately, right now that is only possible in Windows through the SCM from MSI. Whenever I want to use the Intel GPU on Ubuntu, I log on windows, switch, then reboot into Ubuntu.

    I have made a suggestion to MSI to include this GPU switching functionality in the BIOS, just so we can skip the booting into Windows part.

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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    When you switch to the intel GPU is the nvidia gpu still active or is it totally disabled? It would be nice if were still active so it could be used purely for cuda development.

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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    Considering there is no Optimus support in this system, I guess it completely gets turned off when you switch to Intel HD graphics. I'm guessing there is some kind of hardware switch that defines which one will be used at boot.

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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    Well I have a GT72 sitting next to me here. The first thing I did when getting it was to wipe windows and install ubuntu. So I never played around with GPU selection functionality. What's the best way to lobby MSI to convince them to add support to have either or both enabled in the bios?

    I just ordered a cheapo usb wifi dongle to use while waiting for linux Atheros support.

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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    It shouldn't be difficult for them to add a bios switch for the GPUs. I'm not how having them both running would work but to choose between them is a really easy addition to them. I guess you'd have to call them or email them with a feature suggestion. I would never completely remove windows from this machine as it performs excellently in it, especially in games, for which it is designed in the first place. I do like however how I managed to add Ubuntu on the raid array, as I need it for work.

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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    Noelson, are you completely sure your GS60 does not have Optimus support? From what I understand, all GS series laptops are optimus.
    I have the GS60 066 with the GTX970m, with a fully working optimus setup.

    Code:
    Linux kernel 3.13
    Bumblebee 3.2.1
    nvidia-346 + 346-prime
    
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    
    
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia primus
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 nvidia-346-uvm
    As the rest, I am also waiting for my wifi driver support...

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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    Quote Originally Posted by inventor2 View Post
    Noelson, are you completely sure your GS60 does not have Optimus support? From what I understand, all GS series laptops are optimus.
    I have the GS60 066 with the GTX970m, with a fully working optimus setup.

    Code:
    Linux kernel 3.13
    Bumblebee 3.2.1
    nvidia-346 + 346-prime
    
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    
    
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia primus
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 nvidia-346-uvm
    As the rest, I am also waiting for my wifi driver support...
    I'm sorry buddy, I am on a GT72 not on a GS60.

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    Re: [Ubuntu 14 04] Atheros Wireless card not detected

    I am in your own way with one GS70 Q2E. Currently, I'm with one TP Link wifi usb until one driver gets up to linux.

    Please, lest anyone forget this thread, if someone gets more info than let us know.

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04: Atheros Wireless card not detected

    Any further update on this thread? I have run into a similar problem with MSI Z971 MB which has Qualcomm Killer N1525 Wireless-AC module. Not very happy not able to use wifi with Ubuntu. I end up spending more time on windows which I hate.

    Thanks

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04: Atheros Wireless card not detected

    Quote Originally Posted by sandeep_ghosh View Post
    Any further update on this thread? I have run into a similar problem with MSI Z971 MB which has Qualcomm Killer N1525 Wireless-AC module. Not very happy not able to use wifi with Ubuntu. I end up spending more time on windows which I hate.

    Thanks
    YES!!! I have upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 15.04 and am running a mainline kernel version 4.0: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...ne/v4.0-vivid/ I am delighted to report that the module ath10k_pci covers the subject device:
    Code:
    chili@T410:~$ modinfo ath10k_pci
    filename:       /lib/modules/4.0.1-040001-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ath10k_pci.ko
    firmware:       ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/board.bin
    firmware:       ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/firmware-3.bin
    firmware:       ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/firmware-2.bin
    firmware:       ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/firmware.bin
    license:        Dual BSD/GPL
    description:    Driver support for Atheros QCA988X PCIe devices
    author:         Qualcomm Atheros
    srcversion:     837C8B320227AB6A933D58D
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000003Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000003Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        ath10k_core
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       4.0.1-040001-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    signer:         Magrathea: Glacier signing key
    sig_key:        58:EF:1B:E8:6F:69:F6:97:25:C1:20:58:C9:00:5C:68:4C:A0:4C:FB
    sig_hashalgo:   sha512
    parm:           irq_mode:0: auto, 1: legacy, 2: msi (default: 0) (uint)
    parm:           reset_mode:0: auto, 1: warm only (default: 0) (uint)
    As you can see, the driver requires firmware. My default 15.04 install includes most of it:
    Code:
    /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/board.bin
    /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/firmware.bin
    /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA988X/hw2.0/otp.bin
    I will look forward to a report from one of you posters as to whether the device finally works as expected.

    EDIT: If firmware is an issue, according to dmesg, check here: https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware Note that the driver is quite specific about where it expects to see the files.
    Last edited by chili555; May 2nd, 2015 at 01:13 PM.
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