Need help installing wifi driver for Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

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moussa854
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Need help installing wifi driver for Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by moussa854 » 2020/05/07 13:06:47

I installed a wifi card and need help installing the driver

WIFI card: Model: QCNFA364A-Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174A Wireless Network Adapter; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R62F8R2/
server: CentOS 8

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lspci -nn | grep -i net
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V [8086:15b8] (rev 31)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:003e] (rev 32)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
It seems that I have no driver

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lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
tun                    49152  0 
openvswitch           147456  9 
nsh                    16384  1 openvswitch
nf_nat_ipv6            16384  1 openvswitch
nf_nat_ipv4            16384  1 openvswitch
nf_conncount           16384  1 openvswitch
nf_nat                 36864  3 nf_nat_ipv6,nf_nat_ipv4,openvswitch
8021q                  40960  0 
garp                   16384  1 8021q
mrp                    20480  1 8021q
stp                    16384  1 garp
llc                    16384  2 stp,garp
ipt_REJECT             16384  3 
nf_reject_ipv4         16384  1 ipt_REJECT
xt_tcpudp              16384  8 
xt_multiport           16384  1 
xt_conntrack           16384  5 
nf_conntrack          163840  6 xt_conntrack,nf_nat,nf_nat_ipv6,nf_nat_ipv4,openvswitch,nf_conncount
nf_defrag_ipv6         20480  2 nf_conntrack,openvswitch
nf_defrag_ipv4         16384  1 nf_conntrack
libcrc32c              16384  3 nf_conntrack,nf_nat,openvswitch
iptable_filter         16384  1 
dm_multipath           32768  0 
sunrpc                413696  1 
nls_iso8859_1          16384  1 
nls_cp437              20480  1 
vfat                   20480  1 
fat                    81920  1 vfat
dm_mod                151552  5 dm_multipath
intel_powerclamp       16384  0 
crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0 
crc32_pclmul           16384  0 
ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0 
pcbc                   16384  0 
aesni_intel           200704  0 
aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
crypto_simd            16384  1 aesni_intel
cryptd                 28672  3 crypto_simd,ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
intel_rapl_perf        16384  0 
i2c_i801               28672  0 
sg                     40960  0 
mei_me                 45056  0 
mei                   114688  1 mei_me
ip_tables              28672  2 iptable_filter
x_tables               45056  6 xt_conntrack,iptable_filter,xt_multiport,xt_tcpudp,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables
sd_mod                 53248  6 
e1000e                286720  0 
r8169                  90112  0 
realtek                20480  0 
ahci                   40960  5 
libahci                40960  1 ahci
xhci_pci               16384  0 
libata                274432  2 libahci,ahci
xhci_hcd              258048  1 xhci_pci
video                  45056  0 
backlight              16384  1 video
scsi_dh_rdac           16384  0 
scsi_dh_hp_sw          16384  0 
scsi_dh_emc            16384  0 
scsi_dh_alua           20480  0 
scsi_mod              253952  8 scsi_dh_emc,sd_mod,dm_multipath,scsi_dh_alua,libata,sg,scsi_dh_rdac,scsi_dh_hp_sw
efivarfs               16384  1 
ipv6                  548864  81 nf_nat_ipv6
crc_ccitt              16384  1 ipv6
When I tried to install ath10k I got this

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yum install kmod-ath10k
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Excluding mirror: updates.xcp-ng.org
 * xcp-ng-base: mirrors.xcp-ng.org
Excluding mirror: updates.xcp-ng.org
 * xcp-ng-updates: mirrors.xcp-ng.org
No package kmod-ath10k available.
Error: Nothing to do
Can someone help? Much appreciated.

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Re: Need help installing wifi driver for Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/07 13:43:45

As far as I can see, support for that chipset is already included in the CentOS 8 kernel.

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[root@centos8 tmp]# grep -i 168c /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.8.1.el8_1.x86_64/modules.* | grep -i 003e
/lib/modules/4.18.0-147.8.1.el8_1.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd0000003Esv*sd*bc*sc*i* ath10k_pci
Watch /var/log/messages while you modprobe ath10k_pci and see if anything springs out. Also, check that you have NetworkManager-wifi installed.
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Re: Need help installing wifi driver for Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by moussa854 » 2020/05/07 14:00:37

I did

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grep -i 168c /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.8.1.el8_1.x86_64/modules.* | grep -i 003e
grep: /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.8.1.el8_1.x86_64/modules.*: No such file or directory
This actual XCP-ng server based on CentOS 8. This could be the issue?

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lsb_release -d
Description:	XCP-ng release 8.0.0 (xenenterprise)

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Re: Need help installing wifi driver for Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/07 14:19:33

Try yum update. Since it didn't find that it means you don't have the current CentOS 8 kernel installed so perhaps you need it.

Also grep -i 168c /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/modules.* | grep -i 003e should work whatever current kernel version you have installed as it looks at the currently running one.
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Re: Need help installing wifi driver for Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/07 14:20:28

Oh, wait, XCP is some xen project respin of CentOS so it's not actually CentOS. You need to ask them.
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
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Re: Need help installing wifi driver for Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174

Post by moussa854 » 2020/05/07 14:36:49

I will do thanks

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