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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002441Kali LinuxKali Package Improvementpublic2015-07-29 15:47
ReporterMister_X Assigned Torhertzog  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Fixed in Version2.0 
Summary0002441: Firmware for ath10k devices not present

When booting the iso on an Alienware that has one of those ath10k wireless card, the driver loads but is unable to start because the firmware is missing (according to dmesg).

I haven't found any package with the firmware but I found a github repository with the firmware for those cards:

It just needs packaging and be included when building the iso.

Steps To Reproduce

Boot an iso on a recent alienware with an atheros ath10k chipset.




2015-07-22 07:07

administrator   ~0003557

Last edited: 2015-07-22 07:24

It's not really a new issue but it's true. The corresponding bug report on the Debian side:

And the associated wiki page:



2015-07-29 15:47

administrator   ~0003635

I just pushed firmware-nonfree 0.44kali1 that includes those firmwares.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-07-21 23:15 Mister_X New Issue
2015-07-22 07:07 rhertzog Note Added: 0003557
2015-07-22 07:19 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2015-07-22 07:19 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2015-07-22 07:24 rhertzog Note Edited: 0003557
2015-07-29 15:47 rhertzog Note Added: 0003635
2015-07-29 15:47 rhertzog Status assigned => resolved
2015-07-29 15:47 rhertzog Fixed in Version => 2.0
2015-07-29 15:47 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed