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0005065Kali Linux[All Projects] Feature Requestspublic2018-11-26 16:50
ReporterMithilMajumderAssigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2018.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005065: Add Firmware & Driver support for QCA9377 [rev 30]
DescriptionThe Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless driver is not installed properly since I am using Kali linux 2018.1 please add proper firmware and drivers for QCA9377. There are many issues in github about this wireless firmware but none of them works. Please update kali linux with latest wireless firmware & drivers.

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has duplicate 0005071 closedrhertzog Monitor mode not working for Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Adapter 

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MithilMajumder

MithilMajumder

2018-11-02 00:39

reporter  

Screencast_11-02-2018_12:36:20 AM.webm (1,908,211 bytes)
steev

steev

2018-11-07 20:39

developer   ~0009916

Can you link to which GitHub you're talking about when you say many issues about it on GitHub?
MithilMajumder

MithilMajumder

2018-11-08 01:35

reporter   ~0009918

There a developer named kvalo has added the firmware support for debian based linux, but unfortunately Kali linux doesn't contains all of those driver packages. Here is your link (GitHub)

https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware
Conder

Conder

2018-11-11 01:00

reporter   ~0009941

It seems that the bug is directly in the Linux kernel firmware images.
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git

Monitor mode doesnt work on QCA9377 since this firmware update:
2018-02-15 | ath10k: QCA9377 hw1.0: update firmware-5.bin to WLAN.TF.1.0-00002-QCATFSWPZ-5
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/commit/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0?id=56e5de3261877e5ca9df285e0751368c72b0861a

The reason why it works on Kali Linux 2018.1 (and also on 2018.2 and 2018.3) is that Kali Linux had firmware-nonfree 20170823-1 in repository until 2018-08-18, when the package was updated to version 20180518-1, which already contains the updated but bugged QCA9337 firmware as I mentioned above.
https://pkg.kali.org/pkg/firmware-nonfree

Duplicite of this bug report:
https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=5071

Related Debian bug report:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=903437
MithilMajumder

MithilMajumder

2018-11-11 12:35

reporter   ~0009942

Can't you still see any bugs in Kali Linux 2018.4 yet?
A bugged firmware update is containting since Kali Linux 2018.1 because there is no sufficient non-free firmware I mean latest firmware is included for Qualcomm Atheros QCA9337 Wireless AdapterLinux So I hope that the problem will be fixed in the future releases of Kali linux. I also hope that Kali Linux 2019.1 will be a great OS with all the latest updated non-free firmwares for Wireless Adapters & it is important to fi the kernel issues for Wireless Adapters in Kali Linux 2019.1
steev

steev

2018-11-26 16:49

developer   ~0010018

Last edited: 2018-11-26 16:50

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We do not modify the firmware package ourselves, so the upstream (Debian) bug will be the one to watch.

One thing that could help, since you have the hardware to test the firmware - is subscribing to the Debian bug and testing the latest firmware from https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/ You can clone the repo and then copy the files into the correct place and test that they work. And then report to that bug address (it's as simple as sending an email) that it does or doesn't work for you, so they can update the firmware package.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-11-01 20:10 MithilMajumder New Issue
2018-11-02 00:39 MithilMajumder File Added: Screencast_11-02-2018_12:36:20 AM.webm
2018-11-06 13:38 g0tmi1k Category Kali Package Improvement => Feature Requests
2018-11-07 20:39 steev Note Added: 0009916
2018-11-08 01:35 MithilMajumder Note Added: 0009918
2018-11-11 01:00 Conder Note Added: 0009941
2018-11-11 12:35 MithilMajumder Note Added: 0009942
2018-11-17 08:22 rhertzog Relationship added has duplicate 0005071
2018-11-26 16:49 steev Note Added: 0010018
2018-11-26 16:50 steev Note Edited: 0010018 View Revisions