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0005125Kali Linux[All Projects] Feature Requestspublic2018-12-20 09:00
Reportersteev Assigned Tosbrun  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2019.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005125: Consider enabling ATH10K_USB in kernel
DescriptionWe have users who are starting to get ath10k usb devices, similar to however we don't have the module enabled in the kernel.



2018-11-29 14:08

administrator   ~0010048

What kernel are you referring to? Is this the main kernel built by the linux source package? Or some custom kernel for your ARM builds?

What configuration entry would have to be enabled?

The wiki page you linked says that no upstream kernel have the corresponding USB ID yet. If that's the case, then there might be nothing to enable currently.


2018-11-29 16:05

developer   ~0010049

The kali kernel for amd64/x86 - if it were the arm kernels I'd just enable it; I do on most already.

I grabbed the WUSB6100M based on another user mentioning it, and the device ID does appear to be in the 4.18.10 kernel sources:

Bus 003 Device 003: ID 13b1:0042 Linksys
root@DESKTOP-ATSSHDA:~/source/linux-4.18.10# grep -ir 13b1 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k
drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/usb.c: {USB_DEVICE(0x13b1, 0x0042)}, /* Linksys WUSB6100M */

CONFIG_ATH10K_USB is the configuration entry - it *is* marked as EXPERIMENTAL but I believe we already enable other experimental options.


2018-11-30 09:36

administrator   ~0010055

I have requested this on the Debian side:

Sophie is currently preparing a new kernel in kali-experimental and we just added that config option in our kernel build.


2018-11-30 10:55

administrator   ~0010056

The fix was merged on the Debian side:


2018-12-04 10:14

manager   ~0010069

kernel is ready in kali-experimental
It will be in kali-dev later this day or tomorrow. I still have to test a few things.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-11-28 18:21 steev New Issue
2018-11-29 14:08 rhertzog Note Added: 0010048
2018-11-29 16:05 steev Note Added: 0010049
2018-11-30 09:35 rhertzog Assigned To => sbrun
2018-11-30 09:35 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2018-11-30 09:36 rhertzog Note Added: 0010055
2018-11-30 10:55 rhertzog Note Added: 0010056
2018-12-04 10:14 sbrun Note Added: 0010069
2018-12-20 09:00 sbrun Status assigned => resolved
2018-12-20 09:00 sbrun Resolution open => fixed