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Network card not detected

asked 2015-12-24 17:32:29 -0500

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Okay, kind of a long question because there are weird circumstances: I got a very new laptop and promptly installed fedora 23 workstation on it, and right away I noticed that the network manager didn't list any WiFi options, and that there was something going on with the display settings (no brightness controls, etc) but i was mostly focused on getting WiFi working, so after some research I updated the kernel (via ). This solved all my display issues, but I still had no Wi-Fi, so I tried find any solution other than buying an external adapter. I ended up using lspci and lspci -v multiple times; I didn't get anywhere but I noticed that there was a driver in use for my network controller, which was in fact detected. That was a day or two ago, and I haven't used fedora since then, but I just went back to see if I could get the card working since there seemed to be a driver. Now, it isn't detected at all by lspci. I remember it was a Qualcomm Atheros device 0042 thanks to my Google history. Any idea what happened or things to try? I can use an Ethernet connection if necessary.

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Add nonfree after that add akmod-wl that may install the Atheros kernel modules.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-12-24 18:36:03 -0500 )edit

Did not seem to have an effect. However, the network card is detected again. Here is the relevant information from lspci -v:

02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042 (rev 30)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 4035
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 128
    Memory at a1000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: ath10k_pci
    Kernel modules: ath10k_pci

A driver appears to exist. Is it possible to get it to work somehow?

xCvl gravatar imagexCvl ( 2015-12-24 22:36:14 -0500 )edit

if it is detected it should works, do you have installed this package NetworkManager-wifi

rpm -qa NetworkManager-wifi

if not install it.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-12-24 23:46:05 -0500 )edit

it should work if module is loaded and NetworkManager wifi is installed

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-12-25 15:19:02 -0500 )edit

Is there a way to ensure the module is loaded, or to force it?

xCvl gravatar imagexCvl ( 2015-12-27 01:27:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-12-25 11:55:58 -0500

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NetworkManager-wifi was already installed

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