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[AGAIN] linux-libre upgrade from 5.7.8 to 5.7.10: ThinkPenguin USB wifi dongle stopped working

useresu - about 1 month ago -

EDIT: this was solved from 5.7.6 to 5.7.8, but appears again from 5.7.8 to 5.7.10

--> go directly to issue 2824

Although ath9k_* modules are loaded.

Anyone there with the same issue?

grepping 'ath' from dmesg shows relevant messages (see annex file).

The device still works well in other computer, with Trisquel.


Replies (8)

RE: linux-libre upgrade from 5.7.2 to 5.7.6: ThinkPenguin USB wifi dongle stopped working - freemor - about 1 month ago -

Please more clearly define "Stopped working"

which init system are you using?

Is the interface listed when you issue the commnad:

ip link

what network manager (if any) are you using to initialize the wifi interface?

What errors if any ar thrown when trying to connect?

RE: linux-libre upgrade from 5.7.2 to 5.7.6: ThinkPenguin USB wifi dongle stopped working - freemor - about 1 month ago -

Seems you are not alone. I too have an ath9k wifi dongle.. after the new kernel, the modules load but then it throws:

ath9k_htc: Failed to initialize the device

Please file a bug report on the tracker for this. This is a show stopper bug as it'll kill a lot of peoples wifi

bill-auger this might merit a new item on the homepage as this will leave a lot of people without wifi if they upgrade.

RE: linux-libre upgrade from 5.7.2 to 5.7.6: ThinkPenguin USB wifi dongle stopped working - freemor - about 1 month ago -

Most people should be able to revert with

sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/linux-libre-5.6.7-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

RE: linux-libre upgrade from 5.7.2 to 5.7.6: ThinkPenguin USB wifi dongle stopped working - freemor - about 1 month ago -

Yep reverting with the above worked for me. some people that havent updated in a while will need to adjust the kernel version to match the most recent one they have in the cache.

RE: linux-libre upgrade from 5.7.2 to 5.7.6: ThinkPenguin USB wifi dongle stopped working - bill-auger - about 1 month ago -

"dont upgrade" is pretty lousy as a general recommendation - a better recommendation would be: "install linux-libre-lts before upgrading, if you do not have it installed already" - with mention of this problem as a mere warning

more than anything, what we need is to escalate this to a bug report ASAP, in order to get megver's attention - can you open one freemor?

RE: linux-libre upgrade from 5.7.2 to 5.7.6: ThinkPenguin USB wifi dongle stopped working - bill-auger - about 1 month ago -

ok - lets please shift further discussion regarding this to the bug tracker https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2824

if anyone has this problem, but do not have a kernel in your pacman cache, or you can not connect to the internet without wifi, you will need to boot a parabola LiveISO, mount your / partition, and install it with pacstrap:

# mount /dev/sdXN /mnt
# pacstrap -U /mnt https://repo.parabola.nu/pool/parabola/linux-libre-5.7.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
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