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Bug #1951

Parabola stopped recognizing some [Qualcomm Atheros] Bluetooth dongles.

iacobus - almost 2 years ago - . Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Description

This issue happened to me some weeks ago, after an upgrade. Then, since I put in a linux-libre Wireless card (first I had to connect an USB Wireless card to have Internet access), I have changed my bluetooth dongle and this works fine just for a little while. The problem is weird because the bluetooth dongle works fine in other GNU/Linux distributions.

Attached you can find some information of my computer.

Please, tell me if I have to attach more information of my computer.


Files

dmesg (62.6 KB) dmesg dmesg iacobus, 2018-08-14 10:05 PM
lspci (1.48 KB) lspci lspci iacobus, 2018-08-14 10:05 PM
rfkill (58 Bytes) rfkill rfkill list all iacobus, 2018-08-14 10:05 PM
journalctl (326 KB) journalctl journalctl iacobus, 2018-08-14 10:14 PM
uname (88 Bytes) uname uname iacobus, 2018-08-14 10:15 PM
lspci (1.48 KB) lspci lsmod iacobus, 2018-08-14 11:58 PM
lsmod (6.88 KB) lsmod lsmod iacobus, 2018-08-14 11:59 PM
dmesg (59.2 KB) dmesg iacobus, 2018-08-27 03:37 AM
journalctl (117 KB) journalctl iacobus, 2018-08-27 03:37 AM
lsmod (6.77 KB) lsmod iacobus, 2018-08-27 03:37 AM
lspci (1.48 KB) lspci iacobus, 2018-08-27 03:37 AM
lspci-k (3.19 KB) lspci-k iacobus, 2018-08-27 03:37 AM
rfkill (58 Bytes) rfkill iacobus, 2018-08-27 03:37 AM
uname (87 Bytes) uname iacobus, 2018-08-27 03:37 AM

History

#1

Updated by iacobus almost 2 years ago

#2

Updated by iacobus almost 2 years ago

I add my lsmod.

#3

Updated by freemor almost 2 years ago

This seems to be specific to this particular bluetooth device as I have several and they all work. Tho none are the model in question.

#4

Updated by freemor almost 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Parabola stopped recognizing my Bluetooth dongle to Parabola stopped recognizing my [Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565] Bluetooth dongle
#5

Updated by iacobus almost 2 years ago

freemor wrote:

This seems to be specific to this particular bluetooth device as I have several and they all work. Tho none are the model in question.

Understood. This issue happens to me also with another bluetooth dongle: NC2361102Q/QCNFA435 (Qualcomm Atheros) which is the Wireless Card from factory. I know that the Wireless card doesn't work with Parabola to Internet, but the Bluetooth worked well when I had this device until that upgrade. So I think that there is deeper problem than the model of the device.

Please, tell me if you need another information. Thank you in advance.

#6

Updated by freemor almost 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Parabola stopped recognizing my [Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565] Bluetooth dongle to Parabola stopped recognizing some [Qualcomm Atheros] Bluetooth dongles.

The "limited to..." comment was to help other Devs narrow their search for the issue. I knew you were already aware of that.

with the info about the NC2361102Q/QCNFA435 the subject is too narrow now. I'll fix that.
Still, the issue seems tied to the Qualcomm mixed Wifi/Bluetooth boards. Unless other chime in with other Boards with issues.

Can you post an lsmod and other specifics for the NC2361102Q/QCNFA435 adapter as well just so we have more complete info. Thanks

#7

Updated by iacobus almost 2 years ago

freemor wrote:

The "limited to..." comment was to help other Devs narrow their search for the issue. I knew you were already aware of that.

with the info about the NC2361102Q/QCNFA435 the subject is too narrow now. I'll fix that.
Still, the issue seems tied to the Qualcomm mixed Wifi/Bluetooth boards. Unless other chime in with other Boards with issues.

Can you post an lsmod and other specifics for the NC2361102Q/QCNFA435 adapter as well just so we have more complete info. Thanks

Thank you for your answer. I understand. I have been using GNU/Linux for more than 20 years, but this is my first time that I am reporting an issue. Currently I have not that Wireless card anymore, but I conserve from an own "tutorial" this message from "lspci":

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30)

Another information I could bring you is what I had to do 2 or 3 years ago in Debian to get the Internet access (I am talking about the NC2361102Q/QCNFA435):

1.

  1. apt-get update
  2. apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
  3. wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2015/11/20/# backports-20151120.tar.gz
  4. tar -zxvf backports-20151120.tar.gz
  5. cd backports-20151120
  6. make defconfig-ath10k
  7. make
  8. sudo make install

2.

  1. mkdir /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/
  2. mkdir /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0
  3. apt-get install git
  4. git clone https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware.git
  5. cd ath10k-firmware/QCA9377/hw1.0
  6. cp board.bin /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0
  7. cp firmware-5.bin_WLAN.TF.1.0-00267-1 /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/firmware-5.bin
    #reboot

3. If there is a problem:

  1. modprobe -r ath10k_pci
  2. modprobe ath10k_pci
  3. reboot

This I had to do in order to get Internet with the "private card".

On the [Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565] Bluetooth dongle (the device that I using right now) I had to do this in all the Linux distributions:

  1. nano /etc/modprobe.d/btconfig.conf

blacklist acer_wmi
#options ath9k btcoex_enable=1 bt_ant_diversity=1

I have done this thing in Parabola and the device worked but just for a little while, as I said. Then, Parabola stopped recognizing the device after an upgrade.

In the meantime I will try to get another Wireless card to bring you more information about the "reactions" of my Parabola (lsmod, dmesg, etc...).

Thank you very much!

#8

Updated by freemor almost 2 years ago

I noticed that Megver83 rebuilt linux-libre-firmware and in doing so made changes to the ath9k modules. See:

https://git.parabola.nu/abslibre.git/commit/?id=ab617981fcc370140f6a0bb3e05a801b760fc5df

When you install the latest linux-libre-firmware and reboot. Please test Bluetooth again to see if this has improves the situation

Thanks

#9

Updated by iacobus almost 2 years ago

freemor wrote:

I noticed that Megver83 rebuilt linux-libre-firmware and in doing so made changes to the ath9k modules. See:

https://git.parabola.nu/abslibre.git/commit/?id=ab617981fcc370140f6a0bb3e05a801b760fc5df

When you install the latest linux-libre-firmware and reboot. Please test Bluetooth again to see if this has improves the situation

Thanks

Thank you. I have installed the package, but the problem still remain. On the other hand, I am waiting to upgrade the system, since still there is the "icu" dependecy problem. I hope this issue be solved soon.

Regards

#10

Updated by iacobus almost 2 years ago

I have upgraded the system in my principal laptop but the problem remain. I attached the information that I am receiving now.

Another thing: I have installed Parabola GNU/Linux-libre in another laptop which is a Lenovo X200 and I have no problems with the Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth dongle.

03:00.0 Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01).

Regards

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