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uminds
 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 06:32 PM
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Just installed SL 6 on my Dell xps 13. The wired connection is fine but not the wireless. The wireless network interface is not showing with ifconfig. I ran lspci and saw that the kernal recognized the network chipset as Atheros AR5001x+. I checked the spec. of the laptop and it has the Atheros Killer 1020 adapter. Does anyone who where and how I can install the driver properly?

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 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 08:33 PM
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May we please see the Vendor:Device ID pairing for your wireless subsystem?

It would be sufficient to show the output returned by --

lspci -nn | grep -i net

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uminds
 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 09:50 PM
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Thanks,

This is the output

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device
[168c:0034] (rev 01)
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 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 10:22 PM
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With that detail (168c:0034) I am now able to check which driver is required for your wireless device.

Background details -- I have a system with RHEL 6.5 installed. That system also has the latest kernel-lt and kernel-ml packages installed. Hence the kernels available to me are --

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kernel-2.6.32-431.3.1.el6.x86_64
kernel-lt-3.10.26-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64
kernel-ml-3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64

If I now use a double-grep technique, the following is returned --

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[Duo2 ~]$ grep -i 168c /lib/modules/*/modules.alias | grep 0034
/lib/modules/2.6.32-431.3.1.el6.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv*sd*bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.10.26-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv*sd*bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv*sd*bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv000010CFsd00001783bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv000014CDsd00000064bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv000014CDsd00000063bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv0000103Csd00001864bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv000011ADsd00006641bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv000011ADsd00006631bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv00001043sd0000850Ebc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv00001A3Bsd00002110bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv00001969sd00000091bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv000017AAsd00003214bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv0000168Csd00003117bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv000011ADsd00006661bc*sc*i* ath9k
/lib/modules/3.12.7-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64/modules.alias:alias pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv00001A3Bsd00002116bc*sc*i* ath9k
[Duo2 ~]$

From that, it can be clearly seen that the ath9k module is required by your wireless subsystem.

So it looks as if Scientific Linux 6.5 should be usable, "straight out of the box".

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uminds
 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 10:29 PM
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Thanks, I can only see that 6.4 is the latest supported version. Also, the installer hangs when I setup 6.4 in this laptop. That's why I used 6.0 instead.

Is there anyway I can install ath9k on 6.0
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 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 10:46 PM
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When you tried to install SL 6.4, at which step did it hang? By the way SL 6.4 does have the ath9k kernel module (driver).

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 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 10:53 PM
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It was after I hit the install option from the startup menu. After some console message, it gave kernel panic.
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 Posted: Jan 13 2014, 10:57 PM
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And there was no problem with 6.0? Did you install 6.4 from the iso image? Have you confirmed that the hash value was correct?

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 Posted: Jan 14 2014, 12:52 AM
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There is no problem with the ISO. I tried both the liveCD and DVD iso and none of them is working. I got kernel panic with both the install and install (text) options on my 6.4 media.
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