Status of ath10k?

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Status of ath10k?

Gregor Best-2
Hi people,

I've got a new laptop in the mail (Dell XPS 13") which has a WiFi card
in it that on Linux attaches to ath10k. It looks like there was an
effort to port that driver to FreeBSD a while ago, but I haven't been
able to find any recent information.

What's the status of that on OpenBSD? Is there a driver under way or is
this a "get comfortable with a urtwn or hack it yourself" situation?

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Re: Status of ath10k?

Timothy Brown
Hi Grogor,

On Sun, Oct 06, 2019 at 12:31:13PM +0200, Gregor Best wrote:
> I've got a new laptop in the mail (Dell XPS 13") which has a WiFi card
> in it that on Linux attaches to ath10k. It looks like there was an
> effort to port that driver to FreeBSD a while ago, but I haven't been
> able to find any recent information.
>
> What's the status of that on OpenBSD? Is there a driver under way or is
> this a "get comfortable with a urtwn or hack it yourself" situation?

As far as I know (which is very little!), it has not been ported.

I was issued a Dell XPS 13 (9380) a couple of months ago. Linux used the
ath10k driver, for the WiFi, which was a QCA6174 chip. I thought it would
be a matter of swapping out the card, as they are normally an M.2 type.
However on this model Dell decided to solder it to the main-board!

I ended up giving it back to work IT and got a Dell Latitude 3300, as
that was all I could find from Dell that stated it had an Intel chip
(8265). It's nowhere near as sleek as the XPS 13, however everything
works under OpenBSD (thanks everyone!).

Regards
Timothy

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Re: Status of ath10k?

Stefan Sperling-5
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On Sun, Oct 06, 2019 at 12:31:13PM +0200, Gregor Best wrote:
> What's the status of that on OpenBSD? Is there a driver under way or is
> this a "get comfortable with a urtwn or hack it yourself" situation?

That's the current situation, yes.

If you want to hack on it yourself, talk to me and patrick@ so you
can start from 0.1% instead of 0%.