How to access wifi in xfce(Qualcom Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac)

I just booted up manjaro xfce in my laptop with usb stick.
I am trying to connect to my wifi, but i am not even seeing an option to connect to a wifi.

Wifi-menu not working (showing command not found)

Kindly help setting up

  1. Did you verify the ISO integrity and checksum after download?
  2. We cannot help with a system we know nothing about.

Hey mate, i posted that thread using my mobile since my laptop was connected through internet at that time,

I have verified the ISO integrity, and i have used this same usb stick to boot my another laptop but in which i am able to use my wifi :slight_smile:

well here is my system information;

  Kernel: 5.3.7-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.3-x86_64 
  root=UUID=c376f9e5-0b29-41e9-9322-3f2ec652fedc rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.24.12 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81FS v: Lenovo E41-25 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo E41-25 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0K88286 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 7UCN27WW(V2.01) date: 01/30/2019 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 13.8 Wh condition: 47.9/48.0 Wh (100%) volts: 10.6/10.8 
  model: LG PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging 
  Topology: Dual Core model: AMD PRO A4-4350B R4 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G 
  bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Excavator family: 15 (21) model-id: 70 (112) 
  stepping: N/A microcode: 6006705 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 9985 
  Speed: 1297 MHz min/max: 1300/2500 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1404 2: 1337 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  disabled, RSB filling 
  Device-1: AMD Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:98e4 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.33.0 5.3.7-2-MANJARO LLVM 9.0.0) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.2 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:01.1 chip ID: 1002:15b3 
  Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:09.2 chip ID: 1022:157a 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.7-2-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0042 
  Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 3-1.4:3 
  chip ID: 0cf3:e500 
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 7.98 GiB (1.7%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS545050A7E660 
  size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: B230 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw size: 465.46 GiB size: 457.16 GiB (98.22%) 
  used: 7.98 GiB (1.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 53.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 53 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 161 Uptime: 1h 16m Memory: 3.80 GiB used: 1.02 GiB (27.0%) 
  Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 
  running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.36

That adapter is known for having firmware issues, just look at the forum posts and search for a solution:

There isn't even a driver loaded for your wifi card. I'd suggest you first try a different kernel , unless such a new Kernel is absolutely necessary. Maybe start with 4.19.
If you still have you issues afterwards this thread might help you:

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Okay mate let me try and i will let you know :blush:

Mate i downgraded my kernel to 4.19 and even lesser but the problem continues :frowning:

Still the driver status is N/A

Have you tried installing the kvallo firmware from Github. There are countless posts on the forum regarding this adapter. If you use kernel 4.14 or earlier you must use the version 5 firmware. On kernels 4.19 and above you must use version 6 firmware. Some people have luck renaming the version 6 firmware to version 5 (or vice versa).

There are many many different things you can attempt to fix your issue. Most have all been posted numerous times on the forum. Search your adapter model for fixes you can test. Generally you will find modifying your firmware will be the most likely solution.

Post any and all fixes you have attempted. If you want to find a solution, helpers must know exactly which methods you have attempted to correct your issue.

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Mate I am new to linux, can you guide me how to install kvallo from Github :sweat_smile:

I will try those and let you know the progress mate @tbg

This should help:

If you are having issues following links, then perhaps this excerpt may be of help:

Update firmware

First download the firmware image from the links above. In this example we use firmware-2.bin_10.1.467.2-1 from QCA988X 10.1 directory. Then just copy that file as firmware-2.bin to the ath10k firmware directory:

You will be looking to copy the firmware-6.bin

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