I was running the latest 4.14 kernel provided by Manjaro. Never needed to bump it up to another version. I was on Manjaro 18.0.1. I kept having to load a firmware file from here: https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware-20180825.fea76a0-1-any.pkg.tar.xz following the instructions I found here: [Solved] Oct 2018 updates caused wireless connection problem with QCA9377 network adaptor.
My question would be why have they dropped support from this card for the firmware? I tried the most recent december firmware and the same problem which is no detection of my wi-fi card. I have temporarily gone to Ubuntu 18.04.1 as I found it very annoying to always need to load this older firmware. However I still prefer Manjaro and would like to see this problem remedied.
Does anyone know of a bug report somewhere for this? Or why this happened to begin with?