I just got a brand new Dell XPS 13 9310 and tried to install Fedora in a Dual Boot configuration. That went well, except that Fedora doesn’t see the wireless network interface…
The card is a Qualcomm Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX500-DBS, which, I believe, is supposed to be supported by the ath11k driver. Unfortunately, although it seems this driver is part of the kernel sources, it seems it is not compiled by default for Fedora…
grep ATH11 /boot/config-5.8.15*
Output of lspci -v:
0000:55:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Qualcomm Device 1101
Subsystem: Bigfoot Networks, Inc. Device a501
Can I somehow find the appropriate drivers, or am I stuck with Windows 10 for a long time?
We’ve just received our shipment of the 9310 as well. This came as a pretty big suprise (the AX500-DBS), we’d been using 9300 for a little while now which seem to have come with the AX1650. Dell’s webpage for the 9310 lists the AX1650 card… we totally didn’t catch this before our order shipped (we got a lot of these, all are intended to be Silverblue machines).
I’d love to know if this card would be getting inclusion into the kernel anytime soon, right now though I’m asking Dell if they can do an exchange. It’s frustrating that these AX500-DBS cards are showing up in machines that specifically call out the AX1650.
After building the new local kernel and installing it, I have a ath11k driver that I can modprobe, but that’s it. It still doesn’t recognise my AX500. No kernel messages that indicate anything.
BTW, the instructions in the Ubuntu on XPS15 link regarding the firmware blobs (copying them to /lib/firmware) is not correct, at least not for the paths given, so I had to improvise a bit. Still not sure if that is the cause of the non-functioning, but then at least I’d have expected an error message in dmesg.
Thanks, yeah that is yet another card (Intel), and I believe, yet another (slightly older) XPS 13 build. The 9130 is the latest (just out), and comes with the Qualcomm chip. I managed to use the latest Rawhide (5.10.0-0.rc4) which manages to connect to my AP (yay!), but after putting it to sleep for a while, it lost the whole card; cannot even rmmod ath11k
Note that the 5.10 kernels have ath11k from rc2 onwards. I tested with rc6, where the WiFi does not survive a suspend/resume cycle (even if it’s s2idle). The 5.11 rc kernel (rawhide) has stable WiFi though.
I’ve performed several shutdown/resume cycles in Fedora rawhide (5.12.0) . I just did another cycle and there are no anomalies in the log. I’ve been running for days with no issues at all. When Fedora 23 beta comes out I’ll probably give that a try.