Linux: Atheros QCA6174′s Bluetooth disappearing after reboot

When Bluetooth goes poof Having rebooted my computer after a few months of continuous operation, I suddenly failed to use my Bluetooth headphones. It took some time to figure out that the problem wasn’t with the Cinnamon 3.8.9 fancy stuff, nor the DBus interface, which produced error messages. There was simply no Bluetooth device in [...]

5 GHz Wifi access point on Linux Mint 19 / Atheros

+ how to just compile an Ubuntu distribution kernel without too much messing around. Introduction It’s not a real computer installation if the Wifi works out of the box. So these are my notes to self for setting up an access point on a 5 GHz channel. I’ll need it somehow, because each kernel upgrade [...]

SOLVED: Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ with “hardware-disabled” Wifi

Overview Having a Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ (non-pro) running Ubuntu 14.04.1, I couldn’t get Wireless LAN up and running, as the WLAN NIC appeared to be “hardware locked”. This is the summary of how I solved this issue. If you’re not interested in the gory details, you may jump right to bottom, where I offer [...]

Wifi Access Point on my desktop with USB dongles

Introduction These are my rather messy notes as I set up a wireless access point on my desktop (Fedora 12) running a home-compiled 3.12.20 Linux kernel. Somewhere below (see “Rubbish starts here”) I’ve added things that I tried out but lead nowhere. Beware. I began with two USB dongles, 8188EU and 8192CU. I got 8188EU [...]