I am writing to get some help with enabling atheros drivers for my beagleboard xm. I have used the image 3.14.2-armv7-x5 (http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#BeagleBoard_xM) .
If i run lsusb on the board i can see my TP-LINK TL-WN722N wireless adapter listed as :
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
However when i run iwconfig i donot see my wlan1 network interface. Also if i run modinfo ath9k, it says Module ath9k not found which means that the driver for this wireless adapter is not present.
I have searched a lot on the internet but i cannot find a solution. The most relevant post is as follows:
In this post AndrewTaneGlen says that “it has since become clearer that building the drivers into the kernel as modules is far simpler and obviously less prone to tool-chain dependency problems faced when building it separately.”
I tried to compile the linux kernel from scratch by using the most recent stable version 3.14.5 ( https://www.kernel.org/) and i tried to enable Atheros wireless card support [image attached].
I have found this method very difficult and time consuming as i am a beginner in linux and very novice to compiling kernels. I tried to get the uiimage from my compliled kernel but my beagleboard-xm does not boot.So something is not working.
If someone can please guide me on steps i can take to enable atheros drivers for my beagleboard-xm either by compiling the linux kernel from scratch or making changes on the 3.14.2-armv7-x5 image, i will really appreciate it.
I look forward to a response.