Linux driver for mediatek MT7630E Wifi + Bluetooth combo chip
Friday, 04. October 2019 04:46 PM UTC
This repository is not maintained by @neurobin any more. If anyone is interested to take over, please leave a comment at https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E/issues/90
Easy installation package for Mediatek MT7630E Wifi + Bluetooth Combo Linux Driver. The official driver was found at http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/mt7630-pcie/ (this link no longer exists)
You need kernel headers to build the driver
As an example, on Debian and derivatives, assuming you're on an amd64 system:
sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-amd64
That's all for dependencies.
First give some file execution permission:
chmod +x install test uninstall bpatch
Now to install it, run:
To test it without installing, run:
To uninstall, run:
To install with dkms:
sudo make dkms
The driver will automatically load at startup...
Pass the kernel version as an argument with install or uninstall script:
sudo ./install kernel-version sudo ./uninstall kernel-version sudo ./test kernel-version
make, the argument shall be
sudo make dkms KERNEL=kernel-version sudo make install KERNEL=kernel-version
For kernel 3.13 - 3.16 bluetooth may work without any extra efforts, but for higher kernels it may not work at all. A kernel patch for the bluetooth driver may be needed to get it up and working.
If wifi works after installing the driver but bluetooth doesn't, you should first check if bluetooth is hard/soft blocked. If it is blocked then remove the block, but if that's not the case then we have a patch for you that you can apply to your kernel.
To check if bluetooth is hard/soft blocked, run
rfkill list. It will show you something like this:
1: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no
If it is soft blocked, you can unblock it with:
If it is hard blocked then check if your PC has some kind of switch to turn it on or may be a key combination or a little haggle in the BIOS settings (you will have to investigate).
sudo rfkill unblock bluetooth
If there is no block or unblocking from blocked state didn't do any good, then you should try the patch.
Without running all those commands manually, you can use the bpatch script to automatically patch it for you.
The bpatch script downloads the kernel source and tries to patch the bluetooth driver and insert the compiled module in the right place automatically. To apply patch with the bpatch script all you need to do is run it with root privilege.
If you want to undo this patch:
sudo ./bpatch -u
If you have already downloaded the kernel source, then give the source directory path as an argument to the bpatch script with
sudo ./bpatch -sd /path/to/kernel/source/dir
Note: The bpatch script is for debian based systems and make sure to enable source code repository before running it. For Ubuntu this link may help you enabling the source repository.
If you installed the driver with the
install script, you will have to reinstall the drivers when you upgrade your kernel.
To do so, run:
If you don't uninstall, you will face problems like this:
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'mt7630e': Exec format error modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'mt76xx': Exec format error
If you install with dkms then you won't need to uninstall/install for minor kernel updates. Major kernel updates may still need update/uninstall/install though.
Not being signed, this driver is not expected to work on secure boot.
The original source was taken from https://github.com/kuba-moo/mt7630e Some patches for extended kernel support are taken from https://github.com/benjarobin/MT7630E
Note: Even though the original source was taken from kuba-moo, it no longer resembles that of the original. If you want to apply a patch that works with other sources, be ware that the line number and content may or may not match i.e you will have to be careful applying patches.
Please do all pull requests against the master branch. The
release branch is for releases only.