[SATLUG] Atheros wifi driver installation
horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 21:54:37 CDT 2009
Andrew Pickens wrote:
> Because of my great ignorance, I hesitated to jump in, but, what the
> heck. I spent all of last summer trying to get WiFi working on the
> 64-bit version of Umbutu 8.04. Finally, someone on list (Jim)
> suggested I try the 32-bit version. I did and the problem was solved.
> Ndiswrapper wouldn't accept a 32-bit Win driver for a 64-bit program.
For me, it didn't matter which Ubu I used -- tried 7.10/32bit,
8.04/32&64, and now 8.10/32. In the latter, I'm showing that the
drivers are engaged and in use in the reserved hardware section, but no
network tool shows a wifi card of any kind - not even iwconfig. Ubuntu
web site says the ath5k driver may be blacklisted somewhere in the
system. That's my next hunt, unless someone has a better idea...
> Andy Pickens
> ed wrote:
>> Hi folks... My current Acer Aspire 3050 laptop is dying - overall
>> performance drop, keys sticking or not writing, screen darkening and
>> forever running hot. I've replaced it with a newer Acer Aspire 5155
>> (AMD Athlon 64 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM). Problem: While the 3050 had a
>> Broadcom wifi card, and I'd finally discovered how to make the
>> restricted drivers work, the new 5155 has an Atheros wifi card, and
>> I'm lost again... I've loaded Ubuntu 8.04LTS (fresh load), and the
>> system says its using the Atheros restricted driver(s), but I'm not
>> even seeing a wifi light, much less connecting to anything. Wired
>> networking/internet runs just fine and everything else runs cherry.
>> Any suggestions?
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