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DracoJesi
April 27th, 2009, 09:31 AM
ok, I uprgraded to 9.04,

no wireless, so I download compat-wireless and install it....

it seems to work except a few errors, and I get a new wireless driver...

Alternate Atheros "madwifi" driver, I don't really remember but I didn't think my old driver was Atheros... (when I activate the driver, is gets disabled just as quick...


anyway, still no wireless, but look at lshw...


*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 0a:d3:24:b3:99:10
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes



Disabled, oh no!, but that seems to refer to my ethernet...

but maybe this is why I can't see the pc in the other room...

what really worries me is that I didn't see anything from lshw that mentioned my built in wifi....... hopefully I missed it...

from ifconfig


lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:135 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:135 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:16167 (16.1 KB) TX bytes:16167 (16.1 KB)


Edit: found it in lshw


*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0


driver issue?

chili555
April 27th, 2009, 12:16 PM
it seems to work except a few errors, and I get a new wireless driver...If you got errors in 'make' or 'sudo make install' then you have not built a driver.
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
UNCLAIMED means no driver has attached. Does it still show as UNCLAIMED if you manually insert the driver?
sudo modprobe ath5kIncidentally, I tried to build the compat-wireless package myself, from several version numbers and never got it built correctly.

DracoJesi
April 27th, 2009, 11:03 PM
hmm you to huh? I'll try that command and see what happens

thanks...

Edit: it worked like a charm, thanks a bunch :)

DracoJesi
April 28th, 2009, 06:41 AM
ok, the celebration was a little premature...

It fixed the problem, but I have to manually set it up every time I reboot, now, this is a major inconvenience, not so much that I have to do it, but I might forget the command....http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-xp/future.aspxrs

so I used a new feature in compiz I happened to see, configure key bindings to commands, handy...

so not much of a big deal, if theres no workaround here...

but trying anyways, how can i set it to load when Ubuntu starts?

chili555
April 28th, 2009, 01:08 PM
The usual way to load a module automatically at boot is:
sudo gedit /etc/modulesAdd a new line, all by itself:
ath5kProofread, save and close. Let us know if it works.