View Full Version : [ubuntu] AR242x Failing to work after installation of wicd

August 11th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Currently running Ubuntu (Jaunty) on an HP G60-455DX. Been using Ubuntu for three weeks or so without flaw. I recently installed wicd to replace network-manager-gnome, which resulted in my computer losing any information about wlan0, ath0, wmaster0, etc. I reinstalled network-manager-gnome and removed wicd, but I still have no wireless internet. lspci shows
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01). iwconfig -
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.
Since the loss of Wireless internet I have installed linux-backports-modules-jaunuty and have attempted to use madwifi and ndiswrapper; but to no avail. I used to run ArchLinux, so I checked /etc/modules.d/blacklist but found that the file didn't exist. To my surprize /etc/modules/blacklist didn't exist either. Anyway... kinda lost here so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I am dual-booting with Vista, which came with the laptop and I have no CD for. Also I attempted to wipe the Ubuntu partition (In order to preform a clan install), but found that DBAN did not recognize that my main hard drive had been partitioned.

August 12th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Umm... any ideas?

August 13th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Okay I fixed it... here's how to do it.

cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)Once there delete all modules used by madwifi...
Then download the most recent file contained inside madwifi-hal- from http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/
Put that file onto your desktop and run the following code.

tar -xvf madwifi-hal-
cd madwifi-hal- simply make the file...

make clean
sudo make
sudo make installThen add your module to /etc/modules

sudo gedit /etc/modulesFor my wireless card I added "ath_pci" (without quotes)
After all that a simple reboot finishes the job and my wifi card (finally) started working!

P.S. Never install wicd on Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) it removes all modules and leaves you without wireless internet!

October 3rd, 2009, 03:29 PM
Iacoi you sad "Once there delete all modules used by madwifi..." but how can i know wich is one is madwifi mod?