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Vegetarianrage
April 28th, 2008, 01:02 AM
I FINALLY GOT THIS TRASH TO WORK! :KS:KS

I'm running Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS on a HP DV6700 series laptop with the Atheros 5007eg wireless card.

I, myself, am a complete noob, so I'm writing this for other noobs. This is EXACTLY what I did step by step. Change things at your own risk!

Download http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz (http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz) to the desktop.

Open a terminal and execute the following. I know you shouldn't blindly run terminal commands but seeing as I don't know what most of this means myself, I can assure you there is nothing intentionally malicious in it. :D

Make sure there are no current madwifi drivers running.



sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
cd ~/Desktop/
tar -xf madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz
cd madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007
make
sudo unload
sudo make install


Now restart and pray! Make sure your hardware kill switch is in the on position.

NOTE: THE WIRELESS LIGHT WILL REMAIN RED EVEN IF THE DRIVER WORKS.
Make sure there are no current madwifi drivers running. (I think that's what the "unload" command does but I really don't know.)

Nitewalker
April 28th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Thanks, don't know what you came up with but got me up and running for now. I have an Acer 5100 with an Atheros AR2413 card, and I followed your post and it brought it up and running....thanks for the post

eddywashere
April 28th, 2008, 07:25 PM
I FINALLY GOT THIS TRASH TO WORK! :KS:KS

I'm running Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS on a HP DV6700 series laptop with the Atheros 5007eg wireless card.

I, myself, am a complete noob, so I'm writing this for other noobs. This is EXACTLY what I did step by step. Change things at your own risk!

Download http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz (http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz) to the desktop.

Open a terminal and execute the following. I know you shouldn't blindly run terminal commands but seeing as I don't know what most of this means myself, I can assure you there is nothing intentionally malicious in it. :D

Make sure there are no current madwifi drivers running.



sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
cd ~/Desktop/
tar -xf madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz
cd madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007
make
sudo unload
sudo make install


Now restart and pray! Make sure your hardware kill switch is in the on position.

NOTE: THE WIRELESS LIGHT WILL REMAIN RED EVEN IF THE DRIVER WORKS.
Make sure there are no current madwifi drivers running. (I think that's what the "unload" command does but I really don't know.)

I had a problem with your code, but what worked the second time around was



sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
cd ~/Desktop/
tar -xf madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz
cd madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007
make
sudo make unload
sudo make install

Vegetarianrage
April 30th, 2008, 11:56 PM
I had a problem with your code, but what worked the second time around was



sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
cd ~/Desktop/
tar -xf madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz
cd madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007
make
sudo make unload
sudo make install


Thanks for the fix. I must have written down what I did incorrectly. I'm still figuring out how this "make" concept works.

paraplegicpanda
May 1st, 2008, 03:57 PM
If this doesn't work for you the first time around, try this:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
cd ~/Desktop/
tar -xf madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz
cd madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007
make
sudo make clean
sudo make unload
sudo make install

Skillachi
May 1st, 2008, 09:12 PM
a slightly off-topic question, how did you end up with that kind of wireless card. I am running a 6700t and i have an intel wireless card. Or does that card come with the amd processor?

I had no install problems with my card though, it worked once hardy was installed

Vegetarianrage
May 4th, 2008, 03:38 AM
HP seems to be pretty sketchy with their hardware choices these days. I get the feeling we're all "beta testers" for their vista-oriented laptops. They are swapping out a lot of different devices. For example, older dv67xx laptops have conexant sound, which is unfortunate for linux fans like myself. Newer ones are using realtek, I think. Interestingly enough, some of their choices for hardware don't even work right in windows!:lolflag: The built in webcam has serious driver issues that often prevent it from functioning what-so-ever. Works like a charm in Ubuntu :KS.... now if I could only find a program that works so that I can use it! :mad:

weirdfrog
May 4th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks Vegetarianrage- this worked on my asus a8dca1. Hardy, upgraded from Gutsy.

nicedude
May 16th, 2008, 07:37 AM
There is more that should be done to remove the restricted madwifi drivers that are installed with hardy 32bit by default. I remove them completely as well as jockey the restricted driver manager since it is not needed and is pretty silly try at making linux as simple as windows. I would rather install my own drivers and have the best/newest ones for my equipment than let some half baked program run my important devices for me. Its not hard to install drivers for your graphics and for Wifi which is what jockey covers anyway.

I just made a complete guide to install ar5007 support in 32bit Hardy correctly with madwifi patched drivers step by step with links to everything needed.

I dont know if you have already solved your situation or not, but if not my method is 100% for 32bit Hardy 8.04

Here is the link to my guide
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=795984