View Full Version : [ubuntu] wireless card driver available in intrepid, but still not working

November 28th, 2008, 04:07 AM
I just made a fresh install of Intrepid on my laptop. When I got it booted up, I was excited because it said that there's a proprietary driver for my wireless card. It was activated by default, but wireless is still not working. In the "proprietary drivers" window, the driver is listed as:

Support for Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards.

When I was in Hardy, the following thread helped me to get my card working, but I don't want to go through complicated steps to fix the problem if there's already a driver available.



I ran the command "lspci -v | less" and got the following:

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 137a
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 19
Memory at f6000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: ath_pci

November 29th, 2008, 02:14 AM
I got the problem fixed using this thread:


The post that I found useful was #4 (installing linux-backports-modules-intrepid). Everything worked fine after that. Glad to see things are getting easier with newer distros