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    Re: ath9k

    can someone please write a device manager for ubuntu?
    every time i upgrade i have to spend 13 hours configuring the wifi...
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    Re: ath9k

    Quote Originally Posted by volanin View Post
    Answering requests, I have created a shell script that will compile the ath9k wireless driver for your kernel. You might be using any official ubuntu kernel (including kubuntu, xubuntu and ubuntu-studio), or a kernel that you compiled from source. This script will generate a custom deb package just for you!

    To use it, just extract the script from the tar.gz attached.
    Then run:

    Code:
    $ bash compat-wireless-ath9k-20080916.sh
    If you have compiled your own kernel from source, just run it like this:

    Code:
    $ bash compat-wireless-ath9k-20080916.sh --custom
    The script will generate a shiny new deb package for you!
    Please, try it and report any bugs to me here!


    ----

    Warning 1: This is still an experimental driver and might have some problems.
    Warning 2: You don't need this if you are using Intrepid Ibex Alpha. It's already included there!

    ----

    Current Version:
    compat-wireless-ath9k-20080916.tar.gz (Hosted at Rapidshare)

    Old Versions:
    compat-wireless-ath9k-20080907.tar.gz (Hosted at Rapidshare)
    compat-wireless-ath9k-20080806.tar.gz (Hosted at Rapidshare)
    this script has taken my (***slow, but functional) ath9k installation, broken it, and left me with no way to remove it.
    my computer completely froze (this is ubuntu, not windows right?)
    CTRL ALT F1 didnt work. had to force it off. when i turned it back on, i had no wireless
    Code:
    girdy@girdy-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ath9k
    FATAL: Error inserting ath9k (/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath9k/ath9k.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
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    Re: ath9k

    Quote Originally Posted by volanin View Post
    Do this:

    Code:
    sudo aptitude remove compat-wireless-ath9k-2.6.24-19-generic
    And then install the script generated DEB normally.
    There are conflicting files in these two packages, and the previous one is not being automatically removed. Just remove it manually as mentioned above and you are ready to go!
    i'm having the exact same problem he's having except i tried what you said
    ***Edit: I installed a version for 2/6.28-11-generic
    so i did
    Code:
    sudo aptitude remove compat-wireless-ath9k-2.6.28-11-generic
    and it throws this at me:
    Code:
    root@girdy-laptop:/home/girdy# sudo aptitude remove compat-wireless-ath9k-2.6.28-11-generic
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information      
    Initializing package states... Done
    Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "compat-wireless-ath9k-2.6.28-11-generic"
    Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "compat-wireless-ath9k-2.6.28-11-generic"
    No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 27 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information       
    Initializing package states... Done
    
    root@girdy-laptop:/home/girdy# 2.6.28-11-generic
    i love it when terminal just denies that things exists, especially when i know otherwise

    now i had no wireless at all. i already installed wireless drivers for 8.04, so i'm pretty experienced with it.
    what is going on here? what does it mean when it says it can't find it?
    it's right here under the "included files" tab of the DEB package:

    lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath9k/

    so does this mean that i dont get an uninstall? what if i just su a nautilus and go into that directory and just delete it? will that solve my problem?
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    Re: ath9k

    @asuastrophysics

    Hmmm... tough predicament... I used linux for a good while and recently switched to freeBSD, and my knowledge of .deb packages is very limited as I used Zenwalk (Slackware derivative), not Ubuntu. With all of those disclaimers out there, I'd say that the installation of the ath9k deb package did not work correctly. Aptitude is not seeing the package so something didn't go right.

    Is there a way to look for it in the GUI to see if your box even recognizes that package as being installed? Maybe you'll see it under a different name and that's the only issue.

    This post was around while I was using linux and trying to get wireless on my Macbook 2,1 and my recommendation to ALL people who read this is to ditch this method and simply compile in ath9k to your kernel. It has been around since 2.6.27.4 and we're at (just checked) 2.6.29.2!

    Here's some pretty decent instructions. There's others out there too. Anyway, just use this PAGEto enable the right options in your kernel and you're golden. Worked like a charm for me and there was no need to fiddle with these packages and scripts - it's built in!!!


    -John

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    Re: ath9k

    Oh!
    You shouldn't have used that script!
    The driver version included in the script is VERY old!

    It was created when Ubuntu first shipped the ath9k drivers.
    They were still very new and imature, and the script allowed
    people to try the newest version (at the time) without hassle.

    Open Synaptics Package Manager.
    Click on the STATUS button on the lower left side.
    The package should be listed under Installed (local or obsolete).
    This should allow you to cleanly remove it and restore the original drivers!

    Good Luck!

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    Re: ath9k

    Quote Originally Posted by volanin View Post
    Oh!
    You shouldn't have used that script!
    The driver version included in the script is VERY old!

    It was created when Ubuntu first shipped the ath9k drivers.
    They were still very new and imature, and the script allowed
    people to try the newest version (at the time) without hassle.

    Open Synaptics Package Manager.
    Click on the STATUS button on the lower left side.
    The package should be listed under Installed (local or obsolete).
    This should allow you to cleanly remove it and restore the original drivers!

    Good Luck!
    sorry man! forum posts will lead me (the novice) to install some really old s*** sometimes. i forget to check the date on the post, and your guide was the first thing that came up on google

    i got my drivers reconfigured by following the official ubuntu how-to for installing ath9k...probably should've checked that first.
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    Re: ath9k

    Quote Originally Posted by volanin View Post
    Oh!
    You shouldn't have used that script!
    The driver version included in the script is VERY old!

    It was created when Ubuntu first shipped the ath9k drivers.
    They were still very new and imature, and the script allowed
    people to try the newest version (at the time) without hassle.

    Open Synaptics Package Manager.
    Click on the STATUS button on the lower left side.
    The package should be listed under Installed (local or obsolete).
    This should allow you to cleanly remove it and restore the original drivers!

    Good Luck!
    thanks for updating your thread!

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    Re: ath9k

    Hi Volanin;

    Maybe I'm not even a newbie in Linux, but I have been learning these days how to crack a wep encryption with Backtrack 4 (and how to install drivers). I think I have a great tutorial to do this, the problem is that backtrack (running from a dvd image) doesn't detect my wireless card (atheros ar928x).
    I've tried installing the driver with your files, but in the second step the installation ask to me if I want to dowload 'something' from an url to complete the installation. Obviously I can't do that because I'm not connected to internet.
    I've been a couploe of days trying to find a solution for this...., but I'm not sure if I'm wasting my time...
    Any help will be higly appreciated.

    PD: Backtrack detects the wifi of the laptop of my girlfriend..., and all it's ok but at the middle of the process the OS freeze, maybe is a RAM thing (working with 500 Kb of memory, mine is 4 Gb)

    From Spain
    Regards,
    Kiron

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    Re: ath9k

    Dear all,
    Does this script help to fix the stability issues of the ath9k driver provided by Ubuntu?

    Jaunty doesn't fix these issues at all

    Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 2G is still a pain.
    For each complex problem, there is a simple solution, the wrong one.

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    Re: ath9k

    Quote Originally Posted by Romu View Post
    Dear all,
    Does this script help to fix the stability issues of the ath9k driver provided by Ubuntu?

    Jaunty doesn't fix these issues at all

    Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 2G is still a pain.
    no

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