View Full Version : [ubuntu] wireless wont work on satelitte pro l40 - aetheros 5700eg

January 31st, 2009, 12:12 PM
have search hi and low to solve my aetheros issue and everything seems to crash my pc to the piont were I have to re-install ubuntu.

I have a satelitte pro l40 with an aetheros 5700eg wireless card and im running ubuntu 8.10 i have no way of using internet on pc with ubuntu. can anyone help?


January 31st, 2009, 01:25 PM
Hello Mark,

Did you already found this solution?

It worked like a charm on my Fujitsu with Atheros card.

Kind regards,

January 31st, 2009, 02:13 PM
thanks for reply but cant get on the internet on the pc with ubuntu on it.


January 31st, 2009, 02:28 PM
And what if you download all these files and put them on a usb to that other pc?

January 31st, 2009, 09:09 PM
the closest i've come to making it work is:

i downloaded madwifi 0.9.4 and copied it from a usb stick into the /usr/src folder and decompressed the tarbell.

i change directory to: /usr/src/madwifi-0.9.4

which is fine

then i try to make the drivers

sudo make clean -> works fine
sudo make -> the first time it prompted to remove old drivers which i did but it comes up with make: *** [modules] Error 2
sudo make install ->which comes up with make: *** [install-modules] Error 1

i seem to be getting close but have got a feeling i'm missing something stupidly simple ](*,)!!

any ideas??

January 31st, 2009, 10:48 PM
Yes. There is another thread on the same forum page which brings up some useful ideas/pointers/links: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1056146.