View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help with HP Pavillion dv9700 wireless

April 20th, 2009, 09:38 AM
I just installed Ubuntu Jaunty on an HP Pavillion dv9700 as a dual boot with Windows XP. I was expecting to have a few problems since I installed Jaunty a bit early, and since I knew that there were problems on previous releases with the wireless card. But I'd read that Jaunty supported the HP's Atheros wireless card, so I installed it. Well, the wireless doesn't work. I've activated the driver through System>Administration>Hardware Drivers, but I've got nothing. It acts like the wireless switch is turned off. Can anyone tell me how to fix this??

April 20th, 2009, 11:39 AM
My struggles with the Atheros card in my wife's laptop led me to stop pestering her about moving to Linux, which is to say that I completely understand your frustration.

This is a link to one of dozens of tutorials about this on the web (many are out of date). This method seemed simplest to me:

http://unsharptech.com/2008/10/31/atheros-wireless-in-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex/ (http://unsharptech.com/2008/10/31/atheros-wireless-in-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex/)

April 20th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I'm not sure how to get any of the tutorials to work with out the internet to start with because it's a new install and I need to run the update manager first. I was really hoping that Jaunty would have fixed this problem... Any other thoughts?