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brett-
May 21st, 2009, 03:12 PM
I can't figure this one out. My PC froze while running update manager (I traced the crash to CPU overheating caused by thick dust built up on the heat sink and corrected). At this point the wireless connection is not working.

lshw -

*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR2413 802.11bg NIC
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10

ifconfig -

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:39 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:39 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4084 (4.0 KB) TX bytes:4084 (4.0 KB)

From the live CD the wireless card is detected and all is well.

lshw -

*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: AR2413 802.11bg NIC
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
logical name: wifi0
version: 01
serial: 00:11:50:6f:cb:60
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath_pci ip=192.168.0.2 latency=168 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 module=ath_pci multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

ifconfig -

ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:50:6f:cb:60
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:21 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1928 (1.9 KB) TX bytes:3285 (3.2 KB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:432 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:432 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:27072 (27.0 KB) TX bytes:27072 (27.0 KB)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-11-50-6F-CB-60-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1114 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:13529
TX packets:235 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:92547 (92.5 KB) TX bytes:14187 (14.1 KB)
Interrupt:18

Any kind (or not) hints are welcome? I dread a re-install.

superprash2003
May 21st, 2009, 05:48 PM
while booting ( grub ) choose an older kernel and see if that works.

brett-
May 21st, 2009, 06:38 PM
Thanks, that worked. ):P I then edited grub/menu.lst, and set "default" to last good kernel. Is there a way to remove the offending kernel?

superprash2003
May 22nd, 2009, 05:29 AM
well dont completely remove it , wait for a while and login to that kernel and perform updates , it may get fixed soon