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August 31st, 2010, 05:47 PM
I am quite new with Ubuntu and I am still learning how things are done.
This is my story: after having a slow and problematic Windows installation I decided to switch to Ubuntu. This is a new install of Ubuntu on a machine that had Windows XP. During installation I got this error: There was an error with the installation, therefore a window console will open. After clicking OK, the installation finished OK. But the wireless card is not recognized. When rebooting there is an error message:
[ 13.466668] ath5k phy0: POST Failed !!!

Below are some more details about the problem. I searched the net but could not find any hints for this specific problem. Any help is welcomed. Thank you.

1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop):
SOYO Desktop AMD64 Athlon 2.6 GHz, 512MB, 80GB
2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset:
lspci -nn | grep Atheros
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC [168c:001a] (rev 01)
3 ) check interface:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.
4 ) Check for modules:
$ lsmod
ath5k 121792 0
ath5k 121792 0

5 ) Kernel boot messages
$dmesg | grep ath
[ 0.302404] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.302411] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 13.460218] ath5k 0000:00:0b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[ 13.460322] ath5k 0000:00:0b.0: registered as 'phy0'
[ 13.466668] ath5k phy0: POST Failed !!!
[ 13.489503] ath5k 0000:00:0b.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 13.489543] ath5k: probe of 0000:00:0b.0 failed with error -11
6 ) Network configuration
$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network:0 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 cap_list
configuration: latency=40 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10
resources: memory:dffe0000-dffeffff
description: Ethernet interface
product: VT6102 [Rhine-II]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
logical name: eth0
version: 74
serial: 00:0b:6a:11:49:9e
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.4.3 duplex=half latency=32 link=no maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:23 ioport:d800(size=256) memory:dfffee00-dfffeeff

7 ) Scan for networks:
$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

8 ) Ubuntu Version:
$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS

9 ) Kernel/architecture (including 32 vs. 64 bit):
$ uname -mr
2.6.32-24-generic i686

10 ) Restarting the network:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]