View Full Version : [ubuntu] Atheros AR5212 Not Work - Cant install linux-restricted-modules

December 7th, 2010, 04:07 AM

I am trying to get my laptop on-board wireless card working, and from browsing the web it looks like i should install the linux-restricted-modules...

I am using Lucid with an Atheros AR5212 chipset.

However it says the package cant be found:

~$ sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-2.6.32-21-generic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.32-21-generic
I have the restricted repositories enabled and all the update repositories.
Is the restricted modules still available for Lucid?

Also, is 'linux-restricted-modules' even the right package i need to get the wireless working as it does not show up in iwconfig nor does any of its LEDs come on when i switch the switch?

Any ideas?

December 7th, 2010, 07:52 AM
I really need to get the on board wireless working.

December 7th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Try enabling backports? Sometimes that helps, sometimes not.