View Full Version : [ubuntu] Running a laptop with the 8.04 Server kernel - no Atheros?!

Jim March
April 26th, 2008, 07:46 AM
The REASON I'm running the server kernel is that Hardy has a persistent bug in some systems causing random freezups...in my case every three-four hours on average. Proper bug reports have been filed by a bunch of people, myself included.

It's been a stone-cold beech to sort out, but one of the few cures known so far is to run the server kernel:

sudo apt-get install linux-server

Problem: when running the server kernel, my Atheros-based WiFi doesn't work.

At this moment I'm running the desktop kernel. And I get:

jim@thecritter:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"Integrity" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:11:24:A5:A8:E1
Bit Rate:12 Mb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=55/70 Signal level=-36 dBm Noise level=-91 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:7 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


According to Synaptic, the Madwifi module is in the server kernel package I have installed.

Can anybody help sort this out?