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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Thank you all!
    The modified driver works like a charm for me running Ubuntu 12 on a Novatech Nspire laptop (available without bundled OS)
    Today is a happy day.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by jrave View Post
    Thank you all!
    The modified driver works like a charm for me running Ubuntu 12 on a Novatech Nspire laptop (available without bundled OS)
    Today is a happy day.
    Likewise.

    Cheers everyone.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Thanks for these instructions I can confirm it works with the Novatech nSpire N1507 as well (http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/ran...piren1507.html)

    It was in fact a little easier, only had to make the modifications to the wireless drives didnt have the fatal warnings when doing a sudo modprobe ath9k after the first compile.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    I hate to do this, but I just got back from the shop with a Novatech Ultrabook N1403 & am having the same problem with my wireless. Unfortunately I think I have a little more difficulty following all these instructions & methods than the rest of you do! Should I go from stage 1 of this thread & follow it through as best I can or do I not need to? How exactly did you fix the problem last time with the minimum of steps?

    Sorry to be struggling, any help appreciated.

    joe.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedwinjim View Post
    I hate to do this, but I just got back from the shop with a Novatech Ultrabook N1403 & am having the same problem with my wireless. Unfortunately I think I have a little more difficulty following all these instructions & methods than the rest of you do! Should I go from stage 1 of this thread & follow it through as best I can or do I not need to? How exactly did you fix the problem last time with the minimum of steps?

    Sorry to be struggling, any help appreciated.

    joe.
    Patched together from Wild Man and Chili's efforts:

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    The Wild Man and I are looking at a thread here: http://www.digipedia.pl/usenet/thread/18835/36627/

    It suggests using the driver ath9k but it says:That's what we're going to do; add the device ID to the driver files and compile a new version.
    Please be sure you have a wired ethernet connection and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    Now go here and download compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 to your desktop.
    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Do...ng_the_tarball

    When you have the file on your desktop, right-click it and select Extract Here. Open the folder it extracts and drill down to drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k.
    Open the file pci.c with any text editor such as gedit. Add your device ID as follows:

    static DEFINE_PCI_DEVICE_TABLE(ath_pci_id_table) = {
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0023) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0024) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0027) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0029) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002A) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002B) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002C) }, /* PCI-E 802.11n bonded out */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002D) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002E) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0030) }, /* PCI-E AR9300 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0032) }, /* PCI-E AR9485 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0033) }, /* PCI-E AR9580 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0034) }, /* PCI-E AR9462 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0037) }, /* PCI-E */
    { 0 }
    };
    Caution! Spacing, punctuation, etc. are crucial.
    Proofread twice before saving and closing gedit. All the text before and after the line I've highlighted remains unchanged.

    In the file drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/hw.c, change around line 680 as I've highlighted:
    Code:
    case AR9300_DEVID_AR9485_PCIE:
    	case AR9300_DEVID_AR9330:
    	case AR9300_DEVID_AR9340:
    	case AR9300_DEVID_AR9580:
    	case AR9300_DEVID_AR9462:
            case AR9485_DEVID_AR1111:
    		break;
    	default:
    		if (common->bus_ops->ath_bus_type == ATH_USB)
    			break;
    Also modify drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/hw.h around line 51 as highlighted:
    Code:
    #define AR9300_DEVID_AR9340	0x0031
    #define AR9300_DEVID_AR9485_PCIE 0x0032
    #define AR9300_DEVID_AR9580	0x0033
    #define AR9300_DEVID_AR9462	0x0034
    #define AR9300_DEVID_AR9330	0x0035
    #define AR9485_DEVID_AR1111	0x0037
    
    #define AR5416_AR9100_DEVID	0x000b
    
    #define	AR_SUBVENDOR_ID_NOG	0x0e11
    #define AR_SUBVENDOR_ID_NEW_A	0x7065
    #define AR5416_MAGIC		0x19641014
    Now in the terminal:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-05-10 <--or whatever version was extracted, if not 2012-05-10
    sudo su
    ./scripts/driver-select ath9k
    make
    make install
    exit
    Reboot and give the Wild Man a reason to cheer.

    EDIT: Reference for driver dawgs: http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-w.../msg95047.html

    If you have installed ndiswrapper:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Man View Post
    Hi, also remove ndiswrapper like this:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rf ndiswrapper
    sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
    sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/* 
    sudo depmod -a
    Thanks chili555.
    You can avoid a reboot if you are comfortable to do so after the `make install` by following the instructions it gives you.
    Something like:
    Code:
    sudo make wlunload
    sudo modprobe ath9k

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    Red face Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    I hate being dumb, although I am good at it. But when I follow the link to get the base code to change:

    Now go here and download compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 to your desktop.
    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Do...ng_the_tarball

    I end up on the following page
    http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...table_releases

    and I have no idea which file I am supposed to use to edit for my ar9462 wireless.

    Any help for the hopeless?
    Pax Vobiscum
    ...mark

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by rabideau View Post
    I hate being dumb, although I am good at it. But when I follow the link to get the base code to change:

    Now go here and download compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 to your desktop.
    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Do...ng_the_tarball

    I end up on the following page
    http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...table_releases

    and I have no idea which file I am supposed to use to edit for my ar9462 wireless.

    Any help for the hopeless?
    The latest version 3.5.1.1snpc already contains the change but may or may not compile correctly depending on your kernel version. I suggest you start with that one and if you get through 'make' with no errors, you're all set. You may safely sudo make install and sudo modprobe ath9k.

    FYI:
    static DEFINE_PCI_DEVICE_TABLE(ath_pci_id_table) = {
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0023) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0024) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0027) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0029) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002A) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002B) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002C) }, /* PCI-E 802.11n bonded out */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002D) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002E) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0030) }, /* PCI-E AR9300 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0032) }, /* PCI-E AR9485 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0033) }, /* PCI-E AR9580 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0034) }, /* PCI-E AR9462 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0037) }, /* PCI-E AR1111/AR9485 */
    { 0 }
    };
    Yippee.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Thank you VERY MUCH! This fix is as 'slick as goose grease'.
    Pax Vobiscum
    ...mark

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    This fix is as 'slick as goose grease'.
    That's our goal!

    Glad it's working. You have compiled the driver only for your currently running kernel version. When Update Manager installs a later linux-image, aka kernel, you'll need to compile a driver for the new one after you reboot:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc  <--or wherever you extracted it
    make clean
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe ath9k
    Please retain these notes for that inevitable day.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Hi,

    I have an Atheros AR9462 card and I cannot connect to the net. I ead all he thread and I don't know if I can apply theses procedures to my case. I don' seem to have a problem with my device ID not appearing in modinfo ath9k.

    Anyway, I tried all sorts of solution proposed here and there and nothing works. I didn't try the madwifi nor the ndiswrapper solution though.

    Here's some of the output of commands suggested by Wild Man :

    Code:
    karine@karlinux:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS"
    Linux karlinux 3.2.0-30-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 24 16:52:48 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    karine@karlinux:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1083] (rev c0)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0696]
        Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    --
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0034] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc Device [11ad:6621]
        Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    Code:
    karine@karlinux:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1bcf:2c18 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. 
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04ca:3006 Lite-On Technology Corp. 
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c51b Logitech, Inc. V220 Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks
    karine@karlinux:~$ iwconfig
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=19 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
              
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    karine@karlinux:~$ rfkill list all
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    2: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    3: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    4: phy1: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    karine@karlinux:~$ lsmod
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    usbhid                 47199  0 
    hid                    99559  1 usbhid
    ath9k                 130564  0 
    rfcomm                 46621  12 
    bnep                   18139  2 
    parport_pc             32866  0 
    ppdev                  17113  0 
    binfmt_misc            17540  1 
    vesafb                 13844  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   224173  1 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32474  0 
    joydev                 17693  0 
    arc4                   12529  2 
    snd_hda_intel          33773  3 
    snd_hda_codec         127706  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13668  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                97188  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    snd_rawmidi            30748  1 snd_seq_midi
    mac80211              514621  1 ath9k
    acer_wmi               28418  0 
    sparse_keymap          13890  1 acer_wmi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                61896  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29990  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14540  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    ath9k_common           14053  1 ath9k
    snd                    78855  16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    btusb                  18295  2 
    ath9k_hw              400326  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    uvcvideo               72627  0 
    bluetooth             185573  23 rfcomm,bnep,btusb
    ath                    23827  3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    videodev               98259  1 uvcvideo
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32    17128  1 videodev
    psmouse                87692  0 
    fglrx                3263886  120 
    serio_raw              13211  0 
    soundcore              15091  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_piix4              13301  0 
    cfg80211              209821  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    k10temp                13166  0 
    wmi                    19256  1 acer_wmi
    rts_pstor             445196  0 
    video                  19596  0 
    mac_hid                13253  0 
    lp                     17799  0 
    parport                46562  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    atl1c                  40748  0
    Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance.

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