I have an atheros based Netgear wireless card (see attached for lspci output). I have just installed Ubuntu on a brand new system (8.04 Hardy) and neither the onboard wifi (which I have now disabled in the bios) nor the netgear card work out of the box. Hardy has installed and enabled the Atheros HAL and support for Atheros cards which I can see in the Hardware drivers menu. This happened after i plugged the netgear card in (after giving up on the onboard wifi). However. iwconfig does not show a wireless interface so something is wrong. In dmesg I have:
[ 60.519497] wifi%d: request_irq failed
Which I think must be related. After searching around, I tried the suggestion of adding acpi=force to my kernel line in menu.list but this made no difference.
lsmod shows ath_hal and ath_pci are loaded.
Does anyone have any idea how I can get my card working?
dmesg and lspci output attached