I'm new to mint (but am using gentoo and debian for years) so I know this is (probably) not mint specific but I'll ask here anyways (since the pc is running mint (14)).
The reason why I'm using mint is I think it's easy to use for newbies and so I installed a 64 bit version on my girlfriends pc (hopefully to erase windows xp someday ^^).
Anyways, since she has to use a wireless connection I need her wireless adapter to work so I tried the following:
1. Installing the debian/ubuntu packages for ar5523 - which worked but gave me a kernel panic after connecting to a network.
2. I tried to find 64 bit windows driver so I could use it with ndiswrapper since 32 bit doesn't work on 64 bit (I even tried that).
3. Since I'm not that bad with kernels I downloaded "-3.8.5-030805-generic_3.8.5-030805.201303281651" from somewhere (I think some-ubuntu-place) which worked fine too.
The reason I did the third try was because the ar5523 got merged in 3.8.x kernels.
So the problem in 3rd is (dmesg):
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[ 182.636071] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[ 182.769537] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=1385, idProduct=4251
[ 182.769544] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 182.769550] usb 1-4: Product: WG111T
[ 182.769555] usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Atheros Communications Inc
[ 182.769560] usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 1.0
[ 183.039158] usb 1-4: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 183.308067] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[ 183.440960] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=1385, idProduct=4250
[ 183.440967] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 183.440973] usb 1-4: Product: WG111T
[ 183.440978] usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Atheros Communications Inc
[ 183.440983] usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 1.0
[ 183.483357] usb 1-4: Unexpected command id: 12
[ 185.440262] usb 1-4: timeout waiting for command 01 reply
[ 185.440271] usb 1-4: could not initialize adapter
[ 185.440459] usb 1-4: RX USB error -2.
[ 185.440472] usb 1-4: error -1 when submitting rx urb
[ 185.440584] ar5523: probe of 1-4:1.0 failed with error -110
Thinks that may be useful:
uname -r: 3.8.5-030805-generic
lsusb: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1385:4250 Netgear, Inc WG111T
The Linux Mint is more or less completly clean, nothing "useless" installed or uninstalled.
I hope someone is able to help me .