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Atheros WiFi problem (solved)

Postby valathor on Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:54 pm

Hi I'm new here, and also a newbe to Linux(would've posted yesterday, but there was some kind of site maintenance)...

I bought this laptop like a week ago and it has vista on it... :cry:

Well I wanted Linux so I tried mint off of cd and it failed to detect my WiFi adaptor which is:

Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter

I thought maybe it was a cd thing, but I wanted to check before I installed Mint...

Also Vista doesn't show up as "dual-bootable", so I'm not sure if swapping back and forth would be easy(if I wanted to)...

Now I have used Ubuntu before and I didn't understand it, but off of cd I found Mint to be waaayyy better in many ways, it is much more user friendly(which for a newb is great)...


Gotta go to work when I come back I'll post more info on my machine if needed(I'm really worried about compatibility issues)

Any help would be greatly appreciated :P :P :P
Last edited by valathor on Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:21 pm

Vista will dual boot fine. Most linux distros use the grub boot loader. Once Mint is installed, it will have a grub screen and give you the option to boot into either OS when you boot the computer. Just take your time and read everything the installer is telling you. It will have a few options. One of them will shrink Vista, and install Mint in the freed space. Just be careful and don't erase Vista. I have the AR5007. It works great with ndiswrapper. If all you have is wireless, then you can get the drivers in Vista and move them to Mint. All commands are ran in a terminal:Menu>Accessories>Terminal. After installation to your HD, get the drivers
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wget http://blakecmartin.googlepages.com/ar5007eg-32
This will download them to your /home folder. Extract the drivers in your home folder
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tar xvf ar5007eg-*.tar.gz
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tar xvf ndiswrapper-newest.tar.gz
Install the driver
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sudo ndiswrapper -i net5211.inf
Load the driver into the kernel
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sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
Add ndiswrapper to your module list to be loaded at boot time
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echo “ndiswrapper” | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
Blaclist the native driver which doesn't work(problem with new kernel) and keep it from being loaded at each boot
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echo “blacklist ath_pci” | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Go to Menu>Administration>Hardware Drivers and disable ath_pci and ath_hal drivers. After a reboot, you should be good to go. If you want, you can load the live CD and post the output of
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lspci
from a terminal. This will show if everything is properly detected. Also
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lsusb
will show anything connected to a usb port. If you have anymore questions, just ask away. We hope to see you around!
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:53 am

Thanks for your reply :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Now when I went to install Mint and it asks if I wanted to transfer some "personal" data(I would assume bookmarks and such) I select yes...

At step 6 or 7 it says that mint couldn't detect a suitable OS to transfer data from( that's why I thought it couldn't detect Vista)

Also I did a resize and gave mint 30 gb to play with and at step 7 it said that all data in both partitions would be deleted so I stopped it...
I did a Guided resize I think....

Now If I were to eradicate Vista all together and just go Linux I would either need to be wired or put the drivers before hand on a USB drive, is that correct?

Some basic info on my computer:

H-P
Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 1.90 GHz
32-bit OS

Display Adapters:
NVIDIA GeForce 700M/nForce610M

Another Networking adapter besides Atheros:
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Last thing sound:
Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221
......

I'll probably put this info plus some in my signature :wink:

I was looking at the Wikki at the combatible computers section and mine wasn't on the list...
I really don't wanna play guinie pig so if any thinks there might be an issue other than the Atheros one of course please let me know ahead of time...

We hope to see you around!


Thanks, and I do plan on staying :wink:

EDIT:
I have 1 hard drive with 2 partitions already(HP is great ain't it...):
Local Disk (C:)
and
PRESARIO_RP(D:)
2.00 GB free of 11.5 GB

So my question is can't I install the Mint OS over (D:) and Just use (C:) for programs and such(guess I still thinking in windows...lol), or would it be better to overwrite the entire drive all together(if I choose to trash Vista)
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:31 am

It is up to you if you trash Vista. D: is your recovery partition, and C: is your Vista partition. If it were me, I would leave C: in case you have problems and need a backup OS until you get more comfortable with Mint. You can use the partition tool on the live CD before starting the installer:Menu>Administration>Partition Editor. I would shrink C: and delete the D: partition. Then in the empty space create a 1GB swap partition and create an EXT3 partition for Mint. When you go to install, tell the installer to mount the Mint partition you created as "/"(root). Since you did all of this manually, you will know exactly which partitions are being touched.

Now If I were to eradicate Vista all together and just go Linux I would either need to be wired or put the drivers before hand on a USB drive, is that correct?
This depends. You have a wired ethernet card in your laptop. If you have an ethernet connection, then it should work with Mint if you plug an ethernet cable into it. If you don't have one, then you will have to store the drivers somewhere to transfer them after install.

At step 6 or 7 it says that mint couldn't detect a suitable OS to transfer data from( that's why I thought it couldn't detect Vista)

That is the migration assistant. It tries to bring your settings from browsers, wallpaper, desktop settings and apply them to Ubuntu/Mint at first boot. It sounds like it chocked for some reason. It has nothing to do with dual booting.

I really don't see anything here that would suggest it won't work. If you could post the
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lspci
output from a terminal, we could see exactly what you have. Most HP PC's are pretty good with Linux.
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:01 am

I really don't see anything here that would suggest it won't work. If you could post the

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lspci

output from a terminal, we could see exactly what you have. Most HP PC's are pretty good with Linux.


Another dumb question: I would use the live CD for that right?
I am really that Linux illiterate, technically never used it(had Ubuntu once but tossed it after like 3 days of no Internet...)

Also as I type I'm making a "factory Backup" of my Vista(in case @#$% happens), and you wont believe this:

It takes 16 cd's for it to make a recovery "disk", still it would take 7 DVD's ...(I'm using cd's, lucky me :wink: )

All I can say is that's a lot of crap...considering Linux Mint comes on 1 easy to stash cd, And I can only make 1 set, so if something happens to 1 of the many cd's (which is likely) it's a done deal...

EDIT: again, thanks for your help :P :P :P
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:27 am

If your questions get too dumb, we will smack you around a little :lol: Yes, lspci is a linux command, so it has to be run with the live CD if Linux isn't installed. lspci will list all PCI devices on your PC. You can also run
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sudo lshw
(list hardware)You will get a lot more detailed info on more devices. It took 3 DVD's with a brand new Vista install for me. They do not compress anything. One thing that makes it so big is they put the recovery partition(D:), and the Vista partition(C:) on the backups.
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:41 pm

ok, I know this part of what I 'm saying should be in installs or something, but since It's kinda just me and you it seems....: (i hooked up a USB WiFi...it worked, now to get that driver....)

I deleted D:, and I shrank C: to 111.53 GB, leaving me with 121.36 GB of unallocated space...

Then I create a 1024 Mib(MB?) linux-swap created as??? :arrow: Primary partition or extended? I'll choose Primary...
tell me if I do somethin wrong :wink:


Then I'll make a 30720 MiB(MB i guess) ext3(why that particular file sys? I never heard of it, but what's the big diff from ext2 and FAT32?...you don't have to answer that, I could probably just google it :P ), and I presume Primary not extended here as well.... so That's 30 GB for Linux...

That leaves me with 90.35 GB of unallocated space to play with(thank god for a rather large and robust HD :mrgreen: )

.......

KK, now on step 4 of install, I did manual and selected the Mint partition as root(had to edit and I also selected "use Ext3 journal file sys" and I did NOT select format to partition(think we just did that))

last but not least info from 'lspci':
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00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
02:05.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:05.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
02:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
02:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)


AND from 'lshw' or i guess 'sudo lshw':
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mint                     
    description: Notebook
    product: Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    version: Rev 1
    serial: CNF8181GQJ
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
    configuration: boot=oem-specific chassis=notebook cpus=2 uuid=434E4638-3138-3147-514A-001E685A6C08
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: 30EA
       vendor: Quanta
       physical id: 0
       version: 86.09
       serial: None3
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Hewlett-Packard
          physical id: 0
          version: F.05 (12/07/2007)
          size: 109KiB
          capacity: 960KiB
          capabilities: isa pci pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb agp smartbattery
     *-cpu:0
          description: CPU
          product: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 3
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 15.8.2
          slot: Socket S1
          size: 1900MHz
          capacity: 1900MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 200MHz
          capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch ts fid vid ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps cpufreq
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 5
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 128KiB
             capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 6
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 256KiB
             capacity: 512KiB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-through unified
     *-memory:0
          description: System Memory
          physical id: b
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 2GiB
          capacity: 2GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
             physical id: 0
             slot: DIMM 1
             size: 1GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
             physical id: 1
             slot: DIMM 2
             size: 1GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
     *-cpu:1
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@1
          version: 15.8.2
          size: 1900MHz
          capacity: 1900MHz
          capabilities: cpufreq
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 0
             size: 128KiB
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 1
             size: 256KiB
     *-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
          description: RAM memory
          product: MCP67 Memory Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 5
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
          capabilities: ht bus_master cap_list
          configuration: latency=0
     *-isa
          description: ISA bridge
          product: MCP67 ISA Bridge
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 1
          bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: isa bus_master
          configuration: latency=0
     *-serial UNCLAIMED
          description: SMBus
          product: MCP67 SMBus
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 1.1
          bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: pm cap_list
          configuration: latency=0
     *-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
          description: RAM memory
          product: MCP67 Memory Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 1.2
          bus info: pci@0000:00:01.2
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
          configuration: latency=0
     *-processor UNCLAIMED
          description: Co-processor
          product: MCP67 Co-processor
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 1.3
          bus info: pci@0000:00:01.3
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: bus_master
          configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
     *-usb:0
          description: USB Controller
          product: MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 2
          bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3 module=ohci_hcd
     *-usb:1
          description: USB Controller
          product: MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 2.1
          bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: debug pm ehci bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3 module=ehci_hcd
     *-usb:2
          description: USB Controller
          product: MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: e
          bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3 module=ohci_hcd
     *-usb:3
          description: USB Controller
          product: MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 4.1
          bus info: pci@0000:00:04.1
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: debug pm ehci bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3 module=ehci_hcd
     *-ide:0
          description: IDE interface
          product: MCP67 IDE Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 6
          bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
          logical name: scsi0
          version: a1
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
          configuration: driver=pata_amd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3 module=pata_amd
        *-cdrom
             description: DVD-RAM writer
             product: DVD RW AD-7530B
             vendor: Optiarc
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/cdrom
             logical name: /dev/dvd
             logical name: /dev/scd0
             logical name: /dev/sr0
             logical name: /cdrom
             version: NH02
             capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
             configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime,relatime state=mounted status=ready
           *-medium
                physical id: 0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom
                logical name: /cdrom
                configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime,relatime state=mounted
     *-multimedia
          description: Audio device
          product: MCP67 High Definition Audio
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 7
          bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
          version: a1
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2 module=snd_hda_intel
     *-pci:0
          description: PCI bridge
          product: MCP67 PCI Bridge
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 8
          bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: pci ht subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
        *-system:0
             description: SD Host controller
             product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
             vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
             physical id: 5
             bus info: pci@0000:02:05.0
             version: 22
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=sdhci latency=64 module=sdhci
        *-system:1 UNCLAIMED
             description: System peripheral
             product: R5C843 MMC Host Controller
             vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
             physical id: 5.1
             bus info: pci@0000:02:05.1
             version: 12
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=64
        *-system:2 UNCLAIMED
             description: System peripheral
             product: R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
             vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
             physical id: 5.2
             bus info: pci@0000:02:05.2
             version: 12
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=64
        *-system:3 UNCLAIMED
             description: System peripheral
             product: xD-Picture Card Controller
             vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
             physical id: 5.3
             bus info: pci@0000:02:05.3
             version: 12
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=64
     *-ide:1
          description: IDE interface
          product: MCP67 AHCI Controller
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 9
          bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
          logical name: scsi2
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: ide pm msi ht bus_master cap_list emulated
          configuration: driver=ahci latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3 module=ahci
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: Hitachi HTS54252
             vendor: Hitachi
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
             version: BBFO
             serial: 080406BB0F00WDJ1A6YC
             size: 232GiB (250GB)
             capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
             configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=89d189d1
           *-volume:0
                description: Windows NTFS volume
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sda1
                version: 3.1
                serial: 8042fffc-bde9-7949-9c94-a97769997d56
                size: 111GiB
                capacity: 111GiB
                capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2001-02-26 16:38:39 filesystem=ntfs modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
           *-volume:1
                description: Linux swap volume
                physical id: 2
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sda2
                version: 1
                serial: f491a9b9-54ed-41b3-89f1-478705f98c75
                size: 1027MiB
                capacity: 1027MiB
                capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
                configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
           *-volume:2
                description: EXT3 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 3
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,3
                logical name: /dev/sda3
                version: 1.0
                serial: 13357fc3-ef41-4ad3-8da5-58d40628514e
                size: 29GiB
                capacity: 29GiB
                capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2008-06-24 20:29:01 filesystem=ext3 modified=2008-06-24 20:29:02 state=clean
     *-network
          description: Ethernet interface
          product: MCP67 Ethernet
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: a
          bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
          logical name: eth0
          version: a2
          serial: 00:1e:68:5a:6c:08
          capacity: 100MB/s
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
          configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.61 latency=0 link=no maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes port=MII
     *-pci:1
          description: PCI bridge
          product: MCP67 PCI Express Bridge
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: c
          bus info: pci@0000:00:0c.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
     *-pci:2
          description: PCI bridge
          product: MCP67 PCI Express Bridge
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: d
          bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
          version: a2
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
        *-network UNCLAIMED
             description: Ethernet controller
             product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
             vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
             physical id: 0
             bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
             version: 01
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
     *-display UNCLAIMED
          description: VGA compatible controller
          product: GeForce 7000M (rev a2)
          vendor: nVidia Corporation
          physical id: 12
          bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
          version: a2
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list
          configuration: latency=0
     *-pci:3
          description: Host bridge
          product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:4
          description: Host bridge
          product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 101
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:5
          description: Host bridge
          product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 102
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:6
          description: Host bridge
          product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 103
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=k8temp module=k8temp
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:1a:70:a3:e0:46
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes ip=192.168.1.108 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g


Hope that I did it right :P :P :P

If not please inform me so I can correct it...txs
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:20 pm

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wget http://blakecmartin.googlepages.com/ar5007eg-32

This will download them to your /home folder. Extract the drivers in your home folder

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tar xvf ar5007eg-*.tar.gz


Had to add '-0.2.tar.gz' to the end :wink: np though

I get through the second code fine...

at this one though:
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tar xvf ndiswrapper-newest.tar.gz

Install the driver

All i get is
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ryan@ForbiddenRealm ~ $ tar xvf ndiswrapper-newest.tar.gz
tar: ndiswrapper-newest.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


I even found your other link: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12853&start=105&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
(that's how I fixed the first code :wink: )

I tried coping and pasting the inf file to get this result:
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ryan@ForbiddenRealm ~ $ /home/ryan/ar5007eg-32-0.2/ar5007eg/net5211.inf
bash: /home/ryan/ar5007eg-32-0.2/ar5007eg/net5211.inf: Permission denied


any suggestions? am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:07 pm

Sorry about the typo. You have to install that .inf file with ndiswrapper. You should run
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sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/ryan/ar5007eg-32-0.2/ar5007eg/net5211.inf
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:37 pm

67GTA wrote:Sorry about the typo. You have to install that .inf file with ndiswrapper. You should run
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sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/ryan/ar5007eg-32-0.2/ar5007eg/net5211.inf

hmm, I put that in then I put in:

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper


At that point the screen dimmed and the OS froze, I had to force a shutdown, surprisingly there was no error reporting(or w/e it is in linux)...
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:56 pm

Did you remove the ath_pci module before trying it?
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sudo rmmod ath_pci
I've seen this happen a lot lately. I'm not sure what causes the ndiswrapper module to freeze the system like that. I would remove and blacklist the ath_pci module, check the restricted drivers manager:(Menu>Administration>Hardware Drivers) to be sure any ath drivers aren't enabled, reboot, and try it again. That way we know it isn't another module causing it.
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:44 pm

I did what you said, when I did
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sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
I got:
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ryan@ForbiddenRealm ~ $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist line 43: ignoring bad line starting with '“blacklist'


Is that ok?

I did
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echo “ndiswrapper” | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
and it replied:
"ndiswrapper"

Now I had already blacklisted the default pci,so I should be good, should I keep the HAL off???

I guess I'll reboot and see what happens...

EDIT: Did reboot and still nothin :cry:
I wonder.....
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:14 am

We should be really close. Post a copy of your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file so we can see what it is complaining about. Post a copy of /etc/modules. Also post the output of
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lsmod
from a terminal. You should disable ath_pci and ath_hal in the drivers manager.
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:14 am

I did disable both Atheros pci and hal in the manager...

As for code, here is "lsmod":
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ryan@ForbiddenRealm ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
forcedeth              51980  0
rt73usb                27136  0
rt2x00usb              12800  1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib              22528  2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
rfkill                  8592  1 rt2x00lib
input_polldev           5896  1 rt2x00lib
crc_itu_t               3072  1 rt2x00lib
mac80211              165652  2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211               15112  1 mac80211
af_packet              23812  4
arc4                    2944  2
ecb                     4480  2
blkcipher               8324  1 ecb
rfcomm                 41744  2
l2cap                  25728  13 rfcomm
bluetooth              61156  4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev                  10372  0
powernow_k8            16704  1
cpufreq_conservative     8712  0
cpufreq_ondemand        9740  1
cpufreq_userspace       5284  0
cpufreq_stats           7104  0
freq_table              5536  3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave       2688  0
container               5632  0
sbs                    15112  0
sbshc                   7680  1 sbs
dock                   11280  0
iptable_filter          3840  0
ip_tables              14820  1 iptable_filter
x_tables               16132  1 ip_tables
parport_pc             36260  0
lp                     12324  0
parport                37832  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev                 13120  0
uvcvideo               58116  0
compat_ioctl32          2304  1 uvcvideo
videodev               29440  1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat            15492  2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_common            18304  2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd_hda_intel         344728  2
snd_pcm_oss            42144  0
snd_mixer_oss          17920  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                78596  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc         11400  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep              10500  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_dummy           4868  0
snd_seq_oss            35584  0
snd_seq_midi            9376  0
snd_rawmidi            25760  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      8320  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                54224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
serio_raw               7940  0
snd_timer              24836  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          9612  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
video                  19856  8
output                  4736  1 video
sdhci                  19076  0
psmouse                40336  0
wmi_acer                9644  0
ricoh_mmc               4352  0
mmc_core               51460  1 sdhci
nvidia               7825536  40
battery                14212  0
snd                    56996  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ac                      6916  0
button                  9232  0
agpgart                34760  1 nvidia
shpchp                 34452  0
pci_hotplug            30880  1 shpchp
soundcore               8800  1 snd
k8temp                  6656  0
evdev                  13056  7
i2c_core               24832  1 nvidia
pcspkr                  4224  0
ext3                  136712  1
jbd                    48404  1 ext3
mbcache                 9600  1 ext3
sg                     36880  0
sr_mod                 17956  0
cdrom                  37408  1 sr_mod
sd_mod                 30720  3
pata_acpi               8320  0
ata_generic             8324  0
ahci                   28420  2
pata_amd               14212  0
libata                159344  4 pata_acpi,ata_generic,ahci,pata_amd
scsi_mod              151436  4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
ehci_hcd               37900  0
ohci_hcd               25348  0
usbcore               146028  6 rt73usb,rt2x00usb,uvcvideo,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
thermal                16796  0
processor              36872  4 powernow_k8,thermal
fan                     5636  0
fbcon                  42912  0
tileblit                3456  1 fbcon
font                    9472  1 fbcon
bitblit                 6784  1 fbcon
softcursor              3072  1 bitblit
fuse                   50580  3


Here's a copy of blacklistfile :
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# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.

# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
blacklist evbug

# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd

# replaced by e100
blacklist eepro100

# replaced by tulip
blacklist de4x5

# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
blacklist eth1394

# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
blacklist snd_intel8x0m

# causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
blacklist i2c_i801

# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54

# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx

# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
blacklist garmin_gps

# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
blacklist asus_acpi

# disable ipv6
blacklist ipv6

“blacklist ath_pci”


AND here's a copy of ect/modules:
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# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

fuse
lp
“ndiswrapper”


That's all, Also I have a lot of permission problems, Like I was reading the Manual (which is for Daryna ) and I should be able to drag i.e. firefow from menue list to the desktop, well I can't it says I do NOT have permission, happens with many things that I should be able to do...I'll try to find another thread for this issue though :)

txs :mrgreen:
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:33 am

Your ndiswrapper module isn't loaded. Edit the modules file
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sudo gedit /etc/modules
and delete the quotation marks on each end of ndiswrapper. It should load after that. The quotation marks are keeping it from being loaded. You also need to remove the quotation marks from the ath_pci module in your blacklist file
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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
so it just reads blacklist ath_pci. I bet you will have wireless then after a reboot.
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby valathor on Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:26 pm

Man, thanks dude...

It worked :P

I really appreciate the help, there are a few things that I need help with though, but like I said it's for another thread...

But I will ask this is anyone going to make a manual for Elyssa(since I am a Newb and all)
like in mint desktop there's this thing called Gnome compositing??? It's not in the previous manual...
I'm talkin about the PDF beginners Guide thing, I also need to find out about the permission problems(it's a pain in !@#, lol)...

oh yeah, I can't get to a server on the IRC...(the Gnome one) It keeps saying connection failed...and permission denied... :?

Well, again txs a lot :P :P :P
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem

Postby 67GTA on Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:46 pm

Users guide: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/ ... /EN-v1.pdf There isn't a link up for it yet. It would be better to make new threads for your other issues so they don't get buried in this thread. I'm sure we can get you fixed up. Make sure and edit your original post and mark it solved :wink:
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Re: Atheros WiFi problem (solved)

Postby cedenburn on Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:57 pm

Any one have any success getting this card to work with the Atheros drivers?

17:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5418 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

Thanks

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