anyone have an Acer TravelMate notebook or anything with an Atheros wifi chip?
I just purchased an Acer TravelMate 2480 notebook, after researching
it and reading many reports that it works well in Linux. That seems
to be true, up until I attempt to do anything with the built-in
Its got an Atheros chipset based device, which identifies itself in lspci as:
I've installed Fedora 8-x86, with all updates, and then installed
madwifi-0.9.4 from the ATrpms yum repo. I blacklisted the ath5k
driver in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. Unfortunately, all attempts to
configure the ath0 interface are failing. In dmesg I'm seeing:
I attempted to fall back to using the ath5k driver (after
unblacklisting it), but that one isn't working either. It detects the
device ok, but any attempts to bring up an interface fail. I've got
several other systems on the same wireless network that aren't having
any issues, so I'm fairly confident its not the network.
Note, all of the above is before even attempting to use any form of
encryption. I want to get the thing functional to the point that I
can ping other systems, and then I'll add in encryption.
Anyone have any success stories or suggestions? thanks
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