[Bug 305005] [NEW] kernel upgrade broke wireless on eeepc

Eythian robin at kallisti.net.nz
Thu Dec 4 01:31:59 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: linux-backports-modules-intrepid

With kernel 2.6.27-7, my eeePC 701 had wireless working just fine using
the backports modules. Now that I upgraded to 2.6.27-9, the wireless no
longer works. Needless to say, this is not a good thing.

01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Device 1a3b:1026
	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 18
	Memory at fbef0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
	Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
	Kernel modules: ath5k, ath_pci

[robin at gulik:~]$ lsmod |grep ath5k                                                 (12-04 14:30)
ath5k                 106496  0 
lbm_cw_mac80211       210728  1 ath5k
lbm_cw_cfg80211        39696  2 ath5k,lbm_cw_mac80211
led_class              12164  1 ath5k
[robin at gulik:~]$ lsmod |grep ath_pci                                               (12-04 14:31)
ath_pci                99096  0 
wlan                  211952  1 ath_pci
ath_hal               198864  1 ath_pci
[robin at gulik:~]$ iwlist scan                                                       (12-04 14:31)
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

tun0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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