[Bug 306719] [NEW] ath5k driver on Jaunty Alpha1

David Bensimon david.bensimon at canonical.com
Wed Dec 10 00:54:01 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Distro: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha1
Hardware: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

I just updated Jaunty Alpha1 on an eeepc (2g surf 701) and realized that
I lost wireless support. In 8.10  I had to install the linux-backports-
modules-intrepid-generic to get access to the ath5k driver. In jaunty,
this should simply work out of the box, from what I've been told.

As of this date, there is no package named linux-backports-modules-
jaunty-generic. The package linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-2-generic
gives the following error when I attempt to install it.

$ uname -r

$ sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-2-generic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-2-generic is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-2-generic has no installation candidate

When I go the the Hardware Drivers utility (System > Administration >
Hardware Drivers) I get the following message: "No proprietary drivers
are in use on this system."

I have tried activating the driver and rebooting but nothing happens,
jockey reverts back to having the driver de-activated.

How can I get the ath5k driver installed on Jaunty?

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

ath5k driver on Jaunty Alpha1
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