Gutsy and Atheros wireless - my experience

Phil Pinkerton pcpinkerton at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 14:54:20 GMT 2007


On 10/29/07, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>
> Mike Leone wrote:
>
> > I needed to install kwlan;
>
> why?
>
> > that install wanted to dump
> > network-manager-kde. OK, fine. Since I use WPA-PSK for security, I had
> > to go find and install that, too (you'd think that would get installed
> > by default, just so that you'd have the tools to have a secure wireless
> > set up on your laptop, whether you activate the feature or no. But
> > whatever.
>
> Everything needed is installed with network-manager-kde, so you just
> turfed
> that and complain that you don't have what you need...
>
> > Over the next 120 minutes, it dropped and reacquired signal 37 times. It
> > would disconnect, and then reconnect. Repeatedly.
> >
> > Again, this is using exact same hardware (system, NIC, router) that
> > never once dropped a signal on edgy. Exact same settings, too. Yet it
> > got to the point that I was ready to rename the system "yo-yo", because
> > it went up and down so often.
>
> OK, that's not nice, but again - since you threw out the network software
> that comes as part of kubuntu, you're not in much of a position to
> complain.
>
> > My conclusion - gutsy is not ready for me to try and use my Atheros
> > card.
>
> Do the same thing with Network-manager, with the same results, and I'll
> agree you have a problem with gutsy (and I won't be surprised, either - NM
> doesn't work for everyone), but if you start out by throwing away parts of
> the gutsy install, and then say gutsy doesn't work, you're getting what
> you
> deserve.
> --
> derek
>
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geeze!!  drop the attitude Derek or stfu. your not very nice or helpful
lately so I need to trash all email associated with your name,  and that's
too bad as at times you do have good things to say and advice to offer.

-- 
" The fundamental principle here is that the justification for a physical
concept lies exclusively in its clear an unambiguous relation to the facts
it can be experienced"   AE
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