Very bad status of hardware (especially wifi) support in ubuntu, due to the too many accumulated regressions
doctormo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 18:21:15 UTC 2008
> Anyway, thanks for the good work in areas different from hardware
> support. Intrepid is lovely, every time I try it I really would like to
> be able to start using it. I hope to be in time for jaunty :)
Have you tried reinstalling Ubuntu 8.10 from scratch? I have the same
wifi as you and I have none of those problems. the iwp/iwl thing was a
pain in the neck in the past, but that's been made much better.
Things I would check: blacklist file, modules file, custom compiled
cruft that may be still around, dmesg, lsmod.
So far most of the errors I've seen reported for wifi and that I have
come across have either been because of faulty upgrades (a major
problem) or lack of firmware or (and this was bad) drivers loading
before all their dependencies or after a cut-off module has been loaded.
Best of luck with your problem, developers in various communities
continue to work very hard on wifi and network problems.
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