k5di at zianet.com
Thu Jun 26 12:19:53 UTC 2008
Clifford Haynes wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Michael "TheZorch" Haney wrote:
>>> OK, here is the deal, are you listening, I am still having WiFi
>>> problems with Ubuntu on my laptop.
>>> The model is an Acer Aspire 4520, it has a wireless adapter which
>>> Windows identifies as an Atheros AR5007EG 802.11b/g Wireless
>>> Adapter. After checking Atheros' website they link to the MadWiFi
>>> drivers on SourceForge.com for this specific adapter. I learned
>>> here in this support group that Ubuntu already has the MadWiFi
>>> drivers at the time of installation so I did a full complete
>>> reinstall of Ubuntu ... the 64bit Edition since the 32bit edition
>>> won't boot on this machine for some reason.
>>> So here's the deal. In the Restricted Drivers screen under
>>> System~>Administration two drivers show up as Enabled (there is a
>>> check in the box next to them) and their Status says "IN USE".
>>> These are "Support for Atheros Hardware Abstraction Layer" and
>>> Support for Atheros 802.11 Wireless Adapters". A third is there but
>>> that's my Nvidia card.
>> What you needed to do was get the update system working but it
>> could not because your WiFi was not working.
>> Question 1. Is your nVidia working fine? Do you have a full size
>> screen and all?
>> It sounds like you need to plug in hard Internet and then using
>> the Synpatic Package manager look for the MadWiFi download. If your
>> nVidia is bad get that down too.
>>> So, as suggested by people in this group I went to the Network panel
>>> applet, right clicked, and selected Edit Wireless Network. On the
>>> next screen there are no wireless networks shown and I cannot create
>>> a new wireless connection on this screen.
>> That is because you have no WiFi on your system.
>>> I looked in Help and it suggested running "sudo lshw -C network" to
>>> see if there was actually a driver. It displays only "PCI (sysfs)"
>>> and just sits there. "iwconfig" displays this message:
>>> lo No Wireless Extensions
>>> Eth0 No Wireless Extensions
>>> The "internal" WiFi adapter CAN be turned on and off with a button
>>> on a button bar at the top of the keyboard, but this button bar is
>>> driven by a piece of "Acer Empowerment" software in Windows and I
>>> doubt it works in Linux. I pressed it anyway and nothing happens.
>>> Above this button is an activity light for the WiFi adapter. In
>>> Linux this light is dark. While Ubuntu detected my adapter and
>>> installed drivers for it I still can't get it to work at all.
>> It didn't install a thing. I could not. You were not connected to
>> the Internet.
>>> Does anyone here have any suggestions? PLEASE!
> The other option might be to plug into a LAN to get on line for the
> installs ... Yes?
Exactly. I plan to put Ubuntu Hardy 32 bit on my laptop and fully
expect to have the Internet attached via a cable before starting.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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