wicd doesn't work

Shannon McMackin smcmackin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 00:49:58 UTC 2009

On 04/02/2009 12:11 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> Shannon McMackin wrote:
>>>> Thanks for reminding Karl that in most cases you must blacklist the
>>>> ath5k driver which Ubuntu tries to use by default and install the
>>>> madwifi driver.  That is if the backports module for your kernel doesn't
>>>> fix your issues.
>>> Whoa!  That may work for a few edge cases, but ime ath5k is far more
>>> reliable than madwifi.
>>      As usual your taking this out of context.
> As usual?  I think not.  However, I freely admit this _was_ out of context.
> That doesn't alter the fact that recommending that "in most cases", as
> Shannon just did, you should blacklist ath5k is IMO _wrong_.
>>      While you have been having
>> fun with all this stuff I got an email from the kernel team and have
>> been getting them some files from my Jaunty which they think, and so do
>> I, can not do wireless because the kernel is bad.
> What does that have to do with Shannon's advice to blacklist ath5k "in most
> cases".
> It's not "as usual" me taking anything out of context, it's "as usual" you
> assuming the world revolves around you and your problems.
There was a time when blacklisting ath5k came highly recommended.  Since 
I don't have a system with atheros wireless anymore, I'm not on top of 
the situation with that driver.  I was grabbing at straws with trying to 
help Karl resolve his problem since he seems to have a new laptop 
throwing new issues his way...

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