wicd doesn't work

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 11:24:16 UTC 2009

Shannon McMackin wrote:
> 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...
    And thank you. As a matter of fact, when you first load Jaunty a 
thing called none Ubuntu software comes up and it wants you to replace 
ath3k with madwifi as the kernel driver. Up to this last reload I had 
been doing that.

    But since my 8.10 Ubuntu on the same laptop works so good with the 
wireless Internet and the lspci shows it finds the wireless hardware 
very well, I want to use what 8.10 has on Jaunty.

    Still at the point where the wireless Internet is bad on Jaunty and 
it may still be a kernel caused problem. The kernel team is working and 
I am providing the data they need.



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