Wifi out on Aspire One

Frans ketelaars at wanadoo.nl
Tue Apr 28 13:40:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:59:14 -0700, Curtis Vaughan wrote:

> After installing 9.04 several days ago, today my wifi is suddenly not
> working at all.
> I have an Aspire One ZG5, which I originally install Hardy on. I have to
> say that 9.04 was solid until this happened. I have been trying to
> figure it out but the only clue I can provide is:
> [ 13.743134] ath5k_pci 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> 
> IRQ 18
> [   13.743178] ath5k_pci 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
> [   13.743313] ath5k_pci 0000:03:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
> [   13.878957] ath5k phy0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC: 0xe2, PHY: 0x70)
> [   32.289141] ath5k phy0: gain calibration timeout (2412MHz)
> [   32.289164] ath5k phy0: can't reset hardware (-11)
> I have gone over and over the information related to Aspire Ones at:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne
> but to no avail.
> Does anyone have any clue about getting my wifi back up.
> Thanks.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/306719 says they solved
a problem concerning the ath5k module.

Note also the last two posts: this poster had almost the same dmesg output 
as you and then somehow WiFi started working... 

Could a bug be introduced when you updated the system after installation?

If you have an older kernel to boot I should try if that helps. And running 
the live CD might also give a clue.

Good luck,


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