upgrading to linux-image-2.6.27-11.22 (for atheros)

Alan E. Davis lngndvs at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 09:04:30 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Aart Koelewijn <aart at mtack.xs4all.nl> wrote:

> I had that happen to me after I edited menu.lst in an unofficial manner.
> There is a grub command to recreate an official menu.lst (explanation in
> man grub). After that you can carefully edit menu.lst if necessary. If
> you do it in the right way after installing a new linux-image menu.lst
> will be updated automatically.

I still have questions about it, but in fact I edited menu.lst by hand,
and that was all it took.  I'll try to find the "official" way.

> >
> > However, I am unable to access the internet with the wireless card,
> > because there has been no update to the madwifi or atheros drivers.
> > Since I cannot get on line with that kernel, I am pretty much lost as
> > far as anything I can do to upgrade linux-restricted-modules.  I assume
> > the driver is included in that package, or that somehow that package
> > downloads the drivers, etc.
> I had that happen to me yesterday. Boot with the old linux-image where
> your wireless works. Now install the general linux-restricted-modules
> package, without the linux-image version number. That will always point
> to the newest package which will then be updated automatically when
> needed. I did it that way yesterday.

I think what happened to me was that the linux-image package was in the
proposed tree, while linux-restricted-modules hadn't been put up on the
repos yet.  So I couldn't see the wireless with the new kernel image.  I
noticed on another machine where I did not have the proposed repo listed
that some time early this week, the kernel-image became available, was
installed as an update, and the linux-restricted-modules package was updated
at the same time.  Then at home, my main machine finally picked up
linux-restricted modules.  Wireless is working fine now.

Thank you for the response,


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