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Old 09-08-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Problems with Atheros 9485 WiFi card on Slackware 13.37


I'm back after a long long time without login into this forum, now I installed Slackware 13.37 on my Acer (Aspire 5349), everything works greatly except for the WiFi card which is giving me a lot of problem to get it working.

I've tried almost everything i have found on the internet..including installing NdisWrapper, Compat-wireless(or something like that)..

Now am connected using a Linux Mint LiveCD , when i use lspci the devices are there..when i install ndiswrapper it works ok and it gives me the "driver installed, device present" message, but when i try to load the ndiswrapper module it says:"FATAL: ndiswrapper module not found".

I installed Wicd the version that comes with the SlackDVD and the latest one, i tried changing the wireless interface to "lo" to "wlan0", changing the driver from "wext" to "ndiswrapper" nothing worked.

If i make a "iwconfig wlan0" it says somethign like: "Error fetching the correct device", if i make a "ifconfig" it says:

lo no wireless extensions

eth0 no wireless extensions

please help me!! am getting desperated and i don't want to change to any other linux distribution, because Slackware is THE ONE I LIKE!

cheers..
NaTTaN
 
Old 09-08-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
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Hi,

What do you see with 'ifconfig -a'? The '-a' option will show all interfaces, even the ones that are down.

What do you see for the wireless device with 'lspci -vv'?
Code:
04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Wistron NeWeb Corp. Device 30af
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
        Region 0: Memory at fea00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
                Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
        Capabilities: [60] Express (v2) Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
                DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us
                        ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
                DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
                        RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
                        MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
                DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr- TransPend-
                LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <512ns, L1 <64us
                        ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
                LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
                        ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
                LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
                DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Not Supported, TimeoutDis+
                DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis-
                LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 2.5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
                         Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
                         Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
                LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB
        Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
                UESta:  DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
                UEMsk:  DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
                UESvrt: DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
                CESta:  RxErr+ BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
                CEMsk:  RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
                AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
        Capabilities: [140 v1] Virtual Channel
                Caps:   LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
                Arb:    Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
                Ctrl:   ArbSelect=Fixed
                Status: InProgress-
                VC0:    Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
                        Arb:    Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
                        Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=01
                        Status: NegoPending- InProgress-
        Capabilities: [160 v1] Device Serial Number 00-15-17-ff-ff-24-14-12
        Capabilities: [170 v1] Power Budgeting <?>
        Kernel driver in use: ath9k
        Kernel modules: ath9k
What about the 'lsmod' for the Atheros? I believe you should be using 'ath9k' as the module for your device.

Configuring your network in Slackware is Alien_Bob's excellent article on the way network cards & wireless are configured in Slackware. Loads of internal reference links for Ethernet & Wireless.
 
Old 09-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for answering my post, This are the commands I use trying to solve the problem...i'll try the others you're telling me and paste the information i get asap..




~# lspci | grep Wireless
07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

~#ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 04:7D:7B:7C:19:FD
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:43

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:640 (640.0 b) TX bytes:640 (640.0 b)

~# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 No such device

~# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

~# ndiswrapper -l
l1c51x86 : driver installed
device (1969:2062) present (alternate driver: atl1c)
netathr : driver installed
device (168C:0032) present

~# modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
~# modinfo ndiswrapper
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module ndiswrapper

~# modprobe -l
updates/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k_hw.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k_common.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k_htc.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ar9170/ar9170usb.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ath5k.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/carl9170.ko
updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath.ko
updates/drivers/staging/brcm80211/brcm80211.ko
updates/drivers/staging/ath6kl/ath6kl.ko

Last edited by NaTTaN; 09-08-2012 at 09:30 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 01:38 AM   #4
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These are the results i get when i use the commands you told to try..

~# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 04:7D:7B:7C:19:FD
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:43

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:840 (840.0 b) TX bytes:840 (840.0 b)


~#lspci -vv
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0623
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 43
Region 0: Memory at c3400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Region 2: I/O ports at 3000 [size=128]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Address: 00000000fee0300c Data: 4179
Capabilities: [58] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 4096 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
ExtTag- AttnBtn+ AttnInd+ PwrInd+ RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr+ FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 unlimited, L1 unlimited
ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
Capabilities: [6c] Vital Product Data
pcilib: sysfs_read_vpd: read failed: Connection timed out
Not readable
Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq+ ACSViol-
UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
UESvrt: DLP- SDES+ TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
CESta: RxErr- BadTLP+ BadDLLP+ Rollover+ Timeout+ NonFatalErr-
CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
AERCap: First Error Pointer: 14, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
Capabilities: [180 v1] Device Serial Number ff-7c-19-fd-04-7d-7b-ff
Kernel driver in use: atl1c
Kernel modules: atl1c

07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device e047
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at c2400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at c1400000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/4 Maskable+ 64bit+
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Masking: 00000000 Pending: 00000000
Capabilities: [70] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 <64us
ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us
ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Not Supported, TimeoutDis+
DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis-
LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 2.5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB
Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
UESvrt: DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap- CGenEn- ChkCap- ChkEn-
Capabilities: [140 v1] Virtual Channel
Caps: LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
Ctrl: ArbSelect=Fixed
Status: InProgress-
VC0: Caps: PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
Ctrl: Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
Status: NegoPending- InProgress-
Capabilities: [160 v1] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00

root@m0nst3r:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_seq_dummy 1119 0
snd_seq_oss 25900 0
snd_seq_midi_event 4696 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 42680 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 4505 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 34554 0
snd_mixer_oss 14726 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 236629 35
cpufreq_ondemand 7672 2
speedstep_lib 2663 0
acpi_cpufreq 5195 1
freq_table 2039 2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
mperf 923 1 acpi_cpufreq
ppdev 4901 0
lp 7105 0
parport_pc 18218 0
parport 25627 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
fuse 58136 3
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 20152 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 222970 1
i915 360914 2
drm_kms_helper 23927 1 i915
uvcvideo 55980 0
joydev 7695 0
drm 143170 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 4287 1 i915
processor 23158 1 acpi_cpufreq
video 10482 1 i915
snd_hda_intel 18443 2
thermal 6718 0
videodev 57461 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 13666 2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd_hda_codec 61720 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 4772 1 snd_hda_codec
rtc_cmos 7970 0
rtc_core 11871 1 rtc_cmos
thermal_sys 11426 3 processor,video,thermal
intel_agp 9000 1 i915
hwmon 1065 1 thermal_sys
snd_pcm 59843 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
rtc_lib 1502 1 rtc_core
snd_timer 15717 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
intel_gtt 11414 3 i915,intel_agp
snd 43891 16 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realte k,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 4641 1 snd
atl1c 28316 0
i2c_i801 7018 0
shpchp 23205 0
i2c_core 16421 6 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,videodev,i2c_i801
agpgart 23062 3 drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
ac 2465 0
battery 8431 0
button 4005 1 i915
snd_page_alloc 5925 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
output 1456 1 video
wmi 7129 0
evdev 7303 17
psmouse 40986 0
serio_raw 3542 0
sg 21511 0

:~# modprobe ath9k
:~# lsmod | grep at
ath9k 73462 0
mac80211 185124 1 ath9k
ath9k_common 1497 1 ath9k
ath9k_hw 251763 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
ath 11153 2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
cfg80211 123246 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
v4l1_compat 13666 2 uvcvideo,videodev
atl1c 28316 0

I don't know if it is a problem but i have the 2.6.37x kernel compiled but i even tried Kernel 3xxx and it still didn't work

thanks for taking time to read my post
greetings;
NaTTaN
 
Old 09-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #5
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Hi,

The AR9485 has partial support for another manufacture: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k/devices

I would think the new kernel series will get additional devices. Your device code is: Device e047

I was thinking the AR9485 was compatible with the AR9285. New kernel work for the AR9485 is on going in 3.4.x. You could try ndiswrapper and the MSWindows/7/Xp driver until the ath9k driver & firmware are available.

A side note: Please use vbcode tags for quote, data, long list or code to make your post cleaner therefore easier to read.
 
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well, i'll try to patch my kernel then and see if it works.....but it continues to be weird for me that i can't enable the wlan0 interface.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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in comparison with the Linux Mint modules the LiveCD uses:

ath9k 117425 0
mac80211 436455 1 ath9k
ath9k_common 13781 1 ath9k
ath9k_hw 391523 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
ath 19387 3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
cfg80211 178679 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath

i think theres some differences:

ath9k 73462 0
mac80211 185124 1 ath9k
ath9k_common 1497 1 ath9k
ath9k_hw 251763 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
ath 11153 2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
cfg80211 123246 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
 
Old 09-10-2012, 06:25 AM   #8
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Hi,

ath9k_hw is for addition of the new devices to be handled by the module ath9k. All the lists still do not show 'e047' device yet. So until that part of the driver is made available your device will not be handled.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onebuck View Post
Hi,

ath9k_hw is for addition of the new devices to be handled by the module ath9k. All the lists still do not show 'e047' device yet. So until that part of the driver is made available your device will not be handled.
Can you please explain me a little bit what do you mean when you say device code?

Another thing, I discovered that the 'ath9k' and also the 'atl1c and the 'atl1e' modules are not being loaded when the system starts, so i want to know if it is ok if a edit the '/etc/modprobe.d' which is in fact empty..


thanks again
NaTTaN

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #10
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Hi,

'device code' is a unique manufacture ID assigned for each device.

You can edit it but if the driver ath9k does not support Atheros AR9485 device ID 'e047' then the possibility of working is nil.

Linux Wireless wiki is a good source to get drivers and to see if a particular device is supported.

Quote:
Linux Wireless wiki 'This is the main source of Documentation for the Linux wireless (IEEE-802.11) subsystem. This wiki features information for end-users, developers and vendors. This site covers all the new 802.11 drivers, the new core mac80211 and cfg80211 components along with the new userspace and in-kernel nl80211 configuration interface. New nl80211 userspace applications are also documented.'
 
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Hi,

Some additional information to identify hardware;
Quote:
pci.ids file <- 'List of PCI ID's to be placed in '/usr/share/pci.ids'. You should update your distribution id's periodically if you change pci devices with newer ones or the distributions 'pc.ids' are dated. If you have 'pciutils' installed then use 'update-pciids' script.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 07:01 AM   #12
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Thanks for answering my questions, am still dealing with the Atheros card problem, which is weird about this problem is that the Ethernet card works perfectly and now my problem got even worst as I can't turn my 'wlan0' interface up, also the 'ath9k' driver is not being loaded....the atl1c and atl1e drivers are loaded, but this ones are used by the Ethernet card.

So now I want to edit my 'modprobe.d' script/configuration file, so that it loads the ath9k and ath5k drivers but i don't want to make any stupid mistake and ruin everything, so is there any tutorial/guide/video that show how to do that?





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Old 09-12-2012, 07:15 AM   #13
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Having problems to enable the wlan0 network interface

Hi, I'm new to this forum and am trying to solve some problems with my wireless conection, i have Slackware 13.37, on an Acer Aspire 5349 laptop, i have some problems with my wifi card which an Atheros AR9485.

I've found some answers to my questions in this forum, thanks to the people who answered them, as i was reading and looking for information using google i found some tutorials and advices.

I found a page where someone said the only thing he had to do to have wifi working was to enable the 'wlan0' network interface and configure wicd to use it, but for some reason i don't know i get and error message.

But when i type:

/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start

But it doesn't seem to work even though i don't get any error message.

This is the thread where i first posted my problems: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175426233/
 
Old 09-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #14
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Hi,

Configuring your network in Slackware is Alien_Bob's excellent article on the way network cards & wireless are configured in Slackware. Loads of internal reference links for Ethernet & Wireless.

You should revert the blacklisted devices you entered. Wireless & Ethernet are separate devices. Your best bet is to use 'ndiswrapper' and the MS drivers for Xp/7 until the Atheros AR9485 device ID 'e047' is available. Kernel 3.4 & series 3.5 seem to be working on the 'ath9k' to include newer devices.
 
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If you are using "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start" then you may want to start with procviding more information about how you configured "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf" file.
What does "iwconfig" command show? Is your card detected at all?

If you want to use wicd you are not on the right track by using the "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1" script. Those are two separate methods in Slackware to configure your network ...

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