I downloaded the latest version of compat-wireless, instead of the old one. I Unpacked it, moved the folder to /usr/src. I used the driver-select script to choose my driver (ath5k), and ran make to compile, no problems so far. When I run ¨Make Install¨ (as root), it gets maybe halfway through and then hangs with the following:
Running iwl-enable iwlagn...
Disabling iwl4965 ... [OK] Module disabled:
depmod will prefer updates/ over kernel/ -- OK!
cp: cannot create regular file `/lib/udev/rules.d/': Is a directory
make: *** [install-scripts] Error 1
I guess I should explain. I´m using the latest debian, 5.04; Kernel 2.6.26-2-686. The problem I am having is that iwlist scan returns no AP´s and NetworkManager doesn´t see any either. iwconfig does list wlan0, and ifconfig wlan0 up/down can turn it on and off. ( I can post the listing of either if it is usefull).
I did also try the external switch (many, many, many times) as well as Fn+F2.
seemed to describe my problem, so I thought installing compat-wireless might be the solution. My computer is an Acer aspire, but the wireless card is an AR2425 (which lspci lists as AR242x, I assmue that is correct), same as in the eeePC. Any suggestions are appreciated.