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Old 08-11-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
katesfb
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issues with configuring ethernet/wifi and ext monitor on eeepc (1005HA)


Hi,
have just installed latest linux mint onto an eeepc (1005HA) and are having a few problems getting ethernet/wifi nad an ext monnitor to run correctly. Previous to this i ran from a USB stick which ran perfectly on my old asus laptop but had same probs on the eeepc but decided to install anyway just in case that made a difference which it didnt.

Some info: lspci indicates that the network controller is an Atheros Communications AR9285 wireless Network adapter. The ethernet controller is an Attansic tech device 1062. The current kernel is 2.6.28-11-generic.

I initially had issues getting the right resolution for the eeepc screen but copying the xorg.conf file from the old laptop seemed to sort that out as well as the external monitor problem but it still sees only one monitor in display sttings - shouldnt it have two.

The problem with WIFI and ethernet is more annoying, bassically i dont seem to have the devices eth0 or eth1 according to ifconfig - i have lo and something called pan0. I know there is an issue with linux and the atheros chip but everything i have tried (including installing the AR81 family) has not helped.

Can anybody help with this. Any help is much apreciated.

Cheers.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 05:32 AM   #2
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I have exactly the same problem and have yet to find a solution. Perhaps in the near future. I contacted Asus about it and have not gotten a reply yet. You ARE right--it is quite anoying to have a brand new Netbook where the Windows side works great but not the Ubuntu side.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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Hi,
OK i found a potential soln on the Ubuntu site:
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...35&postcount=2), which is essentially based on what was suggested in this article. (http://sachachua.com/wp/2009/06/09/a...omment-page-1/)

WIRED CONNECTION:

1- After installing Jaunty (in my case Mint), download (from some other machine, of course), the AR813X-linux-v1.0.0.9.tar.gz (The lastest version is AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz) package from http://partner.atheros.com/Drivers.aspx

2 - Install the driver, ignoring some errors that may appear. Just follow this steps:


tar -xzvf AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz
cd src
make
sudo make install
sudo insmod atl1e.ko


(the last two steps must be redone if you do a kernel upgrade)

Done, you should get wired network now.

Note: People using 2.6.30+ kernels (which is not the default in Jaunty):
These steps must be followed: Post by BandedHawk (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...4&postcount=19). It works.

WIRELESS NETWORK

Once with the wired network installed, you can simply install this package to get the wireless network:


sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty

I tried it and it did seem to work as far as inital installing goes but i have since reinstalled Mint (made a slight partition error with the insstallation) so will have to redo the above and see what happens. I am also reliably informed that teh latest alpha of Karmic Koala (ubuntu 9.10) has support for the atheros chipset out of the box if you wanted to go down that path instead.

Let me know how you get on.

Cheers.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 04:28 PM   #4
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Hi,
OK i found a potential soln on the Ubuntu site:
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...35&postcount=2), which is essentially based on what was suggested in this article. (http://sachachua.com/wp/2009/06/09/a...omment-page-1/)

WIRED CONNECTION:

1- After installing Jaunty (in my case Mint), download (from some other machine, of course), the AR813X-linux-v1.0.0.9.tar.gz (The lastest version is AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz) package from http://partner.atheros.com/Drivers.aspx

2 - Install the driver, ignoring some errors that may appear. Just follow this steps:


tar -xzvf AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz
cd src
make
sudo make install
sudo insmod atl1e.ko


(the last two steps must be redone if you do a kernel upgrade)

Done, you should get wired network now.

Note: People using 2.6.30+ kernels (which is not the default in Jaunty):
These steps must be followed: Post by BandedHawk (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...4&postcount=19). It works.

WIRELESS NETWORK

Once with the wired network installed, you can simply install this package to get the wireless network:


sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty

I tried it and it did seem to work as far as inital installing goes but i have since reinstalled Mint (made a slight partition error with the insstallation) so will have to redo the above and see what happens. I am also reliably informed that teh latest alpha of Karmic Koala (ubuntu 9.10) has support for the atheros chipset out of the box if you wanted to go down that path instead.

Let me know how you get on.

Cheers.
Kate,
Your last post worked incredibly fast. I have an Asus Eee 1005 HAB and I now have a dual boot MINI with WinXP Pro and Ubuntu Remix. Thanks for the great post.
 
  


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