OK i found a potential soln on the Ubuntu site:
), which is essentially based on what was suggested in this article. (http://sachachua.com/wp/2009/06/09/a...omment-page-1/
1- After installing Jaunty (in my case Mint), download (from some other machine, of course), the AR813X-linux-v126.96.36.199.tar.gz (The lastest version is AR81Family-linux-v188.8.131.52.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-v184.108.40.206.tar.gz
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.
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.