Wifi and Mouse trouble with Toshiba A75 *running 64Studio*
Hey folks. I just installed 64 Studio on my laptop, and I'm having a bit of trouble with the wireless. lspci shows that I have a wireless card installed, but it wont use it. I used ubuntu before, and I'm remembering that it had this 'restricted drivers manager', but I caint find anything like that on this. I tried installing madwifi, but it says I'm missing ath_pci.ko, but I caint find that online either.
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS300 Host Bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP AGP Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc EHCI USB Controller (rev 01)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 18)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Dual Channel Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 434c
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 4342
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [Radeon Mobility 9100IGP]
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
Oddly enough, it found video drivers with no issue. I crashed ubuntu 7.10 3 times before giving up on loading that. Being a linux baby, I figured debian is debian. I think I'm wrong.
lsmod | grep ath:
multipath 10112 0
md_mod 75028 7 raid10,raid456,raid1,raid0,multipath,linear
Nothing there about the wireless card. I know the info I'm giving here is rather vauge, but I'm not sure exactly what I need to do to get what I need. If you need something else to make this understandable, let me know.
Heres what I get when I attempt to install madwifi:
sh scripts/find-madwifi-modules.sh 2.6.21-1-multimedia-486
for i in ath/ ath_hal/ ath_rate/ net80211/; do \
make -C $i install || exit 1; \
make: Entering directory `/home/kip/Desktop/madwifi-0.9.4/ath'
test -d //lib/modules/2.6.21-1-multimedia-486/net || mkdir -p //lib/modules/2.6.21-1-multimedia-486/net
install ath_pci.ko //lib/modules/2.6.21-1-multimedia-486/net
install: cannot stat `ath_pci.ko': No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/kip/Desktop/madwifi-0.9.4/ath'
make: *** [install-modules] Error 1
The mouse problem is nowhere near as much of a bother, it just is VERY slow. Its like the touchpad is a life-sized representation of the screen, so my finger is getting one heck of a workout. If anyone knows of how to fix that, it'd make working on this thing much easier.
I've tried ndiswrapper, though I don't even know if its on the lappy, much less working. It shows as installed in my package manager, but theres no difference from before.