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Old 02-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Wireless on Aspire One in Ubuntu


Hi,

I just reinstalled ubuntu on my aspire one and now I cant get madwifi to work. I am aware of the bug that the latest kernel update breaks netowrking, in the past I just downloaded the tar from another comp and went from there. It has worked in the past but it is not working anymore. I try to install it and I get some errors on each step. I have tried uninstall using make remove or whatever it is and I still get the errors when trying to install.

Is there another way of gettign wireless to work or gettign madwifi to work?

Thanks
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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I try to install it and I get some errors on each step
and the errors are?
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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when I do make, it gives stuf like make[3] long string of text (file that it is installing I think) and then it says error 1
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:39 AM   #4
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when I do make, it gives stuf like make[3] long string of text (file that it is installing I think) and then it says error 1
Thank you to clarify the errors, The problem is very clear now.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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I fixed it! Anyone having a similar issue consult this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/As...20Aspire%20One

go to the wireless part and install ndiswrapeer
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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In case you didn't get it, repo is being sarcastic.

I'm not aware of any "kernel bug" effecting the Atheros device driver, although the newer kernels have changed the wireless.h kernel headers because changes were made to the kernel software.

Which madwifi "tar ball" are you using? (Is it from the 0.9 series or the 0.10 series?) If it's from the development trunk (0.10), have you downloaded the most recent "stable" snapshot?

If you use the -s option in you make command, you will minimize the output you need to look at in order to see the error messages.

In any case though, you need source code that uses the newer header files since the older source code is written according to the standards used by the older kernels which are, of course, not correct for the newer ones.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 10:13 AM   #7
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Yuck ndiswrapper ?

The madwifi openhal driver works perfectly well natively for that wireless chip in Linux.
http://madwifi-project.org/ticket/1192
 
  


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