Originally Posted by fruttenboel
Rule one of LQ: consult the search function. Two days ago I answered THE VERY SAME question and now I'm forced to do it again.
So here it goes. Alien Bob made a perfect tutorial for getting this job done in Slackware. Atheros is the ideal chipset since it has execellent linux drivers. The ath5k is part of the kernel since Slackware 12.x.
Thanks, but that page is nowhere near newbie-friendly enough for me to have been able to understand it! This is why I asked for a walkthough of the command lines needed to fix it - that page assumes that the user knows how to edit a script, which I did not. I did search, but the answers I found confused me somewhat. I had no idea how packages work, and I must say this is a very scary OS to get started with.
I know that the standard answer here would be to go do some basic research but with no internet connection, it's difficult to get answers to questions (such as "how do I get a list of drives/devices?") and now, thanks to these kind folks I've managed to get things in a good enough state that I can branch out on my own.
But thanks anyway, I shall try and search better in future.