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Old 09-18-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
krutten1986
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linux + atheros = headache


had a hard time figuring out how to get SuSE talking to my atheros card as I'm completely new to linux. Well I finally got it and it was actually really easy. I just had to specify a URL installation source and Yast did the rest. Well it ran like a cushion dream for a solid month and then I boot this morning and a dialog pops up saying madwifi crashed. So I reboot figuring that would fix it. Nope, after deleting all my madwifi in software management and reinstaling from the installion url I had specified last month I reboot again and nothing still. So other than scratch my head and make various puzzled faces at my computer I have no idea what to do. When I connect with an ethernet it connects, but it doesn't give me a little pop-up or anything. The internet just works a couple seconds after plugging in the ethernet. Is this a NetworkManager problem or a Madwifi problem? Any ideas as to what I should do? Thanks.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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What were the last upgrades you installed? If you installed a new kernel, for example, you will need to rebuild the madwifi drivers for that kernel.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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I didn't install any upgrades, the only thing I've put on the computer since getting linux (other than the madwifi driver of course) was jgrasp for my computer science course. I honestly havn't had time to really play with linux yet. The driver just took a dump all of the sudden...odd. I'm sure it's operator error.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 11:38 AM   #4
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Have you tried simply reinstalling it or reconfiguring it? That may work.

If all else fails, your safest bet is to redownload the latest stable driver code from the project's website (madwifi.sourceforge.net), check its MD5sum (to see that it was downloaded correctly), build it, and install it manually. It's a pain, I know, but it has the highest probability of working (as opposed to SUSE's package, which may be out of date, modified by SUSE developers, or too experimental, and thus may be causing problems).
 
Old 09-20-2006, 09:04 PM   #5
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ooPS wrong spot sorry

Last edited by BI-PENGUIN; 09-21-2006 at 08:30 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 10:58 PM   #6
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To krutten 1986: As others have suggested, try installing madwifi from source. I have found the latest drivers to be stable and work well. Install the kernel-devel or kernel headers for your current kernel; Download the driver from madwifi.org; uncompress it; from a terminal, cd into the madwifi driver directory; run 'make', and then (as root) 'make install'; run 'modprobe ath_pci'; restart NetworkManager, and all should (fingers crossed) work swimmingly.

To BI-PENGUIN: Welcome to LQ! Feel free to ask questions in new threads and we will help as best as we can. Is there something specific that you need help with currently?
 
  


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