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ive installed kubuntu 8.10 in my usb hdd trough pendrive linux tutorial.
i have a question. if we use "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade" command, do we have to connect to internet, since my atheros ar5007eg didnt work in kubuntu 8.10
Hi, hallve revera,
Yes. apt-get commands like "update" and "upgrade" specifically do need an internet connection. Update synchronizes your list of available packages with the servers in source repositories. Upgrade then downloads & installs any newer versions of your installed progs.
Yes, you need an internet connection.
You may have to use this command: sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade eliminating the second sudo as it's all one command and you may not be around to put admin. password when it's done the first step.
* There has been some confusion as to which wireless driver provides the best performance and reliability. I have found the following:
o madwifi from kernel (ath_pci) - does not attach to hardware.
o ath5k from intrepid backports (ath5k) - connects to hardware, but experiences disconnects on medium to heavy wireless activity, and can not communicate with some AP's using WPA2 PSK.
o madwifi-hal from http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/ (ath_pci) - Everything works.
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
tar -xzf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
sudo make install
* You may have to append ath_pci to /etc/modules:
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
* This driver should work under all conditions. I have tested the driver under heavy load (3MB/s sustained for 2 hours, no hangup), tested for correct suspend/resume functionality, and verified it communicates correctly with WEP, WPA, WPA2, against recent Linksys, Dlink, and Cisco hardware.
Find a wired connection to use and get your wirelss working.
not that I know off, but then, i never tried nor really poked around much with it. someone might know more info...
just a small hint / idea --> What I do, is, I always use "sudo apt-get -u upgrade", the -u prevents the automatic start of the upgrade, it will list all packages it found and then ask y/n to continue. helpful if you want to have an overview or only select a few of the listed packages. (unless *buntu does it automatically already, the -u option, no idea)