Hi guys, I'm back again.
I have gentoo installed on my Acer Aspire 5050-3785, which has an Atheros AR5007EG in it. In Debian, I was able to successfully install the madwifi driver, patch it, and run wifi off of that. However, I then bricked my install by adding both a "testing" and an "unstable" repository and intelligently running apt-get dist-upgrade. But I deviate.
I ran emerge emerge madwifi-ng madwifi-ng-tools per this guide:
(I tried both the way it specified and simply running the emerge command.) The result is this:
* madwifi-ng-0.9.3.3 requires Cryptographic API support (CONFIG_CRYPTO).
* madwifi-ng-0.9.3.3 requires CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT selected by Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless Extensions
* requires CONFIG_KMOD to be set to y or m
* The die message:
* Incorrect kernel configuration options
So far I've been unable to figure out where these options need to be set/how to set them (and I don't think it's just a good idea to echo configuration options into random system files).
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!