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Old 05-27-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Atheros AR5001x+Wireless troubles

Hello, I'm running mandrake 10.0. I can't seem to get my Atheros AR5001x+ wireless card to work. I know it's because I didn't isntall the drivers. I have the madwifi drivers. When I try to make them, I get an error that says the .config file does not exist inthe build directory. I don't have a build director. I tried changing the file but I'm a newbie and I didn't know what parameters to set. Can anyone help me?
Old 06-14-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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You need to make sure that you installed the package for your kernel source first. If you look in /usr/src you should see a folder called linux-2.6.3-7mdk if your sources are installed (your numbers may be different depending on your kernel version). Then go to this link

and run the commands under section 3.3.

Now the discouraging part. I compiled my madwifi drivers correctly and the modules are loaded properly. I just don't know how to make the association between those modules and my card. When I try to configure my card they aren't in the list of available drivers. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Old 06-14-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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Well, I installed Ferdora Core 2 and I ran the rpms and everything. It installed but now it's saying the damn hardware is not present. It's beggining to irritate me. (I know it's present I have ar511 atheros drivers installed on windows). help.
Old 06-14-2004, 08:21 PM   #4
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Well, I don't know if you prefer one distro over another, but I know on suse 9.0 I had it working great. You just need your kernel source with the build linked as described on that page and you need sharutlis and it will work great. I don't know about suse 9.1 since I am still having trouble with that but you might want to give 9.0 a try. It is a great distro.
Old 06-14-2004, 09:47 PM   #5
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In reference to Vort's problem, heres a great howto to help you make that association. I didnt know either .:


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