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Old 10-09-2005, 07:24 AM   #1
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Help me get the Atheros 5001X wireless driver to work for fujitsu N5010. OS: SUSE 10

I just partioned the hard drive on my fujisu N5010 notebook and install SUSE 10. I did this becuase I thought it would have came with a driver for my wireless NIC. The OS does reconize the pci but it reads as AR5212. I tried to use yast to configure it and nope it doesnt work. I then hooked up the computer to a lan connection and updated the system. I then went through the software packages and installed anything that said wireless. Still no go. I read about the ndiswrapper but I dont think that is the right driver for me. I then read about the madwifi driver and that seems promissing but I don't understand how to install either of these drivers. Can someone that knows anything about this help me out. It is useless having linux on my laptop if i cant get the wireless to work because I dont have a permant lan connection to use.

Help me get the Atheros 5001X wireless driver to work for fujitsu N5010. OS: SUSE 10
Old 10-09-2005, 09:23 AM   #2
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I went to and searched for "Atheros 5001X". The first hit said
Looks like it has the Atheros 5001X chipset in it (or the 5211; I'm confused). This means it should work with the MadWifi drivers. I am currently investigating. Seems to be working! More soon! is where to get the drivers and instructions. also has pointers.
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I still need help

I still need help I went to the web site that you told me to got to and entered the command:

cvs -z3 \
co madwifi

That appeared to download the current version of thier release but I then tried make and I get an error: *** KERNELCONF: /lib/modules/2.6.13-8-smp/build/.config does not exist.. Stop.

What does that mean? Do I have the wrong kernel version. What can I do?


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