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Old 04-06-2018, 03:45 AM   #1
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puppy linux ath5k


Hi guys! New to the forum, hallo to everyone!
I'm currently trying to setup Puppy Linux Xenial 7.5 on an old Samsung NC10. I'm having issues with the wireless card Atheros AR5007EG.

I tried the solution detailed here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=269042

Installed the .pet file and now I can actually see the Wireless device in the hardware list... but now in the interfaces list for Network connection (I have a screenshot but I cannot attach it here...).

Considering that I'm a TLC engineer BUT new to Linux world... is there something I'm missing?

Thank you so much!
riki
 
Old 04-06-2018, 04:53 AM   #2
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attach added (sorry for the pic but that was the fastest way to record that)
thank you again!
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:18 PM   #3
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The pic is for the Marvell nic adapter eth0. I think you want to configure the atheros wireless interface. I don't know how to work all the gui stuff in puppy. But just see if you can get something like the pic to come up for the wireless adapter.
 
Old 04-07-2018, 02:50 AM   #4
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thank you for your reply. I think you got the main problem. In the hardware list I see both LAN and wireless PCI modules properly, but I cannot see the wlan0 in the network wizard.
I installed the .pet (link in the first post) that solved the same problem for many, but still I cannot see the wlan0 in my wizard. I'm sure I'm missing something, somewhere.
 
Old 04-08-2018, 02:03 AM   #5
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OK, possibly the firmware is not installed. See if you can find a package called 'firmware-atheros'. I'm not sure whether puppy packages this under a different name. Or, look in /lib/firmware for something that looks like atheros, ath5k or similar.
 
Old 04-08-2018, 05:02 AM   #6
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unfortunately there is nothing like ath5k... I see 6k, 9k etc.
you know where I can get and how to install the proper finrmware?
thank you for your help, really appreciated!
 
Old 04-08-2018, 01:29 PM   #7
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I thin puppy puts the firmware in the driver package. So, try installing 6k and 9k.
 
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Originally Posted by rimix2 View Post
Hi guys! New to the forum, hallo to everyone!
I'm currently trying to setup Puppy Linux Xenial 7.5 on an old Samsung NC10. I'm having issues with the wireless card Atheros AR5007EG.

I tried the solution detailed here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=269042

Installed the .pet file and now I can actually see the Wireless device in the hardware list... but now in the interfaces list for Network connection (I have a screenshot but I cannot attach it here...).

Considering that I'm a TLC engineer BUT new to Linux world... is there something I'm missing?

Thank you so much!
riki
From Xenial site.

Quote:
The 32bit version has kernel 4.4.95-noPAE for better compatibility with older hardware while the 64bit has Kernel 4.9.58 for better modern hardware support.
You running 64 bit or 32 bit?
Have you read the sticky https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-links-457465/ here yet for using better search engines that are puppy specific yet? I already now some of the links are dead but a lot of them still usable.

ath5k has been in the kernel since

Code:
ath5k is a Linux kernel driver supporting Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E chips, introduced at Linux 2.6.25
So the 2008 pet you installed should not have been needed.

lets say you think you are missing firmware.

Code:
dmesg | grep firmware
Should have something to say about that.

where I would start first. Being a former puppy user from long ago. Is uninstall that puppy 4.12 .pet from 2009 1st through your puppy package manager.

Then reboot and and run in terminal

Code:
lspci -v
Look for the atheros chip and what driver the kernel loaded already

then do my firmware command to look for missing firmware < I personally doubt firware is missing. ath5k wireless chips has been supported for ages >

The do this

Code:
ifconfig -a
See if wlan0 or eth1 or whatever shows up as wireless working. Then move on Puppy network manager. I have not used Puppy in a long time so I am not hip on what they now use. Puppy is chaotic that way as a anarchic type of organization. That sticky link I gave you with Puppy specific search engines. Example: http://pupsearch.weebly.com/

Will answer any search terms you will input to only puppy specific answers, Like using ath5k in Xenial

Example Link

Last edited by rokytnji; 04-08-2018 at 11:07 PM.
 
Old 09-17-2018, 03:02 PM   #9
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Hi rokytnji!

I have the same problem. I am trying to setup Puppy Linux Xenial 7.5 on an old Samsung Q1 Ultra. I have different wireless card - Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter, but the same driver ath5.

I use 32-bit version with kernel 4.4.95-noPAE and I can say that this version of Puppy doesn't support ath5 driver at all. modprobe can't load ath5k, ath_pci, madwifi, etc...

I think to try another Puppy version.
 
  


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