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Old 11-16-2004, 12:06 PM   #1
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ar5001x driver in Fedora Core 3


anyone know how to get a working driver for FC3 for the atheros wireless chipset ar5001x ???
i've tried the madwifi stuff and i can't follow it....HELP
i'm liking Fedora Core 3, but i don't know what to do with these crazy drivers that require so much to install. HELP HELP HELP.

anything will do....thx

 
Old 11-22-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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has no one found a driver that works and can TELL ME how to get it working? that would be really helpful...i've looked as much as i can and need help...PLZ
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:49 AM   #3
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Hello flystar,

In order for people to provide you with help, you must be willing to meet them halfway. I understand you need help but where? Why isnt madwifi working? What happens when you try to install it? Please post back with more information and you may well find people are able to assist you. I know its frustrating but typing HELP HELP HELP isnt going to get you anywhere. Have you read the FAQ?

http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-faq.htm

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Old 11-27-2004, 10:49 PM   #4
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I've downloaded the CVS files and the tarballs and tried to "make" them, and recieved errors everytime. I'll post later with the actual message.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 05:18 AM   #5
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use the rpms

http://dag.wieers.com/packages/kerne...e-madwifi/?M=D

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Old 12-12-2004, 12:18 AM   #6
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I went to the links for the rpms, but all the Fedora Core ones are for FC1. Where do I find one for FC3?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 05:45 AM   #7
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hmmm, not sure. You could always try the FC1 rpm's and it should tell you if any of its dependencies need updating.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 12:23 AM   #8
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I tried the FC1 rpms before I posted my last message. It wouldn't install without a couple of packages - one being /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl - I'm assuming that has something to do with the 2.4 kernel. But since FC3 uses the 2.6 kernel, I didn't think it would do any good to persue that route.

Any other ideas on how to get the wireless adapter working? It was working on this same laptop with SuSE 9.1 and 9.2, but because of other problems, I decided to replace it with FC3 - which I've otherwise grown to like.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 06:46 AM   #9
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http://atrpms.net/dist/fc3/madwifi/
 
Old 12-20-2004, 12:50 AM   #10
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Don't think that worked. I got it downloaded and installed - though not without having it need something else first (the kernel-module...). But on the next reboot, it started a hardware configuration tool and I configured it, but now it just fails when trying to initialize it. I'm not sure if there's a log that gives more detail.

When I set it up in the Network part of the System Settings, and try to activate it, it says "ath_pci device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization". (Come to think of it, I think that's the same thing I see flash by when booting up.)

Whether it makes any difference, I have this set up as a dual boot with Windows also. It sees it as an Atheros AR5001X+. I don't remember what SuSE 9.2 saw it as. The website you mentioned has drivers for a AR5200 series.

Where do I go from here to make this work?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:48 AM   #11
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I'm having the EXACT same problem. Have you came accross a solution?
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:27 PM   #12
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No solution yet.

However, I've tried Ubuntu Linux and Mepis Linux on the same notebook, and both of them worked right out of the box. Unfortunately with both of those, a few times after successful boots, GRUB starts loading, but then it reboots, then GRUB loads, then it reboots, and reboots, and reboots. Don't know if it's the distros or GRUB.

I started reloading SuSE 9.2, but when reinstalling, it was doing the same thing that annoyed me so much before I tried Fedora Core. 9.0 and 9.1 were okay, but with 9.2 the mousepad sensitivity somehow changed. You can't just lightly tap on it to click, you have to really bang on it. What's up with that? (Another subject for another forum I'm sure.)

Anyway, if three distros on the same machine can make the wireless networking work, you'd think FC3 should be able to.
 
  


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