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Old 12-01-2009, 06:17 AM   #1
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Acer 1810TZ Atheros AR8131 & Intel WiFi 1000 BGN (Slack 13.0)


Recently got this new notebook which had a marvel and intel chipset. Got it all working them RMA'd due to warped chassis... the replacement has an atheros and intel WiFi 1000 chipset....

For the wireless I have copied the ucode (iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode) to /lib/firmware and added a line in rc.modules

Quote:
/sbin/modprobe iwlagn
I can see this starting up in dmesg, but nothing from ifconfig or lspci -v

I did compile and enable the atl1e module for the atheros (even though the code referred to arl1e which is what I have...), but I realised there was already support in the kernel and took it out of rc.modules..

From lspci -v I can see that:

Quote:
Kernel driver in use: atheros_eth
Kernel modules: atl1c, atl1e
But from dmesg I see:

Quote:
eth0 (atheros_eth): not using net_device_ops yet
So as a test I fired up the latest ubuntu from my stick and can see that both are found fine in the latest kernel as atl1c & iwlagn respectively.....

As I am running slackware from a stick and using syslinux to boot hugesmp.s I do not really want to upgrade the kernel or recompile to be honest... but if that is the way I have to go.. (or wait for 13.1 !!)

Any help much appreciated.

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Old 12-01-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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I just finished up an Acer Aspire One with an Atheros AR8132 ethernet adapter that wasn't cooperating with the drivers included with Slackware 13. In my case the atl1c driver loaded, eth0 was enabled but not in a running state. What I ended up doing was searching and installing the latest drivers which doesn't require a kernel upgrade or recompile.

I found the OEM site no longer offered the drivers to the public but a few folks have posted the "AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz" for download. Untar the files, cd into the src directory, make, make install, modprobe atl1e and all should be well.

[EDIT]
Here's a download link that currently works:
http://hbcapps.com/miight/crap/AR81F....0.0.10.tar.gz
the md5sum should be "50af5b6ade80c2ac2915313913a7d7b9"
[/EDIT]

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Old 12-01-2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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Hi Chuck,

Yep, that was the file I downloaded and compiled last night with no luck... do I need to unload what it's already reporting atl1c & atl1e? I'm not sure how to do that tbh..

Mark
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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Sorry I'm delayed in response. I'm using GParted to move partitions around on my netbook to make room for a swap partition. I didn't realize that a dedicated swap partition was needed to make hibernate work.

Regarding your driver question, I didn't have to make any changes to my rc.modules to get eth0 to work after the driver update. A reboot was all that was needed. Prior to the update only atl1c was loading. After the update atl1c & atl1e load in support of eth0.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #5
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Hi Chuck,

Thanks for the reply. That's basically what I did, but doesn't seem to work for me. I'm currently compiling the latest src with make allyesconfig so will see how that goes.. not sure if it is as simple as making an image and copying across to my stick to boot...

Cheers,

Mark
 
Old 12-03-2009, 09:00 AM   #6
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OK, make allyesconfig was a little silly as it didnt boot and the image was 70 meg. I made a make with defaults and neither of them were supported. So I went in and changed all network devices to be in the kernel rather than modules and the image was around 6 meg, so not that much bigger than the hugesmp.s

Booted up OK, with the intel as iwlagn and atheros as atl1c and all is good!

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