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ruipalmeira

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PostSubject: HELP wireless drivers on Asus X50RL + ubuntu 8.04 32bit March 10th 2009, 11:54 pm

hey there... i'm trying to install ubuntu on my mothers laptop which is an Asus X50RL (atheros wireless card/module), installing goes fine but i can't get wireless networking.. i've read numerous how-to's on ubuntu foruns and stuff like that... but can't get it right ??

alex can you help me on this one bro ?

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PostSubject: Re: HELP wireless drivers on Asus X50RL + ubuntu 8.04 32bit March 11th 2009, 3:20 am

I think I got that card in my IBM, havn't put ubuntu on it for awhile and as far as I remember ti worked oob. Hmm, yeah, I'd wait for Alx to respond xD.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP wireless drivers on Asus X50RL + ubuntu 8.04 32bit March 11th 2009, 5:30 am

default Atheros drivers dont work in ubuntu since something like version 6.04 i think... what card version?

You want to use MadWifi. its deffinantly the best Atheros driver out there atm.


If you have an ethernet connectio:

Code:
wget http://kolmoskone.homelinux.org/~kaja/kamaa/madwifi.sh -O madwifi.sh
chmod +x madwifi.sh

here we're using wget to fetch the madwifi.sh from the server and at the same time signing madwifi.sh as an executable script. (this also how you would upgrade to the latest version)

Code:
sudo ./madwifi.sh

There your running the script as root user. It should ask for a password.

You can then connect using the NetworkManager icon in the notification area. It might take a minute to find the signal so dont be rushed wink

Note that you have to run the last command after every kernel update, so keep the source tarball at hand! You can also start using the SVN way now that you have a working connection.

If you dont had an ethernet connection (really method):

This method should only be used if the first one doesnt work :/

You need to put madwifi.sh, madwifi-VERSION.tar.gz (from http://madwifi-project.org/ or http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/madwifi-trunk/) and the following Ubuntu packages (from http://packages.ubuntu.com/): make, gcc, libc6-dev, linux-headers-YOURKERNELVERSION on a removable media (CD, flash memory,...). VERSION is something like 0.9.4 or trunk-r3721-20080613 and can be seen in the tarball filename. You can easily find out YOURKERNELVERSION by running the uname -r command.

Once you have inserted the removable media run

Code:
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/package.deb

Replacing the path with the path (duh) and remember, caps counts!

Then run the script as such

Code:
chmod +x madwifi.sh
sudo ./madwifi.sh --tarball /path/to/madwifi-VERSION.tar.gz

Of course you need to substitute VERSION with the actual MadWifi version. After it completes you should be able to connect to a wireless network with Ubuntu's NetworkManager icon in the notification area. It might take a minute to pick up the signal so dont rush yourself.

Note that you have to run the last command after every kernel update, so keep the source tarball at hand! You can also start using the SVN way now that you have a working connection.



Hope this works smile
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PostSubject: Re: HELP wireless drivers on Asus X50RL + ubuntu 8.04 32bit March 11th 2009, 12:43 pm

thanks for explaining alex wink , i'll be using winxp for now.. since the laptop isn't mine and my mom needs autocad and stuff like that...

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PostSubject: Re: HELP wireless drivers on Asus X50RL + ubuntu 8.04 32bit March 11th 2009, 4:14 pm

oh haah :/ oh well xD
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