aspire one series wireless problems on ubuntu

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    whispering girl

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    my brother has an aspire one zg5...........i put ubuntu on it and the wireless driver isn't there any more..............where can i download another one?
     
    whispering girl, Dec 17, 2008
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    Option #1: Check the forum for a link to sickboy's kernel.
    Option #2: Install linux-modules-backports for your kernel from the Ubuntu repository
     
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    I installed Xubuntu using Wubi and then googled to find the instructions to get wifi working. http://bad.ilink.lv/2008/07/guide-how-to-install-xubintu-on-acer-aspire-one/

    Install wi-fi drivers:
    mkdir source
    cd source
    wget http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-ha ... ent.tar.gz
    tar xzvf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
    sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3816-20080724 (This will change when new snapshots are made)
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo -i
    echo ath_pci >> /etc/modules
    exit
     
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    Try using Ubuntueee i downloaded it earlier today, installed it via usb pendrive and have managed to configure all hardware. Not bad for a total dimwit where Linux is concerned!
    Webcam Working
    Sound Working
    Wifi working, although wifi notification light doesn't light
    Far better looking than Linpus
     
    Nambleruk, Dec 27, 2008
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    IndyGunFreak

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    Compiling madwifi is unnecessary, as said above, installing the backports will make wifi work just fine. Assuming you installed Ubuntu 8.10, installing the backports should work just fine.

    1. Go to System/Admin/Hardware drivers. You should have two items there relating to your wireless device, Disable "Support for Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards"
    2. Restart
    3. After restarting/logging in, open a terminal and type sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-intrepid-generic
    4. Restart again
    5. Once logged in, you should be able to see Wireless networks, join networks, etc.

    IGF


    IGF
     
    IndyGunFreak, Dec 31, 2008
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