Comment 16 for bug 346078

Mike O'Connell (wundbread) wrote :

on my lenovo T61
ifi0: Atheros AR5424 chip found (MAC 10.3, PHY SChip 6.1, Radio 10.2)
ath_pci: wifi0: Atheros 5212: mem=0xdf2f0000, irq=17

ath5k results in very unreliable connections and the card will even drop off the pci bus (see bug# 342409)
but Jockey didn't show the madwifi driver as an option
My network card only worked when I manually blacklisted ath5k only then did the madwifi driver option show in jockey...

I think the madwifi driver should always show if they have an atheros card with the existing "don't install unless your networking is broken" warning unless of course we can be smart enough to automatically (which it sounds like is really hard).