Atheros AR5007EG driver is not included ( But is avaibile on net )

Bug #213318 reported by Wesley Velroij on 2008-04-07
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linux (Ubuntu)
Wesley Velroij

Bug Description

The Atheros AR5007EG driver is not included in kubuntu 8.04 i like to see it in it the driver can be downloaded easy so i geus they could easy add it in kubuntu 8.04.

Martijn Cielen (mcielen) wrote :

As an Asus F5RL user with mentioned ar5007eg, I can confirm this card has serious issues in GNU/Linux.
For some ndiswrapper works.
For some the patched madwifi driver works.
For some none of these work.

I myself have to toggle the hardware-wifi-switch after every reboot to be able to connect to any wireless network.

Changed in linux:
status: New → Confirmed
funkythumb (funkythumb) wrote :

I can confirm an definite issue with this driver as well. Neither Ndiswrapper nor Madwifi works.

Finally convinced a friend to switch from Vista on her new Toshiba laptop Satellite A205, which runs Hardy beautifully, but not getting wireless running is a deal breaker!

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is planning to move to the 2.6.27 kernel for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10 release. As a result, the kernel team would appreciate it if you could please test this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. There are one of two ways you should be able to test:

1) If you are comfortable installing packages on your own, the linux-image-2.6.27-* package is currently available for you to install and test.


2) The upcoming Alpha5 for Intrepid Ibex 8.10 will contain this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. Alpha5 is set to be released Thursday Sept 4. Please watch for Alpha5 to be announced. You should then be able to test via a LiveCD.

Please let us know immediately if this newer 2.6.27 kernel resolves the bug reported here or if the issue remains. More importantly, please open a new bug report for each new bug/regression introduced by the 2.6.27 kernel and tag the bug report with 'linux-2.6.27'. Also, please specifically note if the issue does or does not appear in the 2.6.26 kernel. Thanks again, we really appreicate your help and feedback.

Wesley Velroij (velroy1) wrote :

When will you finally decide to include this driver? its avaible from internet I even found a amd64 driver.

iliasn (shodan3000) wrote :

I confirm that Atheros AR5007EG does not work with Ubuntu 8.10 final. I tested it with a live cd yesterday on my laptop LG E500-AP14HS.

Pasi Karjalainen (pjk67) wrote :

Tested Ubuntu 8.10 Final on laptop FS Li1718(A) with Atheros AR5007EG and did not work. The light is on but that's it.

Wesley Velroij (velroy1) wrote :

I found a way to get it working on Kubuntu 8.10, you have to compile madwifi from trunk, it even worked with amd64 which I am using.

Wesley Velroij (velroy1) wrote :

I have found already the fix, it works on 32 bit and 64 bit,

Changed in linux:
assignee: nobody → velroy1
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Wesley Velroij (velroy1) wrote :

sudo apt-get install build-essential

if you have installed build essential then you can install the fix, just open the map in konsole and do make > sudo make install and then restart and you have your wlan.

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