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)
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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.

http://madwifi.org/ticket/1679

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.

--or--

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 http://www.ubuntu.com/testing 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.

http://forumubuntusoftware.info/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1278

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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