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Hi. I am trying to install Ubuntu on an Acer Extensa 7630EZ with the wireless card mentioned in the title. (At least that's what Windows tells me I have...) But ...
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    Atheros AR5B91 / ath9k refusing to work


    Hi.

    I am trying to install Ubuntu on an Acer Extensa 7630EZ with the wireless card mentioned in the title. (At least that's what Windows tells me I have...)

    But no matter what I do, I cannot seem to get it sorted.

    I am running a clean install of the 9.10 daily at the moment.

    I ran the recommended script from the Wireless section and have attached that.

    -KJ
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    The chipset of your card is atheros ar928x. Googling, you are not alone in having troubles with this card.

    I found this:
    Digital Dialects: Atheros AR928x and Ubuntu

    Not sure if it will be applicable to your laptop.

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    You should google for compat-wireless. Try the stable releases.

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    Hi there and thank you very much for your replies.

    I have tried the compat-wireless, and the stable relases does not compile. I have successfully compiled and installed the daily build, though. Only problem is that it does not do me any good. No wireless interface to be found.

    I tried the DD blog, and it did not do any good for me. No difference.

    -KJ

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    You should try to use the linux-wireless mailing list instead of this forum. This sucks.

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    Thanks for your incredibly unhelpful post mcgrof. If you don't have anything useful to add, please don't comment.

    Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this problem. Wireless-N support is fairly new and there are problems with the ath9k driver. If you google this chipset and ubuntu, you'll find that using the current compat-wireless does not solve the problem, as the OP found out.

    I have seen people say that using the latest compat-wireless in Ubuntu 9.04 does work for some people, so you can try downgrading to that for now. Or you can otherwise try a different distro and see if it works better.

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    Yes there is an answer -- the answer is to upgrade your driver. If you have issues compiling the stable compat-wireless please report that on the mailing list.

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    By all means try to install the latest stable compat-wireless, but what I'm saying is that there are many people posting this problem with Karmic, and they report that the latest stable compat-wireless does not fix the problem.

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    You should read the reporting bugs guidelines on the wireless kernel dot org wiki. Its under the Documentation section. Without issues being reported they cannot be fixed. What I am trying to tell you is this is the wrong forum to report issues so that they actually get fixed. I only read your post by chance.

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