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Thank you both for being so helpful. Someday I will be able to do this I do not have a wired connection right now, but I can get one on ...
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    Thank you both for being so helpful. Someday I will be able to do this

    I do not have a wired connection right now, but I can get one on Friday. In the meantime I will read more about this so that I can understand at least some of what you tell me to do.

    I will try on Friday and post again then.

    Tatiana

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    When you get an internet connection, first do a complete update.
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    sudo apt-get update
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    sudo apt-get upgrade
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    I'd have to boot into Windows to determine the exact model of my card, however the Atheros driver I'm using is the ath5k driver.

    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: ath5k
    Kernel modules: ath5k
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    No need for the windows name, as that doesn't really tell us the chipset. The Linux output tells us everything!

    Atheros makes a lot of different chips. And they will use different drivers.
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    Okay, I will update first.

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    Well, I have a wired connection now and I did a complete update as you advised, but I received an error on the first step of installing the build-essential linux headers:

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    tatiana@desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux headers-$(uname -r) subversion wget wireless-tools
    [sudo] password for tatiana: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package headers-2.6.31-14-generic
    I don't really understand this (surprise!). The purpose of this is to get the kernel headers so that I can install a driver, right? Are the kernel headers the same as the package headers?

    I did Google, by the way--I just couldn't find a definition of "package headers."

    Thanks,

    Tatiana

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatiana30241 View Post
    Well, I have a wired connection now and I did a complete update as you advised, but I received an error on the first step of installing the build-essential linux headers:

    Code:
    tatiana@desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux headers-$(uname -r) subversion wget wireless-tools
    [sudo] password for tatiana: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package headers-2.6.31-14-generic
    I don't really understand this (surprise!). The purpose of this is to get the kernel headers so that I can install a driver, right? Are the kernel headers the same as the package headers?

    I did Google, by the way--I just couldn't find a definition of "package headers."

    Thanks,

    Tatiana
    It's looking for headers-2.6.31-14-generic which is a package.
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    linux headers-$(uname -r)
    You're missing a hyphen. Should be
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    linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    The $(uname -r) bit is tells it to put the output of the command uname -r (try it in a terminal) there.

    This is the package we're looking for, though.
    Ubuntu -- Details of package linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic in karmic

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    Oh, thanks.

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    Okay, so when I tried to patch the driver, it gave me an ambiguous redirect error:

    Code:
    tatiana@desktop ~ $ cd ar5523
    tatiana@desktop ~/ar5523 $ patch <debian/patches/kcompat-2.6.2*
    bash: debian/patches/kcompat-2.6.2*: ambiguous redirect
    Is this the right path?

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