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    [SOLVED] how to... 'atheros ar9285' using 'chrunchbang'?


    Enable the wireless,
    Don't know if i have to install drivers or a software or what.
    Crunchbang has kernel 2.6.28, i have read that the newest kernel has built-in drivers but i have no idea how to upgrade.

    Ps: Any crunchbang update software upgraded the kernel (maybe adding a repository?)

    Ps2: If you know what to do, PLEASE say it and explain. I'm a ugly noob


    here is info about my pc.

    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
    Kernel modules: intelfb
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b128 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    i915 67844 2
    drm 96424 3 i915
    ppdev 15620 0
    bridge 56212 0
    stp 10500 1 bridge
    bnep 20224 2
    joydev 18368 0
    lp 17156 0
    parport 42220 2 ppdev,lp
    snd_hda_intel 436276 0
    snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 83076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
    snd_seq_oss 37760 0
    snd_seq_midi 14336 0
    snd_rawmidi 29696 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 62756 9 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
    soundcore 15200 1 snd
    uvcvideo 63368 0
    iTCO_wdt 19108 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
    psmouse 61972 0
    snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    compat_ioctl32 9344 1 uvcvideo
    videodev 41600 1 uvcvideo
    serio_raw 13444 0
    pcspkr 10496 0
    v4l1_compat 21764 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    intel_agp 34108 1
    agpgart 42696 3 drm,intel_agp
    video 25872 0
    input_polldev 11912 0
    output 11008 1 video
    r8169 40964 0
    mii 13312 1 r8169
    fbcon 46112 0
    tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
    font 16384 1 fbcon
    bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
    softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
    compcache 12876 1
    lzo_decompress 10880 1 compcache
    lzo_compress 10880 1 compcache
    tlsf 14092 1 compcache

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.28-19-generic

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:5a:f8:92:14
    inet addr:192.168.1.76 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::223:5aff:fef8:9214/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:5031 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:4640 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:4579591 (4.5 MB) TX bytes:938412 (938.4 KB)
    Interrupt:251 Base address:0x6000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:5132 (5.1 KB) TX bytes:5132 (5.1 KB)


    ============ iwconfig ============

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    Hello,

    You can download a newer kernel from this site.

    You want these three packages:
    linux-image-2.6.30-020630-generic_2.6.30-020630_i386.deb
    linux-headers-2.6.30-020630_2.6.30-020630_all.deb
    linux-headers-2.6.30-020630-generic_2.6.30-020630_i386.deb

    Crunchbang may have gdebi, a GUI installer for deb packages, and you can just double click them to install. Install in the same order as listed above.

    Otherwise use dpkg as so

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i <package name>
    For example
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.30-020630-generic_2.6.30-020630_i386.deb
    Utilize the power of tab completion to make typing in the names easier.

    Which is to say, you can start typing
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i linux-image
    hit tab, and it will complete the rest of the file name for you. If there are no unique matches, ie, more than one file that matches what you've type, it will give you a list of those files, and I'm not sure with Ubuntu, but you should be able to hit TAB multiple times to select the filename you want in that event. But there's tons of options for completion, and I'm not sure how Ubuntu sets it up.

    Once you've installed the new kernel, reboot, and you should be good to go.

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    solved, install the new crunchbang

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