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Topic Title: installing linux on asus f3ka-x2
Topic Summary: has anyone gotten wireless to work?
Created On: 02/04/2008 02:59 AM
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 02/04/2008 02:59 AM
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acfreema
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so, here's the issue, i'm not worried about getting the proper gpu drivers, those will come in a few months. the big frustration is the atheros wireless adapter. madwifi (even though it's available for all the distros i've tried) doesn't work, and ndiswrapper fails too.
the latest item that i've used is gentoo. my roommate and i managed to get everything except the wireless to function (actually, i can't remember if we tried the sound). i'm pleased with how well it runs on gentoo, but the wireless support angers me. i had a vaio, recently, that had functioning wireless in ubuntu 6.1 and an hp (i forgot the model, but it was disappointing) that was able to function wirelessly using sabayon 3.2.

GRR!

help?
 02/07/2008 05:38 PM
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acfreema
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:chirp chirp:

hello?
 02/11/2008 11:08 AM
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vsingh
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Madwifi is definitely for atheros adapters, although I've never used it (my laptop's wireless is Broadcom 4318). What messages is it giving you when you try to configure it? Here's a guide i found:

http://madwifi.org/users-guide/
 02/17/2008 10:40 PM
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first of all, i can't figure out exactly what chip i have; windows reports 5007eg and lspci reports 5006eg.
second, madwifi drivers do nothing, period.
third, neither windows driver will work with ndiswrapper (tried both 64 and 32 bit versions)
i wouldn't say it's an error so much as everything coming up with "wrong driver" messages. basically, everything that i've tried has failed. i've used ubuntu (6.1, 7.1 8.04 beta), knoppix (3.4, 5.1), kanotix (the newest, i forget the #), gos, fedora core 8, rhel5, sabayon (3.2, 3.4e, 3.4f, 3.5 loop1), gentoo, bluewhite64, ultima, debian 4, and a few others that i can't remember. if the system boots (if it even gets that far, only knoppix 5.1 and ubuntu 7.1 did that), i try the drivers and nothing works. gentoo was my last hope, but that was also a loss; even after going through the minimal installation

Edited: 02/18/2008 at 02:47 AM by acfreema
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