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[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:03:39 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hmm, it's not clear from a quick Google search whether there's a native Linux driver for that adapter, or if it requires ndiswrapper. Does anyone know?

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:04:20 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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OK, I found this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=690699

but it might as well be written in a foreign friggin' language b/c I don't understand wtf they're talking about- not in a practical way. but it seems like the post would answer my question if I knew how to read it.

 

help?



[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:05:22 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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Note the post from viper- it references this ndiswrapper of which you speak, IG.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:08:30 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Based on what I'm reading there, if you can find a driver for Ubuntu with the name 'Atheros AR9170', it should work for your device.

I'm not sure where you can find a driver for this, but one of the authors seems to think that such a device exists.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:08:46 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Er, that such a driver exists for that device.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:09:27 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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You might try this:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Atheros

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:45:14 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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"The module is on linux-backports-modules-intrepid and it's called ath5k. You just need to install the package, either using Synaptic or apt-get, and make sure that is activated on System/Administration/Hardware Drivers."

OK, I think I understand this... just have to read up on HOW to do that...



[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 15:46:19 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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So, um, do I go to the command line and type
sudo apt-get install ath5k


[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 16:01:38 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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couldn't find package.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 16:11:32 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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fleeb- please call me when you get off work. I'm getting frustrated and you know how dangerous that can be.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 16:17:20 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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maybe try sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-intrepid

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 16:28:19 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Ugh... I'll do that, but it's going to be a while, as you know. I don't get home quickly.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 16:28:49 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Note that you might need to update your apt-get stuff. I don't recall how you do this, but someone around here should know.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 16:34:27 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Ugh... I'll do that, but it's going to be a while, as you know. I don't
get
home quickly.

It is truely a shame that Aahz isn't online right now to jump all over that statement.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 17:07:47 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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"couldn't find package linux-backports-modules-intrepid"

I shall be patient... I dunno how to update the apt either. DUH *grin* I don't even know what I'm doing, really. What does sudo mean? I kinda get the apt and "get" command but sudo, I dunno what that means.



[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 19:05:42 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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do as su would do.

[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 19:49:54 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Mon Nov 17 2008 17:07:47 EST from girthta@uncnsrd

"couldn't find package linux-backports-modules-intrepid"

I shall be patient... I dunno how to update the apt either. DUH *grin* I don't even know what I'm doing, really. What does sudo mean? I kinda get the apt and "get" command but sudo, I dunno what that means.

It can't find packages because it cannot connect to the internet... which is exactly what you're trying to resolve right now.  Chicken-and-egg problem.  I know you're planning on directly plugging the thing to a network connection.  This should help you get going.  I'm guessing the wifi card is the toughest thing to set up without a disk install.

'sudo' is a way of executing just one command as if you were the super user of the machine.  'su' is short for 'SuperUser', and 'do' is just the verb 'to do'... so it's Super User Do... or 'sudo'.  SuperUser is kind of the modern idea of 'root' (the old super-user account name used for literally decades in POSIX-friendly operating systems), although the super user could have any name (I think lately POSIX OSes are getting away from using 'root' as the super user account, encouraging you to use whatever name you want for that account).

Windows has been doing the same thing incidentally, about encouraging the analogous 'Administrator' super-account to be something other than 'Administrator'.  I think when you install XP, it wants you to establish some user as the main Admin account for the OS. Vista is even more aggressive about that, if I remember correctly.



[#] Mon Nov 17 2008 19:50:32 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Mon Nov 17 2008 16:34:27 EST from athos-mn@uncnsrd

Ugh... I'll do that, but it's going to be a while, as you know. I
don't get
home quickly.

It is truely a shame that Aahz isn't online right now to jump all over that statement.
He's already dinged me a couple of times for this kind of statement.

[#] Tue Nov 18 2008 12:53:47 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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OK, so now I'm hardwired to the net and obviously online. well, not so obviously online on the ubuntu box. The packages still will not be found or installed.

[#] Tue Nov 18 2008 13:07:24 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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