The Atheros 9285 patch on 8.0-stable
james at colannino.org
Sun Feb 7 08:38:27 UTC 2010
I have an Asus EEE PC 1005HA, which has an Atheros 9285 wireless
chipset. I discovered that Rui Paulo wrote a driver, and put up a patch
for the 8.0 stable kernel here:
It seems to have worked for some people. After patching and
re-compiling my kernel, it did manage to detect the device on my
machine, but unfortunately, I'm unable to scan for networks or associate
with my network. Here's what happens:
The machine boots, and I see the ath0 interface when I run ifconfig. I
then run the command 'ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0' and
successfully create wlan0. However, when I run the command 'ifconfig
wlan0 scan', the command doesn't seem to do anything, and I eventually
have to CTRL-C it.
Has anybody else had this problem? Is it a known issue? Maybe I'm
doing something wrong? It was mentioned that testers were needed for
this driver, and I'd love to help out if possible. If anybody wants me
to send any additional information, just let me know.
Thanks so much everyone!
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