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Re: What does kernel 2.6.27 bring for Artheros AR5007 users?



Jim wrote:
Arthur Pemberton wrote:
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Jim <mickeyboa sbcglobal net> wrote:
Arthur Pemberton wrote:
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 8:29 AM, Jim <mickeyboa sbcglobal net> wrote:

Arthur Pemberton wrote:

The ath_pci driver is very falky on a notebook on which I installed
Fedora + Livna. I was expecting that ath5k in 2.6.27 would bring
AR5007 support, but I saw nothing about it here:
http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_27

How are other Fedora dealing with the AR5007 wifi card?



I'm using a eeepc with the AR5007EG wifi and kernels-2.6.27 in FC10 work
great.

What did you use before 2.6.27?

The madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz driver, but I'm sure it's changed to a
different number by now.
While I was using FC9 , I went to Redhat Rawhide and got a Kernel-2.6.27 and
installed on FC9 and it worked
without any problems.
I'm using kernel-2.6.27-0.398.rc9.fc10.i686, If you should choose to go that way, be sure you get the kernel-devel, kernel-headers, from rawhide, just
in case you should have to compile anything.
I switch to FC10-test because they have a lot of improvements to KDE.
The 2.6.27 kernels have fixes for most or all Atheros chipsets, it also
fixed my Webcam
So I have got a  eeePC 702, with all hardware working in FC10.
Send me your Email and I will attach an forward  the
madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz driver to you. I still have it on my PC.


No need for the attachment, I have that madwifi via Livna (RPM)  and
its 'ok' but is very flaky. It either doesn't resume after suspend, or
stalls the machine on suspend. And randomly doesn't work on some
boots.

I was going to pull in .27 from rawhide, but I saw it was pulling in
some packages for update which I was not familiar with so I aborted
that process. May have to give it a try again.


Do you use Yumex ?
Yumex will let you select only the packages you want.
The only packages that the kernel should want to pull are kernel-devel, kernel-headers, kernel-firmware, kernel-oops .
Here is a mirror you can download the packages you want, one at a time.

ftp://mirror.hiwaay.net/pub/fedora/linux/releases/test/10-Beta/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/
Arthur if you have problems with running that URL, do a right click on URL and "Save Link Target" and paste it in the URL box on your Web browser, I tried to click on link on FC8-Thunderbird and it wouldn't run because it was a "ftp" site.


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