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Old 4th June 2008, 10:32 AM
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AR5007EG wreless, FC9, F3Ka ap031, x86_64

I was able to make my wireless work by following:
1) download the latest madwifi (trunk, svn, cvs) into /usr/src
2) download ath_hal-20080528.tgz from people.freebsd.org/~sam
3) delete the hal folder from the madwifi folder
4) rename unpacked ath_hal folder as hal and move it to the madwifi folder
5) in madwifi folder run make and make install.

modprobe ath_pci, and your wireless should work now.

Note: NetworkManager is hex-key case sensitive - all letters must be upper case
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Old 4th June 2008, 12:01 PM
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I'll have to test this tonight.
Thank you for the information--until now, as far as I knew, it wasn't possible to get it working on x64 bit systems. (That is, it will work on a 64 bit machine, but only if you install the 32 bit version.)
(I also wonder if it might work for the 2.6.26 kernel, as the working 32 bit patched MadWifi snapshot won't build with it.)

This is great, thanks.
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Old 4th June 2008, 12:11 PM
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Well, I don't know. I'm running 2.6.25.4.fc9 test kernel.
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Old 4th June 2008, 01:57 PM
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It does work with 2.6.26, I just tested it.
Better yet, there's now a patched snapshot, with Sam's patched hal available.

I've updated my page with the new link, but for those who come across this thread
wget http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special...20080604.tar.g
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Old 4th June 2008, 06:56 PM
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well, now about the ati xorg 1.5 issue
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Old 4th June 2008, 09:45 PM
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scottro,
I am using 2.6.26; in your experience, does this mean that 64 bit for 5007 will show up in Livna, and if so, how soon? I am still on Fedora 8, and am going very slow and cautious, since I do no have enough know-how in Linux to fix my own screw-ups ( I still have an ATI (fglrx) problem that I am slowing working through). Thanks for your time.
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Bob
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Old 4th June 2008, 10:10 PM
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well, I suppose that livna will wait for next oficial madwifi release. And there's that thing with ath5k. If you want, I can write a step by step manual for yout. Do you have F3Ka serires?
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Old 4th June 2008, 10:22 PM
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LukSoft,
Well, thank you for your offer, but I think if I do a make/compile for this, and then subsequently update the kernel, it will likely all come apart on me. My experience with the ATI-AMD installs had taught me a bitter lesson..that I should stick with the Livna installations, and that even those are not fool-proof. (Yes, I did have to blacklist the kernel driver for an install of a 5006 pci card on another laptop).
I imagine that someday my understanding of Fedora will permit me to fiddle around, without having to reinstall the whole OS. I had done so a dozen times in the last year, because I could not fix things that I broke.
Again,; Thanks for your offer.
Regards,
Bob
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Old 5th June 2008, 01:50 AM
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robert-e I have a page that goes into great deal and makes a big effort to be newcomer friendly.
I'm not sure how soon this madwifi will wind up in livna the way it is. At present, it's a snapshot. By the way, using subversion is no longer necessary, they moved fast on this, or someone did. The snapshot at the bottom of the trouble ticket (and I have the direct link of how to use wget on my page) eliminates the need to rename hal and use Sam's patch. It's already patched for you.

However, I don't know when this patched snapshot will make it into a release. It is a big step (as you'll see from all the comments on the trouble ticket) as people have been waiting since late 2007 for a 64 bit version.

Edit--once again I want to give my thanks for the information. As my page is apparently referenced rather frequently, your telling me about the 64 bit version will probably help a lot of people.
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