Saturday, January 13, 2007

wireless ubuntu edgy

No wireless! on my dell 6400... (with a Pro/Wireless 3945 ABG Network Connection).

Googling showed I needed to install linux-restricted-modules-generic but that didn't seem to fix it. I noticed ipw3945d was not in /sbin BUT /sbin/ipw3945d-2.6.17-10-generic *was*....

Copying this file to /sbin/ipw3945d makes it detect the wireless, but it drops out every 5 mins....

*UPDATE* No probs at all on Feisty.

I think it was most likely caused by messing with the ati video driver - and following HowTo's that installed a specific kernel. Anyway, I've learnt somewhat about kernel modules, X & some details on package management with ubuntu. That was half the point anyways...!