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I can't get my hp laptop that come with vista on linux cause my wifi don't work ...

I know for ndiswrapper but the opensource drivers are betters (madwifi,ath5k,ath9k).

My card work with madwifi or ath5k cause it's a g card ... (7000 something I think)

The big problem is to get the good driver and configure network-manager properly ...

Thanks for your help !!!

P.S. Ubuntu doc isn't clear, the irc channel help is hopeless (ubuntu is a noob distro so ...), ubuntu forums aren't better and I'm mostly an Archlinux user now maybe that doesn't help ...

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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic subversion
svn checkout http://svn.madwifi-project.org/madwifi/trunk/ madwifi-ng
cd madwifi-ng
make
sudo make install
modprobe -v ath_pci

That should do it. If not, post your error messages.

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Seem not working, it worked a little but never connected and the card seem not installed anymore ... It now worked another after a try of modprobe -v ath_pci, I have to load that module at start right ??? –  zillion Jan 19 '10 at 18:05
    
Do I add ath_pci to /etc/modules ??? –  zillion Jan 19 '10 at 18:11
    
yes you have to add it to /etc/modules –  Kim Jan 20 '10 at 8:42
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