[plug] [Fwd: wireless card not recognised at boot]

Gavin Chester gavin.chester at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 13:12:33 WST 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 11:43 +0900, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Well, the first step is to establish whether its a USB type device,
> or a removable PCI type device, or a bona fide wired PCI device.
> You can use stuff like lspci or the equivalent usb command to grab
> information about the device.

output of lspci shows it is:
"00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5005G
802.11abg NIC (rev 01)"

> That'll tell you whether the device is even visible to the bus nexus -
> if you can't find it there then you probably won't have any luck getting
> a driver to work. ;)
> Once you've got that information I'd contact the device driver maintainer
> and see if they've got any insight into the issue.

the madwifi site claims support for my chipset, but I'll do as you
suggest and try emailing the package maintainer and/or madwifi forum.

> Don't stop now - this is just part of the fun. :)

Yeh, but always more fun when it's someone else's problem, eh? ;-)

Thanks for your input :-)


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