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From: "Jan K." <me@...>
Subject: Re: EEE PC wierdness with NetworkManager
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 16:50:24 +0200
Hi Christopher,
I am using gentoo on an eeepc 701 4G. I was trying kernel 2.6.23 with 
eeepatches ( with the actual snapshop from madwifi 
hal, which was working well 
( exept 
some powermanagement issues (suspend to ram) which I got fixed by 
upgrading to actual 2.6.26 kernel.

With this kernel I also have problems with the wireless card (kernel 
2.6.26: ath5k) like here:

I was quite pissed to see an "it's a known bug, don't bother, its only 
optional" at the end of each of those tickets. I mean, a working wlan on 
a eeepc for me is more than optional. maybe and hopefully this will work 
on future kernels, till then we will all have to use the non-kernel 
drivers for eeepc connectivity:

atl2 (wired network):

ath_hal (wireless network):

and or refer to the following page, which helped me very much:

and beyond all, have fun ;-)


Christopher Friedt schrieb:
> Hi
> I was wondering if anyone else on this list is using an EEE PC with 
> Gentoo, and if so, what is your setup?
> I'm still having some difficulties with NetworkManager - apparently 
> there are some idiosyncrasies with the ath driver so that it doesn't 
> properly respond to some iwconfig api calls, which prevents 
> NetworkManager from being able to use the EEE PC Atheros card at all.
> Is anyone having any luck with this?
> I've got a bunch of documentation set up here:
> Cheers,
> Chris

EEE PC wierdness with NetworkManager
-- Christopher Friedt
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