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I am using gentoo on an eeepc 701 4G. I was trying kernel 2.6.23 with
eeepatches (http://geeentoo.com/) with the actual snapshop from madwifi
hal, which was working well
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: http://madwifi.org/ticket/1854
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:
> 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: