A short time ago I changed my Toshiba A215 S4747 for a new Toshiba M305D-S4830. Obviously, you do not let the Windows Vista with this new notebook or crazy, but he immediately got a Linux. I tried Fedora 9 and Ubuntu, and the two went exactly the same thing: I do not detected or Wifi or Ethernet plate. That problemon! As the Wifi I expected it, but what of the eth ever happened to me, luckily, everything has a solution.
The first thing I did was install ndiswrapper and the driver of the same plate of my previous Toshiba. In my case it was for Ubuntu 64-bit, but it could have been equally for 32 bits. Here they let the driver for both versions, should you want.
To verify you are reading plate to think about, you tell me that the command that shows the model of the plate reads ( lspci ), which is also known as Atheros AR5007EG:
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01 )
Well, the issue is that the Wifi left foot, and it worked perfectly for a while, until he got off the latest updates to Ubuntu 8.04 and ahi dream. While everything worked perfectly (Ati video card, network board, USB 2.0), stopped walking the WiFi, and there was no way to do it again to go. Google enough, I found out there that this board was supported by Madwifi, or is a native driver and without ndiswrapper. But was not the latest version of madwifi, but one in particular relating to a branch. Well, got off, compile and actually walked all . Les story as (from the console):
1) Uninstaller ndiswrapper: sudo apt-get remove ndiswrapper
(if they want, they can simply put on the list of modules to directly blocked is not lifted by the system and ready. For that, they write: sudo gedit / etc / modprobe.d / blacklist ‘to’ and add a line at the end of the file that says blacklist ndiswrapper )
2) install all the tools for compiling:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential bin86 sharutils
In my case, got off the headers of the version 2.6.24-21, corresponding with my version of the kernel.
3) Download this version of Madwifi. We are positioned on the download directory and decompress the madwifi us down. In my case, the desktop:
cd $ HOME / Desktop
4) uninstall any previous version:
sudo make uninstall
5) compiled and installed this version:
sudo make install
6) Go to System – Administration – Drivers Hardware and enabled HAL and support for Atheros.
We will ask for reboot. Before that, we do one thing plus, to be sure. Add the module ath_pci in the last row of the file / etc / modules:
sudo gedit / etc / modules
‘to’ and we write
Save and Close. Now if, reboot and it should go. If you look at the screenshot that I made them up, they will see that I have WIF.
Many of these tips were taken from MadWifi FirstTimeHowTo Tutorial: http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo
Edit: The same was also tested in a Toshiba A205 S5880 and went perfect, also with Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit .