Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 19 Jun 2019, 09:44
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
Unable to get wireless work eeePC 1005HA (Solved)
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 3 of 3 [35 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3
Author Message
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 12213
Location: S.C. USA

PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2019, 23:28    Post subject:  

RonInRaleigh,

If you are actually using Xenialpup 7.5 and not Xenialpup64 7.5

This is the pet you need to install.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-xenial/32/atheros_kernel_modules-4.4.95noPAE-xenial32.pet

Quote:
I did a clean install of Puppy xenial 7.5 to a hard drive.

I will assume this is a frugal install of Xenialpup 7.5
If yes.
You need to shutdown and make a save.
Reboot using the save.
Download the pet package and install it by left clicking on the pet.
Reboot so the pet install is saved in the save.
It should now work.

This is my wNA1100 in Xenialpup 7.5 after installing the pet package.
It uses the ath9k_htc driver.

Look in Pup-Sysinfo>Devices>USB Devices>Summary
See if the describtion looks similar to this:

Quote:
VendorID=0846 ProductID=9030 Rev=01.08
Manufacturer=NETGEAR WNA
Product=WNA1100
SerialNumber=12345
Driver=ath9k_htc
capture13297.png
 Description   
 Filesize   26.32 KB
 Viewed   164 Time(s)

capture13297.png


_________________
The things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked
YaPI(any iso installer) http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107601
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
RonInRaleigh

Joined: 03 Jan 2019
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2019, 23:39    Post subject:  

This is the 32-bit version.

I did a lot more testing given that so many people were successful with the patch. The problem was in my installation. Yes, I did install the .pet file and it installed successfully. However, I did not understand that I also needed to run "Xenialpup updates" under the Setup menu. Once I did this and rebooted, the adapter was recognized and showed up as wlan0 in the in the Internet Configuration Wizard. I configured it and got onto the network.

So my WNA1100 is working fine. The 666philb fix does work, but it requires the additional step mentioned above. I guess I am just too new to Puppy Linux and did not understand the fine points of updating.

Oh, the ath9k module still does not show up in the list of loadable network modules, but I guess this does not matter since the adapter is working.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Subito Piano


Joined: 27 May 2007
Posts: 664
Location: UPSTATE New York

PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2019, 23:46    Post subject:  

RonInRaleigh -- kudos! I LOVE it when people take the time to understand things rather than quickly say "it doesn't work!" and go elsewhere. It may not be for EVERYbody, but there is a LOT to like about Puppy and I hope you find that it meets your needs/interests. Very Happy
_________________
"God is love" - I John 4:12
Rockin' on an IBM/Lenovo T60 Cetrino Duo with 32-bit XenialPup 7.5! Very Happy
(A/V Linux for live digital synth needs)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 12213
Location: S.C. USA

PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2019, 23:54    Post subject:  

Good to see you got it working. Exclamation Very Happy

I do not ever remember needing to do the Xenialpup updates to get mine working, but I always run that Update after a fresh install of Xenialpup.

The developer of Xenialpup finds things he forgot to put into Xenialpup or bugs are found after the iso was made.
So, the Xenialpup updates is a easy way to put the fixes in.

We keep telling him he needs to rebuild the Xenialpup 7.5 iso so all this stuff is now in the iso.
Especially this bunch of missing drivers and firmware.

Puppy releases, never really get all the bugs worked out, until people start using it and reporting things they find to fix.

_________________
The things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked
YaPI(any iso installer) http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107601
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
RonInRaleigh

Joined: 03 Jan 2019
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2019, 09:25    Post subject:  

I thought I would make one final post about my experience. As I said, the athxx xxx.ko modules were in the /lib directory after installing the .pet file, but those were the only changes in the /lib directory.

After I did the "Xenialpup updates", the following three "text" files in the /lib/modules/4.4.95 directory were updated: modules.alias, modules.dep, and modules.symbols. Their three corresponding .bin files were also updated. I think the most important update was to the .alias file since it has the hardware IDs of the adapter in it and (I assume) allowed the system to map the hardware ID to the supporting driver module.

I am new to Puppy Linux, but I have to say I am pretty impressed with it.

Ron
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 3 of 3 [35 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0356s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0114s) ][ GZIP on ]