AR242x Kubuntu

AR242x The saga continues

Here is the Solution currently used on 8.04: How To Get The Atheros AR242X Wireless To Work 2
Here is the Solution currently used on 8.10: How To Get Atheros AR242x To Work On 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

Some good news for AR424x users. Intrepid Ibex the new version of (K)Ubuntu will support the AR242x natively. This means non of the work a rounds are necessary any more. At least we hope that they will not be.

I hope in the future that if there is a problem like this again that Ubuntu development team will act quicker to include drivers for important chip sets like this. Just from the responds on both of my posts on how to get the AR242X to work I can see that this should have been dealt with a lot faster. Just like the Suspend Hibernate problem. Ubuntu Linux will turn in to just another unusable distro’s for n00bs and first time users that don’t have the computer knowledge to dive into terminal and fix this problem.

I’ve been able to get some of my costumers to try and like Kubuntu. If any of those people how ever had to set up the AR242X them selves then they wouldn’t have converted from windows.

I would like to be able to get more customers to make the switch. But I can not sell them on not being able to use a device because I can’t get any drivers for there spanking new printer or other device.

If this would not be an issue and drivers like this could be included faster then I could get so much more people to make the switch from bloat ware windows to light weight usable ((K)Ubuntu)Linux.

2 Comments

  • Laszlo Bajnoczi
    January 7, 2009 - 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi

    Thx a lot, you spare me to reinstall XP to my EeePc.

    After switch off BT, the WiFi start to work perfect

  • Kelly Conway
    February 12, 2009 - 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I apologize if this is a duplicate. I hit submit and got an error so I’m not sure if it went or not.

    Long story short. You helped me get my wireless going earlier on 8.04. I reinstalled from my cd and it upgraded my kernel to 2.6.24-23. I don’t know if that affects anything, but when I followed your directions again, I did get wireless connection, but only through my neighbors unsecured network.

    I then followed the same instructions to set up myself on my secure network and couldn’t get things going. I should have asked for help at that point, but I reinstalled. Now before doing anything I want to ask if you recommend I just go ahead and upgrade to Intrepid or stick with 8.04.
    I have no personal settings to deal with at this point and already backed all my data files.
    I don’t even know for sure what driver to download.

    Thank you for your help.

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