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Bug #247

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eeepc 701 hardware - wifi missing

Added by Gérald Kerma almost 13 years ago. Updated almost 13 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Postponed
Assignee:
Category:
System
Start date:
08/01/2011
Due date:
08/31/2011 (over 12 years late)
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:

Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

As indicated on the second page:

“Unfortunately, Lenny 2.6.26 kernel contains the driver which will not work with AR242x.”

And this is the same for most of the wifi chipset that EeePc's are shipping. Using a backported kernel would solve the issue but:

  • I understood the backport.org kernel doesn't ship the driver squashfs to uncompress Live image. We need to provide our own kernel.
  • We may have troubles with some other functionalities, eg. the DDL battery monitor didn't work anymore on one of my laptops with 2.6.32. Additional backports may be required…

So I propose to not work on this issue and wait for the Squeeze-based DDL instead.

Actions #2

Updated by Gérald Kerma almost 13 years ago

  • Assignee set to Gérald Kerma
  • Priority changed from Normal to Postponed
  • Target version set to Squeeze

Agree with your analysis.

Actions #3

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

  • Due date set to 08/31/2011
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Start date changed from 06/16/2011 to 08/01/2011

This issue should be solved using builds based on Squeeze.

Actions #4

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

Please test with the latest builds and tell us!

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