From: Gabriel <gabrielvc@gm...> - 2007-10-28 20:10:25
I run Ubuntu Feisty on my apple MacBook core 2 duo, which has an atherow wifi.
I actually had to compile the madwifi driver I am using, since the standard
branch does not work, according to the ticket 1001.
I do need to know what do I have to do in order to upgrade to the next version
of Ubuntu, without running into the risk of loosing my wireless support.
From: Michael Renzmann <mrenzmann@ma...> - 2007-10-29 05:04:01
> I actually had to compile the madwifi driver I am using, since the
> standard branch does not work, according to the ticket 1001.
Ticket 1001 has been closed in May. Support for AR5008 chipsets is
available in trunk since around that time, which - more or less - is the
"standard branch". So you information seems to be a little outdated.
> I do need to know what do I have to do in order to upgrade to the next
> version of Ubuntu, without running into the risk of loosing my wireless
Since such a switch usually also includes upgrading to a different kernel
version you would need to recompile MadWifi manually. Hence you should get
two snapshots of the MadWifi source, the one you are using now and the
most current trunk snapshot, before you boot to the new kernel. Also
before rebooting you should make sure that all the requirements for
compiling MadWifi are met for the new kernel (such as having the matching
kernel header package installed etc.) Then try to compile the latest
snapshot for the new kernel and see if it works after reboot. If it fails
for whatever reason you could go back to the snapshot of the version you
used so far.