[kwlug-disc] linky

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sat Oct 31 18:32:22 EDT 2009


OK, so I jumped the gun and upgraded from Kubuntu 9.04 to 9.10.

My wireless did not work. Bad timing, I should have waited till I do the
Monday presentation ...

The new laptop has an an Intel 5100 and I had some trouble with it on 9.04,
which I overcame by downloading the code from Intel's Linux Wireless web
site, compiling it, and then downloading the new firmware and copying it
/lib/firmware.

The details for 9.04 are here:
http://baheyeldin.com/technology/linux/toshiba-satellite-a300-07f-kubuntu-jaunty-904.html

But, after fiddling with it for some time, I found that the new drivers from
Intel, specifically this one:

http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-2009-10-28.tar.bz2

Work well. I had an issue after putting the laptop to Suspend, but will
dig deeper on this one later.

I also found that wicd is a much better network manager than either
KDE's default plasmoid or Gnome's network manager. It also makes
wpa supplicant unnecessary.
-- 
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
http://2bits.com
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Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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