Switching to the Open source Athero driver after Mandriva 2009 upgrade

October 12, 2008 at 11:29 am 1 comment

Mandriva 2009 comes with a new open source Athero driver, but because I upgraded rather than reinstall, it was still stuck on the old madwifi driver. Here’s what I did to get rid of it and switch to the new driver.

  1. Install and Remove software and type in madwifi to search for all instances of madwifi. Uninstall all instances of madwifi.
  2. Reboot the laptop.
  3. For some reason, it doesn’t automatically detect the athero. I opened up a command line, login as root and typed:modprobe ath5k

The laptop should now be on the new open source driver from now on. You may need to re-enter your wireless configurations.

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