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    installing wireless driver

    hello everyone.
    i am kind of newbie in linux
    can anyone tell me how can I install my myfi driver onto my linux?
    my wifi card is atheros AR9485WB-EG as I can see from my windows device manager.

    thank you

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    Some people seem to be able to make the drivers work. I never have been able to do so. I have given up, and now simply look for a distro which brings the wireless up from the box. Thus a small HP netbook is running Bodhi since it will run that wireless. I sure don't like Bodhi much but the kids here who don't even read or speak English seem to be able to use it to do their homework.

    I used another distro, a one man distro in the past. But he at times stops updating it so changed to Bodhi.

    Yes wireless drivers can be a nuisance at times.

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    Make an empty directory, get into it, then issue these commands:

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...12.2-1.tar.bz2
    tar xvf backports-3.12.2-1.tar.bz2
    cd backports-3.12.2-1
    make defconfig-ath9k
    make
    sudo make install

    Turn the pc off and back on, it should work. If it does not, (unlikely, but never mind), issue these two commands:

    sudo rmmod ath9k
    sudo modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1

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    Thank you, Johnkingx. But, over the years have spent many hours with such commands, and always a waste of time. So, listening to Einstein about people who try the same thing that never worked, I simply don't bother and look for an OOTB distro.

    I assume if I had someone present who could actually spot whatever I am doing wrong, I could get it eventually, as I usually do on most problems. But, when you are one of two people in a village of 12,000 who even know what Linux is, that is not possible.

    I have assumed there is some small thing I am missing, but sure have never figured it out. Broadcom seems to be one of the hardest. There aren't many OOTB distros for that, not with any real support.

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    Hope it works for OP, though. I sure know the frustration involved.

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