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The Atheros card should be supported by the drivers built into Gutsy.
 
The Atheros card should be supported by the drivers built into Gutsy.
  
{{HELP|Can someone with an Atheros card confirm this?}}
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As of July 26th the IWL4965 driver and firmware is included in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 which should be installed by default.
 
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As of July 26th the IWL4965 driver and firmware is included in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 which should be installed by default.  Only use the procedure below if you want to try new newer release.
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https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-July/005258.html
 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-July/005258.html
 
The Intel a/b/g/n (IPW4965) card requires the iwlwifi drivers from Intel:
 
 
{{NOTE|As the release process moves forward the Kernel will be updated so make sure to update the paths below}}
 
 
{{NOTE|With each new Kernel release this process must be repeated}}
 
 
Install the necessary prerequisites and get the directories symlinked right.
 
 
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
 
sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r` /lib/modules/`uname -r`/source
 
 
Download and install the latest mac80211 from the 8.x.x branch.  8.0.2 is the latest as of this edit.  The 9.x.x branch is currently experimental.
 
 
wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/mac80211/downloads/mac80211-8.0.2.tgz
 
tar -xzf mac80211-8.0.2.tgz
 
cd mac80211-8.0.2/
 
sudo make patch_kernel
 
cd ..
 
 
Download and install the latest iwlwifi from the 1.0.x branch.  1.0.0 is the latest as of this edit.  The 0.1.x branch is currently experimental, but is necessary if you need to use 802.11n.  These instructions may or may not work if you want to use 0.1.x.
 
 
wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz
 
tar -xzf iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz
 
cd iwlwifi-1.0.0/
 
make
 
sudo make install
 
cd ..
 
 
Download and install the latest 4965 ucode.
 
 
wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz
 
tar -xzf iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz
 
cd iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17/
 
sudo cp iwlwifi-4965.ucode /lib/firmware/`uname -r`
 
 
Make sure the hardware wifi switch is on before doing this.
 
 
sudo modprobe iwl4965
 
 
After that, you should simply be able to connect to wireless networks using Gnome's network manager.
 
  
 
===Audio:===
 
===Audio:===

Revision as of 01:20, 28 July 2007

Opening Notes:

1) This is written for Tribe 3, as development moves forward many of the items listed here will (hopefully) no longer be necessary or no longer apply.

2) Use the Alternative Installer, the Desktop installer installs but fails to boot

3) While Gutsy has been relatively stable lately if you are looking for stability stay with Feisty.


Hard Disk Controller

When the system boots hit F1 to enter the Bios, select Config->Serial ATA (SATA) and set the SATA Controller mode option to "Compatibility".


Video:

Intel:

Must install using the alternate CD or the regular CD and hit F4 to change VGA settings to 1024x768x32 and use regular install.

Starting with Tribe 3 on the T61, Ubuntu defaults to using the Intel driver.

Nvidia:

As of July 10th the latest nv 2D driver was released that supports the 140m in the T61 and this driver is in Tribe3.

If you would like 3D acceleration then you must download and install the proprietary drivers from Nvidia here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

To install these drivers:

1) install build-essentials from Synaptic

2) Download the drivers from the link above to your home directory

3) When the download completes hit Ctrl-ALT-F1 to drop to a console.

4) Login and type:

# sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

# sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run

If the file you download is newer that 100.14.11 make sure you modify the command appropriately

When asked permit the installer to modify your xorg.conf

Reboot: # sudo shutdown -r now

NOTE!
With each new Kernel release this process must be repeated except you should tell the installer to not update xorg.conf

Wireless:

The Atheros card should be supported by the drivers built into Gutsy.

As of July 26th the IWL4965 driver and firmware is included in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 which should be installed by default. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-July/005258.html

Audio:

Audio does not work out of the box, download and install the latest version of Alsa from CVS using the instructions here: http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Quick_Install

References


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