WiFi on Toshiba Sattelite A70 Atheros 5004X
I have recently acquired a Toshiba A70. It has a WiFi card: an Atheros 5004X. This is built in to the machine, so I have no need to purchase another one.
Now, I do need a driver for this. I have looked, and it seems to me that the NdisWrapper would be the Driver for me. It gives two options: The DebianNoCompiles and the InstallDebian. But, I am running a
2.6.12 kernel (Sid, X.org, KDE 3.4.2) and the apt-gettable modules (for DebianNoCompiles) are for the 2.6.8 kernel. So, that clearly will not work. Downloading the file from Sourceforge, I tried to follow the instructions:
cd /usr/srcI changed the file to reflect the file I downloaded and attempted to cd in to modules/ndiswrapper (after cding in to the created folder). Modules does not exist. Well, I tried to debian/rules binary-modules. This did not work with error:
tar jxvf ndiswrapper-source.tar.bz2
fakeroot debian/rules binary-modules
make: dh_testdir: Command not found
make: *** [common-prolog] Error 127
Clearly, this is not working. Perhaps I shouldn't even be doing this. I would also like to not have to comile my own kernel, unless I absolutely need to.
I should love it if some one could tell me what to do; or give me a nice HOWTO. I shall, of course, continue to fiddle about, attempting to make things better.
As always, I thank the reader kindly in advance.
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