Hi all, long time geek and coder Eric Laffoon here. I bought my wife a small notebook at Office Depot. I knew that the Acer Aspire 4730z was also released as a Linux notebook but they didn't have one and I figured dual boot would be helpful for things like blackberry updates. Here's the problem, I can't get a wlan0.
madwifi - no joy - apparently the new b/g/n hardware is too new.
ndiswrapper - no joy - various Atheros drivers and one attempt at Broadcom all produce errors.
Sorry not to offer specifics but this is two days of sleep deprivation. Here's problem #1.
The wired internet required downloading and installing a driver from Realtek but it was nice that it told me it was an r8168. I've got no clue with the wifi. I wrote Acer and they naturally told me how to remove dual boot from my system. Pricks! I'm committed to harassing them until they can tell me what the chip is.Code:lspci | grep atheros -i 04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 002a (rev 01)
Any help? I hate to have to ask what card to buy to make it work on Linux.