wireless.kernel.org & AR928x x86

Pretty new to Linux, I cant recall if I have the wireless.kernel.org Drivers installed on this machine for the AR928x Network card that is in this Laptop, Is their a easy way to check?

And If I dont a Step by Step on installing the Driver from Wireless.Kernel.Org, Let me know if you need any more information! =)


su terminal and do:

lspci -k

It says,

"Network Controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
kernel driver in use: ath9k
Kernel modules: ath9k

How do I compare this with wireless.kernel.org to see if I have their version installed?

ath9k - Linux Wireless

"If you want to get the latest ath9k driver you can get it by using the wireless-testing git tree. Read our git-guide for that. Alternatively you can simply upgrade only your Linux wireless subsystem by using compat-wireless. "

Is “upgrade only your Linux wireless subsystem by using compat-wireless.” What I want to upgrade my driver?

I guess I have to ask. Is there something not OK with what you have?

Everything is fine with what I have But I would like to learn.

If it ain’t broke - don’t fix it!

Unless this is a sandbox machine?

This computer I got to brake anyways, I bought it just for this reason to learn suse and I got Recovery CD’s at hand, Its not a big deal at all, I would like to really put the new drivers on.

Or maybe perhaps a point to the right direction of a tutorial, I don’t mind helping myself =).