Linksys wireless install

I am a recent newbie!! That means I know some 'stuff' but not a lot. I have ubuntu 5.04 installed on a Dell 800 laptop. I just bought a Linksys Wireless A+G Notebook Adapter pcmcia card. I was advised by EmperorLinux, the outfit who I bought the computer from, (excellent people to deal with in all respects) to get a pcmcia card with an ethros chipset. Well, I don't know, what the chipset is, it's not marked on the box, but after it didn't work (suprised?) I ran 'dmesg' and toward the bottom I read the following:

ath0: Atheros 5212 mem=0x40800000, irq=11 ... uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0 unlink after no-irq... controller is probably using the wrong IRQ

By the way the mouse is acting weird also. Jerky. Like maybe it's trying to share the same IRQ? Anyway, I haven't a clue as to how to fix this and make it contact the internet. PLEASE, HELP??

(After failing to run in Linux I installed the card on windows 2000 and it hooked up and ran in the blink of an eye, so it works.)

Thanks in advance for your help. Sure want to get rid of windows, BAD.


Ubuntu 5.10

why didn't you install Ubuntu 5.10? maybe that issue has already been solved in this version.

Unfortunately I have no experience with the Linksys Wireless A+G pcmcia card, so I can't tell for sure if it really works with Linux (hopefully it does!).

Which mouse are you using?


Thanks Freidrich, I talked to the folks at Emperor Linux and did get subject Linksys running. Mouse is ok now.

I didn't install Breezy 5.10 because I am afraid I'll lose all the setup I've done for PHP, MySql, Apache, etc. etc. I have been trying for nine months to get all these programs running properly and am really afraid I'll somehow wipe them all out. I know that just Installing Breezy from the cd will wipe everything out!!!

The following is my plan: Get the high-speed wifi working ( I only have a 56K modem at home and am borrowing the high-speed). Backup by 'cp -a / /dev/sda1' to my external hard drive. Change sources.list so that all references to Hoary are replaced with Breezy. Use 'apt-get update' to point to sources. Finally, use 'apt-get dist-upgrade' to update all necessary programs and files to the Breezy format. Is this a good plan???

Thanks for your help in advance,