[Mageia-dev] Kernel issues with atheros wifi

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Wed Apr 18 03:17:58 CEST 2012

Le 2012-04-17 16:56, JA Magallón a écrit :
> On 04/17/2012 10:50 PM, Thomas Backlund wrote:
>> 17.04.2012 23:39, JA Magallón skrev:
>>> Hi...
>>> I've been bitten by this bug:
>>> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=139270&p=1
>>> on my netbook.
>>> From what I read, ath9k bug is corrected in 3.3.2, and ath5k bug is
>>> still present and a couple patches are needed.
>>> Are we too late to have a patched 3.3.2 in Cauldron ?
>> ath9k fix is in our kernel-3.3.1-2.mga2
>> New kernel will land on Cauldron after beta3 is out
> Thanks, good to know ;) !

Not sure if this is relevant but I had the same problem and looks like 
the solution for the laptop I was servicing was this (I left this on the 
thread that I had started on the user mailing list[1]):

Just letting people know of the fix for this unit.

The laptop's owner returned it so that I could work on a possible fix to 
the wifi connection. After some testing and trouble shooting, I deleted 
the NetworkManager through the MCC which allowed a more reliable 
connection and I also created this file in  etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf 
with the line "options ath9k nohwcrypt=1" which for some unknown reason 
made for an even more solid connection <-- I found this recommendation 
on a thread somewhere but lost the location.

The laptop now connects to the internet and does not turn itself out, 
and, it no longer cuts in and out randomly.



[1] http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.mageia.user/6497

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