I know some of you here are using linux and I currently have a linksys WMP300n, when I bought it I wasn't thinking drivers but now I have trouble with them (need to use windows xp drivers on w7 and linux for it to partially work). I was wondering what kind of wireless adapters you are using if any at all ? Or if you recommend any.
I've read a lot of threads, it seems that this specific card (even tho it is broadcom) will only work with the windows xp drivers and not the open source ones for linux. I am on gentoo, I can't try the windows xp driver (although i know i used this method before on ubuntu and other distros) because ndiswrapper doesn't compile when emerging with protage. I like how portage works but it has its flaws. What brand is your atheros ? I've read that some brands are constantly changing their chipset (even if it is for the same card; linksys does this). I've also read that encore/ralink is a good cheap brand/chipset.
I'm running gentoo as well since about 2 months now - quite happy with it.
Can you paste the output of portage where it fails to emerge ndiswrapper?
Perhaps it requires a feature enabled in the kernel which you have not activated by default or de-activated thinking you wouldn't need it.
I seem to remember having this issue when I first got Ubuntu. If a wired connection is possible, that should work without issues. From there, should be able to just download/update drivers and be good to go.
I used genkernel (as I do not know much about drivers, apart from nouveau driver for nvidia which i enabled).
/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c: In function 'NdisGetCurrentProcessorCounts':
/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c:2657:24: error: 'struct kernel_stat' has no member named 'cpustat'
/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c:2658:31: error: 'struct kernel_stat' has no member named 'cpustat'
/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.57/work/ndiswrapper-1.57/driver/ndis.c:2659:17: error: 'struct kernel_stat' has no member named 'cpustat'
I'm in the process of reinstalling gentoo, not sure what could be causing that error (I'll post the complete log when I reinstall and if it still doesnt compile).
Yah gentoo is great, I love all the customization but my configuration is rather terrible. To be able to do anything like turn off the computer you need to be root. Not sure if there's a user group for something like "local" or not.
I was able to compile 1.58rc1, ran into another problem though with reinstalling. Grub or the kernel can't seem to recognize the root partition's filesystem, get error 17 unable to mount. Anyways I appreciate all the help.
Found the error, for some reason in the grub.conf, "root (hd1,0)" (my boot partition, which should be "/dev/sdb1" is actually (hd0,0)" even though the device.map shows hd1 as sdb). Well I got ndiswrapper loaded and everything seems to be working, just need to configure for wpa. Again thanks for all the help.