[Debian-eeepc-devel] Network on Eee 1101HA

Juha Heinanen jh at tutpro.com
Tue Sep 15 11:16:34 UTC 2009

Ben Armstrong writes:

 > 1. you shouldn't need an external wifi dongle to install.  instead, use
 > an installer with 2.6.30 which includes ath9k ... unfortunately there is
 > no WPA support yet in the http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller kernel
 > snapshots (so if your wifi access point has WPA enabled, temporarily
 > disable it to do the install and re-enable it afterwards; this should
 > work fine)

i didn't find a debian lenny installer that includes 2.6.30 kernel.  is
such a thing available in backport.org site or somewhere else?

 > 2. you shouldn't need upstream's package to get atl1c working.
 > instead, use kernel 2.6.31 (available from dists/trunk from the
 > http://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel team) ... unfortunately there is no
 > debian-installer image that uses this kernel yet, so you need to
 > install some other way and add the kernel after

same thing.

 > We really need someone to write the whole process up step-by-step to
 > support these new machines (1005HA and 1008HA are similar).  But even
 > if you just dump your notes into the 1101HA page and make these couple
 > of suggested edits, it's better than nothing.

you can go ahead with that.  i'm currently very busy, but can resume
this work next week.

-- juha

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