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    Question Atheros AR5008 based card not recognized in lspci

    Howdy everybody. I've got an Atheros AR5008 based mini-PCI card in my EeePC901, and it's been working like a champ in Ubuntu 9.10 after compiling madwifi drivers. The trouble is, when I boot on over into BT4, the card doesn't even show up in an lspci. Digging around, it seems the system doesn't even know the card exists.

    Is this possibly due to BT4 running on 8.10? Any solutions? I'm not exactly new to Linux, but my hardware troubleshooting skills were stopped dead once I saw the above.

    Thanks in advance!

    -Jeff

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    Default Re: Atheros AR5008 based card not recognized in lspci

    Quote Originally Posted by D1g1talDragon View Post
    Atheros AR5008 based mini-PCI card
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    Is this possibly due to BT4 running on 8.10?
    From what I've understood from the above, you're trying to use a PCI device with some kind of virtualization software (VMware, VBox, Parallels, etc...). If that's the case, then it won't work. Read the FAQ for more information.

    EDIT: I re-read your post, it seems I misunderstood what you said. Sorry about that.
    This page states that your wireless card's chipset works with BT3, so it should work with BT4. How are you running BT4? If you issue a "ifconfig -a" can you see your card? (Yes, I know it doesn't appear in lspci. Try it anyway.)
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    Default Re: Atheros AR5008 based card not recognized in lspci

    It's cool, I do that all the time.

    I ran BT3 with no issue out of the box a few months back, so you're correct on that front. ifconfig doesn't see it either, as expected. I just want a Debian based BT installed!

    I tried upgrading the kernel to 9.10 last night (I hear I'm breaking a huge chain of applications and killing easy apt based upgrades, but I had to try), but it didn't help at all. Any other ideas?

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