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Ubuntu wifi drivers for Dell Vostro A860

A regular system update within Ubuntu 8.04 broke the wifi drivers a Dell Vostro A860. Here’s all it took to get it going again:

Code:
mkdir ~/tmp
cd ~/tmp

Download madwifi hal driver:

Code:
wget http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz

… and extract it:

Go into source directory:

Code:
cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3861-20080903/

… and run:

Code:
make
sudo make install
sudo reboot

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