- Netbook: Acer Aspire ZG8
- OS: 11.10
- Previous OS: 11.04
- Wireless: Atheros AR242x / AR542x
- Driver: ath5k
Problem: Wireless networking worked fine until upgrading to 11.10. Since upgrading I cannot even turn on the wireless card with the physical switch. Wireless works fine when booting into Windows XP. Driver is loaded as shows in lsmod and nm-tool. However, driver state shows unavailable in nm-tool. This could be because the card is turned off, but since I cannot turn the card on it's a catch 22. Also, just for fun I did a clean re-install of 11.10 after upgrading.
So, to summarize: Worked fine with 11.04, continues to work fine in Windows XP, does not work since upgrade to 11.10.