First, it should be known that I have never applied a patch before. It's high time I learned, and lord knows no one else is going to do it for me. Any info that could help me advance the ball would be most appreciated.

Like many Linux users, I have experienced very weak signals with my Atheros AR9845 adapter. After trying many of the fixes I found (to no avail), a helpful participant in the IRC #ubuntu room pointed me to this patch.

I'd like to apply said patch, but I can't find the appropriate files. I see the folder where they should be (/lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k), but the files mentioned in the patch do not exist.

After looking through the bug discussion, it appears that the patch should be applied on top of 3.10-rc6 (I think). Does this mean I have to upgrade from Raring Ringtail 3.9 to Saucy Salamander 3.9 and then update to 3.10-rc6?

Do I need to backport wireless drivers into my current kernel version? If so, a point in the right direction for an example of doing this with later kernel versions would be most appreciated. I have seen a number of examples for pre-3.7 kernels, but it looks like the method of sharing these backports has changed. To be honest, I am a bit at a loss for how to proceed with the new site at this point.

I am currently using an ASUS Q550LF, and I am happy to edit with more info if needed.


you just have to install the new driver. all the instructions are here : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/971809/comments/63

  • your link may answer the question exactly but include part of the answer, thank you. – rɑːdʒɑ Aug 1 '13 at 13:02
  • BIG TIME!!! Much appreciated starsseed, it's all gravy now. Note that this driver does work for Ubuntu 13.04 (though I think it was developed for 13.10) – Marvin Ward Jr Aug 2 '13 at 15:28
  • I'd upvote you if I could, but I am too new to the forum. – Marvin Ward Jr Aug 2 '13 at 15:29

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