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If you´re looking for a Linux driver for your Atheros WLAN device, you should continue here .

Using Atheros Cards with EPIA Motherboards

Some VIA EPIA motherboards (MII 10000) have problems with PCMCIA cards (DWL-G650 C2 or any other Atheros based card) which require booting the kernel using the a special option. If you see the message

PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource

Then you may need to add the following to your kernel command line:


So, in GRUB’s menu/lst, you might have something like:

kernel      /vmlinuz-2.6.10 root=/dev/hda6 yenta_socket.override_bios=1 ro

or, if you’re more inclined to Lilo you might have to add something like:

append = "yenta_socket.override_bios=1"

To the correct stanza.

Thanks to John Ronan <jronan at tssg dot org> for making us aware of this problem.