Wifi with Gentoo Linux on Acer TravelMate 7510

I just spent ages fixing a problem when I upgraded the kernel to version 2.6.24

To get wifi working on this laptop I use the following packages:

  • acer_acpi : Provides access to the special keys, one of which turns wifi on or off.
  • madwifi-ng : The kernel driver for the wifi network hardware.

With the previous version of kernel 2.6.23 this was working fine, apart from the wifi light switched off during the boot, but if I pressed it at the right time, it would all work fine.

With 2.6.24 several problems occured:

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