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Getting Wifi to work on a Thinkpad T42 under Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

Installing Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on my Thinkpad T42 "puffer" was a breeze, with one exception: the wireless network adaptor wouldn't work (and yes, the boot time was very slow too).

After much searching I found the following suggestion on a forum:- [ubuntuforums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=867947]

Add these lines to the file

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

#these aes modules break the airo driver
blacklist padlock_aes
blacklist geode_aes

This fixed it immediately (after a reboot), and to my surprise the boot time is now very good. I assume that a driver module clash was causing repeated retries and timeouts.

Hope this helps someone else!


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