I am currently using Ubuntu Ultimate Edition based on 9.04 on my Gateway Lt 3103u netbook with Amd 64 and Atheros AR9285 wireless. I found the ath5k in 9.04 does not pick up my chip, but in 9.10 beta it works perfectly, so I added backporting to my 9.04 and “viola” wireless.
My question before I even start is, can I backport OpenGEU 8.10 to get wireless, Should I be pinning anything I know from experience that etk can be a problem. I didn't uncomment any repos, to prevent stability issues. Is there a alpha or beta of OpenGeu to play with if this doesn't work. UE is great do it all right out of the box and excellent choice of many themes but sure is heavy, and I really miss the look an feel I have on my z61 thinkpad.