If you'd like a fine example of an extremely easy GUI setup for wireless networking, please examine PCLinuxOS. Perhaps you could borrow that application for Sabayon? All I had to do was to give that wireless application the data it needed such as SSID, ESSID, WEP security key, gateway IP address, and broadcast IP address. Then I clicked on the
button, and that's all it took! No messing around with helper applications such as ndisdriver, and no keyboard drudge work. That was all done in the background by the machine. And it simply worked! The OS determined which network card I had in the machine (ATHEROS(ath0, or ath5k)), and fetched the driver for it and got it to automatically work every-time that the machine is started. Why can't a fine distro like Sabayon do the same thing?START
Anyway, I have an ATHEROS 5007 network card in this laptop machine, and I would love to be able to use it with Sabayon, by using a working wireless setup GUI. With the GUI application, it only takes 5 minutes to setup wireless. What I don't know and would need help on is why, since I entered everything in the wireless setup application that it needed, isn't it working as it should? What's missing? After all, in "dmesg" and "lspci", the system recognises that the ATHEROS card is present. It is also seen in "lsmod", but not picked up.
By the way, I'm now trying the "live" 64-bit latest version of Sabayon. With PCLinuxOS, I was able to get wireless running in the "live" mode, as well as with the "installed" mode. This also applied to printing applications.
Is the "fix" already scheduled to make Sabayon Linux "laptop friendly"? I don't want to install an OS that will plague me with ongoing frustrating problems. I always try them in "live" mode first, before deciding to install them.