We bought a new HP Pavillion DV9000 series. We Google'd them online for Linux drivers before we bought it. Everyone got the bcm43xx series wireless with it, which we've used previously. The HP site said we'd get that card. Instead I either got an AR5006EG or AR5007EG. Not sure, but it doesn't work. I've been told by various Madwifi peeps that the 5007 shows up as a 5006, and doesn't work. I'm trying to compile a new kernel with the patch for 5007 support, but I can't get it to boot. I tried installing it manually like I've always done. I've tried genkernel, but it always says the disk UUID-foo doesn't exist. e2fsck says there is no problems. Old kernel boots fine, as do live DVDs.
I need a new kernel so that the webcam with work, and most certainly so the wireless will work.
We tried about 6 different distros, and I've been fighting with this for a month. I wiped our latest 64-bit Sabayon install and did a new 32-bit install so I can try this patch, which only works on 32-bit. I really need this kernel to boot before my wife shoots or, or worse, demands we put Vista back on this.
lspci -v - http://pastebin.com/m67e343f9
/usr/src/linux/.config - http://pastebin.com/d4e93d82
/boot/grub/menu.lst - http://pastebin.com/d31f15171