So here’s what I did on my turtlebot:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo reboot
My drivers stopped working. I couldn’t even get ethernet. Here’s a good set of what to do…
Open your network interfaces file:
replace the contents with this:
Then download the ethernet driver (compat-wireless.tar.bz2) here (so you can atleast get a wired connection to the internets):
Save it to a usb drive and plug it into your turtlebot. Move the file to your home directory and do the following:
cd ~/ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential cd ~/Desktop tar -xjvf compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 cd compat-wireless* scripts/driver-select atl1c make sudo make install
Once that’s done, you should restart your computer. With any luck your ethernet should just work. If it doesn’t do this:
sudo modprobe atl1c
Now that should do it. Reboot one more time:
You should have an inteweb connection. Now you can update and grab the generic tools from the repository:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic
Then on your GUI, go to System –> Administration –> Hardware Drivers and download the necessary driver for the wireless device.
Now you should have wireless activated.