Upgraded kernel from Statler (v2.6...) to 3.5.2 stable, wireless broke

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – I upgraded my kernel in hopes of gaining better power management and a working driver to control the backlight of my laptop. Unfortunately, the backlight still isn't adjustable through xbacklight, and I now have no wireless connectivity under 3.5. I have no sound. I can't open alsamixer because I get "cannot open mixer" No such file or directory". Basically, I upgraded, and a bunch of stuff broke.Laptop: Acer Aspire 5742-6838Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)I'm only just now learning how awful Ac (HowTos)