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    10.04 fails to recognize wired LAN card (AR8151)

    Please see my previous thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2104402 for background on this project.

    Next problem: When I boot the laptop from either the LiveCD or the external HD it fails to recognize the built-in wired Ethernet card. It does recognize the WiFi card, but that's of no use as I have no WiFi network.

    The wired NIC uses the Atheros AR8151 chipset, while the WiFi NIC is an Atheros AR9285.

    Search did turn up a couple threads on the AR8151, but I've no idea how current the information is.

    Once again, I would be most grateful to anyone who can walk me through this.
    Last edited by von Corax; January 18th, 2013 at 06:16 AM. Reason: Update title

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    Re: 10.04 fails to recognize wired LAN card

    I think the 10.04 is a bit old... But some thread I found did solve the problem by compiling a "modified ?" driver. Maybe you can try it to.
    However I cannot confirm nor test for you:

    This is what I found :
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...r8151-connects

    ( Eventualy this may work?, If I am right, this was about ubuntu 12.04 )

    Again, I cannot guaranty anything.

    Just build the driver, and save tho old first, you can place it back when needed.
    I would not run "make install" but put it in place by hand.

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    Unhappy Re: 10.04 fails to recognize wired LAN card

    Right – I've done the "download/driver-select/make/make install/make unload/modprobe/reboot" tango, and no joy.

    Quote Originally Posted by kuifje09 View Post
    I would not run "make install" but put it in place by hand.
    I didn't do that, because I have no idea how to install it by hand.

    modprobe --first-time alx reports that the module is loaded, as does lsmod, but lspci -k does not list it.

    Can anyone suggest what my next step should be?
    Last edited by von Corax; January 18th, 2013 at 06:15 AM. Reason: Additional info

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    GRAAAAAHHHH!!!!! Again!

    Seems the alx driver doesn't work with 10.04. The atl1c driver, on the other hand, does work, as the existence of this very post will attest.

    Ah, the joys of climbing a new learning curve...

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