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    I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not working.

    I found solution in http://www.zyxware.com/articles/2680...n-ubuntu-12-04

    I downloaded compact-wireless-2012-07-03-p.tar.bz2

    Here the steps i followed along with output

    1. shravankumar@shravankumar-Lenovo-G580:~/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p$ scripts/driver-select alx

    Output:
    Processing new driver-select request...
    Backup exists: Makefile.bk
    Backup exists: Makefile.bk
    Backup exists: drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/Makefile.bk
    Backup exists: drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/Makefile.bk
    Backup exists: Makefile.bk
    Backup exists: Makefile.bk
    Backup exists: drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/Makefile.bk

    2.shravankumar@shravankumar-Lenovo-G580:~/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p$ make

    output:
    make -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/build M=/home/shravankumar/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic'
    scripts/Makefile.build:44: /home/shravankumar/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/Makefile: No such file or directory
    make[4]: *** No rule to make target `/home/shravankumar/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/Makefile'. Stop.
    make[3]: *** [/home/shravankumar/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [/home/shravankumar/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/shravankumar/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

    3. hravankumar@shravankumar-Lenovo-G580:~/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p$ make install

    output:
    FATAL: Could not open /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/modules.dep.temp for writing: Permission denied
    make: *** [uninstall] Error 1

    4. shravankumar@shravankumar-Lenovo-G580:~/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-07-03-p$ modeprobe alx

    output:
    No command 'modeprobe' found, did you mean:
    Command 'modprobe' from package 'module-init-tools' (main)
    modeprobe: command not found


    I am new to Ubuntu ,Please help me.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by shravankumar531; August 12th, 2012 at 10:25 AM.

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    Re: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not workin

    Can you do this without errors:

    Code:
    cd compact-wireless-2012-07-03-p
    make clean
    scripts/driver-select ath9k
    make

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    Post Re: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not workin

    OK, managed to fix the problem. I downloaded and installed compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p.tar.bz2 from http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/ .

    tar -xvf compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p.tar
    cd compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p
    scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    make install
    modprobe alx

    Note: This fix will NOT work with newer versions of compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p.tar.bz2. Alx was removed from newer versions. Use the exact file described here.

    Got it from here
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/15722...atheros-ar8162

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    Re: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not workin

    i just upgrade to kernel 3.5.0-19-generic on ubuntu 12.10 64bits and it works.

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    Re: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not workin

    Diego,

    I was considering ordering this laptop but was holding off, as I was reading about issues with the wired connection. Regarding your last post, is everything working good on this laptop under 12.04?
    I would appreciate it!

    Rifester

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    Re: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not workin

    Quote Originally Posted by Rifester View Post
    Diego,

    I was considering ordering this laptop but was holding off, as I was reading about issues with the wired connection. Regarding your last post, is everything working good on this laptop under 12.04?
    I would appreciate it!

    Rifester

    Today i installed ubuntu 12.04 x64,
    + After i updated it,
    + The last step is to install compat-wireless-2012-05-09-p.tar.bz2 from http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/

    After these steps the wifi and ethernet connection is working.

    Diego

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    Re: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not workin

    Quote Originally Posted by diegocarrera View Post
    today i installed ubuntu 12.04 x64,
    + after i updated it,
    + the last step is to install compat-wireless-2012-05-09-p.tar.bz2 from http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/

    after these steps the wifi and ethernet connection is working.

    Diego
    Same here on Ubuntu 12.04 Server 64-bit, using compat-wireless-3.6.8-1-snpc.tar.bz2 from http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/comp...3-stable/v3.6/

    Reminder to those still struggling: don't forget the -a when looking for eth0 with ifconfig. Without it, interfaces which are down will not be listed. Also, verify that /etc/network/interfaces has an 'auto eth0' stanza, or your eth0 will happily stay down. (Forehead, meet hand.)

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    Smile Re: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop lenovo G580, wired connection is not workin

    Since the latest Ubuntu 12.04 point release (12.04.2) on 14 Feb, there is a very simple and supported solution to the AR8162 driver problem. No more module-compiling hassles!

    The 12.04.2 point release introduced the LTS Enablement Stack which keeps the kernel and X stack up to date with the versions from Quantal (or later). Quantal's kernel (3.5.0) has built-in support for the alx driver.

    If you currently are on 12.04, apt-get updating your system to 12.04.2 will not enable the LTS Enablement Stack by default. You need to explicitly install the packages linux-generic-lts-quantal (and/or xserver-xorg-lts-quantal if you want the X stack):

    apt-get update
    apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal

    ... is all it took in my case to get the network card working.


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