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    Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Please be sure you have linux-headers-generic and build-essential installed. I'd check in Software Manager or Synaptic and install as needed. Then try again:
    Code:
    ./scripts/driver-select restore
    make clean
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make  <--and if there are no errors
    sudo make install
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    I had tried installing linux-headers-generic and build-essential initially, and they installed correctly, but then I got that make error.

    I went into synaptic and searched linux-headers, and installed a few different headers before it finally worked, but that did the trick. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Many thanks Chili555! This is working fine on my Lenovo g780 with same Atheros chip.

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    Red face Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Wow chili555

    It's really a wonderful job. I used an extra ethernet card as the onboard one is Atheros. But I'm really glad that it's high time to remove the extra and help others also getting connected through Athros

    Thank You !

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    Smile Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Your device works with the elusive driver alx. My long delay in responding was because I was working out how and where to get it working. It will require big downloads and we'll need to get your wireless working first. Do you have an available wireless network you can connect to?You have the driver in place and I assume the wireless is disabled because the switch is set to OFF. Confirm:
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    Flip it to ON and get an internet connection. Then open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    wget http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.5/compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc.tar.bz2
    tar -xf compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc.tar.bz2
    cd compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx
    Your wired ethernet should now be working.

    Thank you so much . It works well.

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    Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Woo hoo! That is awesome news! Great job.

    As with any driver or module that's compiled from source code, it was compiled against your running kernel version only. When you get updates and get a newer kernel version, also known as linux-image, you will need to recompile:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc
    make clean
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx
    You might copy these instructions to your desktop so you'll recall when the time comes.

    The alx driver is a new arrival and you've worked out a successful install. So the searchers can find the fix, please use thread tools at the top and mark Solved.
    hello chili555 thak you too much because i had that problem too, but thaks to you i coud resolved this one, i have a laptop lenovo g480 with intel 64bit, and ubuntu 12.04 did not take the ethernet atheros ar8162, just
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    wget http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/comp...1-snpc.tar.bz2
    tar -xf compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc.tar.bz2
    cd compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx

    aplaying just one by one, gracias amigo chili555 saludos desde Lima-Perú

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    Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Thank you all for your kind comments. Have fun!
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Smile Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    I wanted to first say thanks as this was truly helpful for me too. I just bought a G580 and many posts on the web showed frustration with this driver. I found one post that almost got it right but yours had the extra detail about build essentials.

    Solved for a G580 thanks to chili555.

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    Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Your post really helped me alot! It work! Thanks Chili555!

    However, I have observed that if I apply updates from the Ubuntu Update Manager, it seems that the driver is overwritten.

    Is there a way to avoid this to happen?



    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Your device works with the elusive driver alx. My long delay in responding was because I was working out how and where to get it working. It will require big downloads and we'll need to get your wireless working first. Do you have an available wireless network you can connect to?You have the driver in place and I assume the wireless is disabled because the switch is set to OFF. Confirm:
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    Flip it to ON and get an internet connection. Then open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    wget http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.5/compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc.tar.bz2
    tar -xf compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc.tar.bz2
    cd compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx
    Your wired ethernet should now be working.

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    Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl

    Quote Originally Posted by bishop__ View Post
    Your post really helped me alot! It work! Thanks Chili555!

    However, I have observed that if I apply updates from the Ubuntu Update Manager, it seems that the driver is overwritten.

    Is there a way to avoid this to happen?
    Not at present. The driver needs to be recompiled when a newer linux-image is installed. Ordinary updates, Firefox, gedit, VLC, for example, don't require a recompile. The proper procedure is:
    Code:
    cd compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make clean
    make 
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx
    Some day soon, we hope, the driver alx will be included in the kernel by default.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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