View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I get LAN to work with an ASUS P5KPL-CM motherboard

November 18th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Hi, I recently upgraded to a new motherboard, but lost my LAN in the process.
It turns out Ubuntu doesn't have the correct drivers for this one.

On the ASUS cd there are two drivers for linux, one of them is for LAN, but the readme is complete gibberish to me (where the hell is that .tar file they keep talking about?)

Then I found this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=881156 also complete gibberish to me until I read reply #10 (linux_newbie101) that talked about files that were actually there on the cd.
I followed the steps and my driver was installed (it shows up in the restricted drivers list.)
But... no internet: can't browse on firefox and terminal commands like sudo apt-get update give connection errors.

BTW, internet works fine in XP (dualboot.)

Does anyone know what I did wrong?

I appreciate any help.

November 18th, 2008, 06:21 AM
Could you paste the output of in a Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal:

sudo lshw -C network

Because there is a driver in the latest kernel for your network adapter.


November 18th, 2008, 03:31 PM
This is what I get when I enter that command:

*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
product: Attansic Technology Corp.
vendor: Attansic Technology Corp.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth3
version: b0
serial: 00:22:15:d8:27:01
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=ATL1e driverversion= firmware=L1e latency=0 link=no module=atl1e multicast=yes port=twisted pair

November 18th, 2008, 04:44 PM
With the latest kernel do you mean Intrepid?
I haven't upgraded yet, I still have Hardy.

November 19th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Solved it: I enabled the the wired connection in "administration --> network."

No idea why it disabled itself, but it works now.