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    Getting Jmicron Ethernet controller to work (wired networking)

    I just bought a new ASUS laptop with a Jmicron Ethernet Controller and an Atheros wireless network adapter.

    I installed Ubuntu 9.10 and got wireless networking working right away. However, wired networking did not work.

    $ ethtool -i eth0
    driver: jme
    version: 1.0.4
    $ lspci | grep Eth
    05:00.5 Ethernet controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
    lspci | grep Wir
    03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    After some research and testing I found a solution (there are some other solutions around, but none of them worked for me).

    Download the native drivers from Jmicron's website. The link from Jmicron's website doesn't work as I type this, but I found the correct path after lurking around:

    There you'll find a readme.txt and the driver.

    You may follow the readme or do as I did:

    (Download the driver)
    $ tar xjvf jme-1.0.5.tbz2
    $ cd jme-1.0.5
    $ make install
    (I ignored the one warning)
    $ rmmod jme
    $ modprobe jme
    I disabled networking in NetworkManager (right-click the icon -> uncheck "Enable Networking") before I enabled it again.

    $ ethtool -i eth0
     driver: jme
     version: 1.0.5
    And it finally works!
    Last edited by thisone; February 9th, 2010 at 12:42 AM.

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