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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    I decided that I wanted to update this for the newest version of compat-drivers, and so I did - the patch is attached.

    Also, I forked the alx repo and patched that: https://github.com/Sauyon/alx/

    hopefully, my pull request will be approved
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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    @sauyon

    Quote Originally Posted by sauyon View Post
    I decided that I wanted to update this for the newest version of compat-drivers, and so I did - the patch is attached.

    Also, I forked the alx repo and patched that: https://github.com/Sauyon/alx/

    hopefully, my pull request will be approved
    Hi,

    Really struggling with my Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1969:e091]; have tried various packages/patches but no luck yet.
    I am on kernel 3.8.6-1.

    I think your patch should work; however, I am not clear on how to apply the procedure you described.

    Can I use your patch with any of these here:
    http://drvbp1.linux-foundation.org/~...ompat-drivers/

    Or do I need to use git as desribed here: https://github.com/Sauyon/alx/blob/master/README.md ?

    If I do need to use instructions as in link above (git), do I still need to apply the patch or is it already in your alx version?

    Sorry, I'm new at this.
    Last edited by stef_204; April 15th, 2013 at 10:18 PM.

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    I built the patch to work with http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2-2-su.tar.bz2

    then, in the same directory as the bz2 file:
    Code:
    tar -xjvf compat-drivers-3.9-rc2-2-su.tar.bz2
    cd compat-drivers-3.9-rc2-2-su
    then copy the alx-patch file into the compat-drivers directory

    then:
    Code:
    patch --dry-run -p1 < alx-patch.txt
    and if no errors:
    Code:
    patch -p1 < alx-patch.txt
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx
    and you should be done

    if you want to patch a different version of compat-drivers for whatever reason, just move the alx-patch file into drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx, cd to it, and instead of patch -p1, patch -p6.

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    Quote Originally Posted by sauyon View Post
    and you should be done
    Indeed I am!

    Nicely done, you really nailed it!

    It just works; didn't even need to reboot, just downloaded the compat-driver package referenced, applied the patch, loaded alx and ..... card recognized on the fly.
    Tested it and pings perfectly.

    Thanks, saved me a lot of grief, most appreciated.

    If that's alright, I will post a thread in my distro's forum referencing your solution here with a link (will try to make it a sticky, if not, at the very least a SOLVED thread with the reference link to here.)

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    Hello, when i try to run any of the patches, I get these errors:
    Im running Kubuntu 12.10 on a MSI GT60.

    Code:
    root@Pelle-GT60:/home/pelle/Documents/compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p# patch --dry-run -p2 < tty.c.patch.txt
    can't find file to patch at input line 3
    Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
    The text leading up to this was:
    --------------------------
    |--- ./net/bluetooth/rfcomm/tty.c       2012-05-10 21:52:29.000000000 +0100
    |+++ ./net/bluetooth/rfcomm/tty.c       2012-06-25 14:32:38.494450009 +0100
    --------------------------
    File to patch: ^C
    How can I solve this problem?
    I am still kinda new with linux but learning fast
    If you need any more information please ask

    EDIT:
    Never mind!
    The fix on page 7 worked like a charm!
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Volta500; April 18th, 2013 at 08:38 PM. Reason: Solved

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    Ok, so quick tutorial on patching things:

    1. Figure out which driver is most appropriate for patching; in this case it was the alx driver, as the E2200 appears to be a rebrand of the AR1816.
    2. Download the source and add the hardware id's where they seem to fit
    3. Make sure that any references to the closest card also reference the new card
    4. Build; if there are errors, debug
    5. Hurrah, you've built a (hopefully) working patch
    6. To build a patch file (if you're using git), do a git diff


    Weird.... that post was a lot shorter than I imagined it to be, but now that I think about it, that's all it really is. I think it's about as long as the message that I wrote saying that It would be difficult for me to write it because it was a little difficult for me to read, lol.
    I'm also kind of depressed that this took me twenty hours to do -_-

    But anyhow, hopefully this is useful in some way

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    Quote Originally Posted by sauyon View Post
    I built the patch to work with http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2-2-su.tar.bz2

    then, in the same directory as the bz2 file:
    Code:
    tar -xjvf compat-drivers-3.9-rc2-2-su.tar.bz2
    cd compat-drivers-3.9-rc2-2-su
    then copy the alx-patch file into the compat-drivers directory

    then:
    Code:
    patch --dry-run -p1 < alx-patch.txt
    and if no errors:
    Code:
    patch -p1 < alx-patch.txt
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx
    and you should be done

    if you want to patch a different version of compat-drivers for whatever reason, just move the alx-patch file into drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx, cd to it, and instead of patch -p1, patch -p6.
    Thank u, now my gt60 can use the ethernet!

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    Quote Originally Posted by sauyon View Post
    I built the patch to work with http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2-2-su.tar.bz2

    then, in the same directory as the bz2 file:
    Code:
    tar -xjvf compat-drivers-3.9-rc2-2-su.tar.bz2
    cd compat-drivers-3.9-rc2-2-su
    then copy the alx-patch file into the compat-drivers directory

    then:
    Code:
    patch --dry-run -p1 < alx-patch.txt
    and if no errors:
    Code:
    patch -p1 < alx-patch.txt
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe alx
    and you should be done

    if you want to patch a different version of compat-drivers for whatever reason, just move the alx-patch file into drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx, cd to it, and instead of patch -p1, patch -p6.
    Thank you, I had been some months now that the old driver + patch did not work. Now it's working for me in 3.8.0-19. However, I still have to reboot for it to work, when I do the installation and try it with modprobe it doesn't work, but when I reboot (with the changes in the configuration file to load alx each time) it does.

    Any ideas on why?

    Thank you again!

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    Quote Originally Posted by thunder130990 View Post
    Thank you, I had been some months now that the old driver + patch did not work. Now it's working for me in 3.8.0-19. However, I still have to reboot for it to work, when I do the installation and try it with modprobe it doesn't work, but when I reboot (with the changes in the configuration file to load alx each time) it does.

    Any ideas on why?

    Thank you again!
    you might need to do a rmmod alx first then do modprobe alx

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

    I have the Killer Xeno Pro. The E2100, I believe, is the other name for it. How do I use your fix for my NIC? I'm new to Linux but finding my way around very well utilizing the documentation out there. Thank you.



    0a:00.0 Power PC [0b20]: Freescale Semiconductor Inc Device [1957:00b6] (rev 12)

    Subsystem: Bigfoot Networks, Inc. Device [1a56:1101]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 255
    Memory at f2c00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
    Memory at f2dff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Memory at f1000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at f2df8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

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