Re: Lenovo G480 / Atheros AR8162 woes: unable to initiate wired/dsl
An excellent question, young Jedi! 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:
Originally Posted by jeeptrash
You might copy these instructions to your desktop so you'll recall when the time comes.
cd Desktop/compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc <--or whichever version you compiled
sudo make install
sudo modprobe alx
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