No driver for wired network card on ASUS N56VZ laptop
I recently bought an ASUS N56VZ laptop, and installed Fedora and Gentoo on it without many problems.
However, on both Fedora and Gentoo, only wireless works, my wired network card has no drivers, and I am uncertain what driver I need, if it even exists.
The output of 'lspci' is the following:
While manually configuring the kernel on Gentoo, I have enabled all Atheros drivers I could find.
Fedora uses a slightly newer stock kernel 3.5.2-1.fc17.x86_64.
Some additional information:
The N56VZ is, as far as I know, almost the same as the N56VM, and the N56 series in turn is almost the same as the N46 and N76 series, with the exception of the screen size. I may be wrong there though.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
EDIT: I have just livebooted Ubuntu to see if Ubuntu does have the mysterious missing driver, but Ubuntu doesn't have it either.
EDIT 2: I have gotten it working by installing this driver. Despite the name of the (wireless-compat), this does in fact work for my wired network card.
Try compiling a related module for that and/or
buy an external usb-ethernet card.
SharkWipf, thanks for your update and finding the answer.
I followed your advice and now have a working wired ethernet on a new HP desktop with opensuse 12.1.
I also posted your answer (with grateful credit to you) in the opensuse.org forums in a thread with this problem.
I'll bet you are saving a lot of us with machines using this newer eth device: Atheros Communications Device 1091
Thanks for taking the time to come back and post your update.
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