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m3z 07-01-2011 11:57 PM

Arch Linux install issues - eth0 no such device - Atheros ethernet
 
Hello everyone. Before I begin, just want to let everyone know that I have searched these forums and many others and haven't found any solutions specific to the issue I am having. I have also read the arch linux wiki on installation but to no avail.

I have a fresh Arch linux install (latest version as of today) on my Toshiba Satellite L755. The ethernet controller is an Atheros AR8152 v2.0 (rev c1). Originally I was having issues getting wireless setup, so I said screw up and hoped that getting wired would be an easier route but apparently its just as frustrating.

Here is my rc.conf for networking:

Code:

eth0="dhcp"
INTERFACES=(eth0)

gateway="default gw 192.168.1.1"
ROUTES(!gateway)

If I do a modprobe atl1c or a modprobe ath9k, it will go without an error, but then if I try and do a ifconfig eth0 up I get a eth0: unknown interface: No such device.

Also, I only seem to have loopback up. Doing an ifconfig gives me just lo.

Sorry for the long post. If you need more information, let me know. Thank you in advance.

flamelord 07-02-2011 12:05 AM

what is your version of initscripts?
what are you using for network management (ex. netcfg net-tools, iproute2, etc)?
do you have a /etc/rc.conf.pacnew file?

m3z 07-02-2011 12:09 AM

Not sure how to check that-
I am using net-tools, wireless tools (I believe thats the name) dhcpds (if you consider that)
I do not have a /etc/rc.conf.pacnew file.

flamelord 07-02-2011 12:15 AM

what is the output of "pacman -Q initscripts"?
Essentially, the way /etc/rc.conf changed recently, see http://www.archlinux.org/news/deprecation-of-net-tools/.

I don't know if that would make a difference, but it seems like a likely cause.

m3z 07-02-2011 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flamelord (Post 4402144)
what is the output of "pacman -Q initscripts"?
Essentially, the way /etc/rc.conf changed recently, see http://www.archlinux.org/news/deprecation-of-net-tools/.

I don't know if that would make a difference, but it seems like a likely cause.

pacman -Q initscripts reads initscripts 2010.05-3.

Not sure how rc.conf being changed affects my current situation - I may be missing something. If it is the cause, how would I check this?

m3z 07-02-2011 01:26 AM

Bump! If anyone has any ideas that'd be awesome.

Also, if anyone was curious - hosts are setup as follows:

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost archbox

flamelord 07-02-2011 08:53 AM

maybe it isn't called eth0, try wlan0 or even eth1.

m3z 07-02-2011 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flamelord (Post 4402431)
maybe it isn't called eth0, try wlan0 or even eth1.

I have already tried this combination, just shows lo.

m3z 07-02-2011 11:22 AM

So something interesting - Don't know if this helps anyone. But I got frustrated and was going to reinstall arch just in case I missed a step. Before I did /arch/setup I ran aif -p partial-configure-network and told me 'Cannot find any ethernet interfaces. This usually means udev was unable to load the module and you must do it yourself. Switch to another VT, load the appropriate module, and run this step again." Needless to say I've done that already with the same result.

m3z 07-02-2011 12:05 PM

bump..

Also tried to go step by step here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...te_P500-ST2G02

But I can't download anything because it won't recognize my network card. HELP :(

flamelord 07-02-2011 12:18 PM

try using the atl1c module, i.e. "modprobe atl1c"

m3z 07-02-2011 12:29 PM

Done it- still shows lo.

Also, not sure if it matters but when doing lspci, I have the following for network and ethernet:

Network controller: realtek semiconductor co., ltd. device 8176 (rev 01)
ethernet controller: atheros communications ar8152 v2.0 fast ethernet (rev c1)

m3z 07-02-2011 12:58 PM

bump

markush 07-02-2011 06:02 PM

Hello m3z,

which mainboard/processor does the computer have? how much RAM does the computer have?
And please post the output of
Code:

lspci -k | grep -iA5 ether
Did you build your own kernel?

Markus

5Leaf 08-12-2011 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m3z (Post 4402145)
pacman -Q initscripts reads initscripts 2010.05-3.

You're using the very old 2010.05 iso. For some reason, Arch hasn't updated the isos on their download page in over a year! Try a newer iso from here (sorry for the weird URL, this is first post and they won't let me post links yet):

releng . archlinux . org/isos/

I was having the same problem, and this solved it. Good luck!


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