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Making allowance for the likelihood that you have manually transferred the information, it does seem likely that you need the alx kernel module.
Summarising from the links I gave and transferring to the Slackware way of doing things.
1. From https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ts/2013/03/28/ download the file compat-drivers-2013-03-28-5-u.tar.xz (This can be done from any computer with internet access, such as the one you last posted from).
2. Transfer the file to your Slackware install e.g. use a USB key
3. Extract the file using 'tar xvf compat-drivers-2013-03-28-5-u.tar.xz'
4. Get into the directory that is created. 'cd compat-drivers-2013-03-28-5-u'
5. Run './scripts/driver-select alx'
6. Run 'make'
7. As root, create a directory for the module in the /lib/modules tree. 'mkdir /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/'
8. As root, copy the kernel module into the /lib/modules tree. 'cp ./drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/'
9. As root, update the module dependencies with '/sbin/depmod -a'
10. As root, test with 'modprobe -v alx'
I have tested up to step 6. If all else fails, fit a supported network card in your PC
Last edited by allend; 06-12-2013 at 08:57 AM.
Reason: Fixed typo in 9. depmode->depmod
Sorry for the delay. Too many things going on in my life.
The full line from; /sbin/lspci is:
03:00.0 Ethernet Controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 1091 (Rev 08)
I am guessing that the model number does not change things any. I still need the alx drivers.
I tried, but only got part way.
I down loaded the file: compat-drivers-2013-03-5-u.tar.xz and copied it to a CD.
The CD is loaded into the slack computer and I can find the file both in terminal mode and with KDE.
In KDE, I can also find the alx file. However, there is no indication that tar xvf works. I also do not get anything that makes sense to me from KDE, and therefore am not sure that the file has been compiled. Either the whole file or the alx folder. In the KDE help system I found information on how to make a file. But, do not know what to do with the 3 lines of code.
KDE is brand new to me and the command line only a little better.
I have the driver file on a CD and on my desktop in Ubuntu. What to do now?
Copy the file compat-drivers-2013-03-5-u.tar.xz from the CD to your Slackware system using the Dolphin file manager.
Then use 'Shift-F4' to open a Konsole terminal window. Proceed from step 3 in post #9
I think that I managed to get it un-tarred (extracted). I extracted a copy to /home/thomas/ and it showed up there. There are 4 atl drivers in the package.
Which One? My system is 1 gigabit. The lspci gives it as device 1091. There are too many applications for the Atheros drivers to find this on either the Atheros or Asus sites. I will assume either ATL1E or ATL1C. Any comments?