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Old 12-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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network driver for motherboard gigabyte ga-h61m-d2h


My first experience of Linux "Mint" ...Mint13 live CD and pppoeconf registers "No working ethernet card could be found". So I tried other "Ubuntu" live cd's. Same effect. Board is new and works perfectly in Win7 (dual boot). Chipset is h61. Can somebody please help me find a network driver or do I have the wrong Mobo for Linux? Other people have same or similar problem with linux drivers for this board. I'm a little dissappointed. Obliged
 
Old 12-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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According to the specs on Gigabytes web site, the lan chip is
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Atheros 8151 GbE LAN chip
It is supported, although I can not tell you if the driver is available on Mint. Here is a link to a Slackware user who has the lan card working, in Slack.

-->https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...e-linux-862555

Googling for 'linux driver for Atheros 8151' should turn up hits that help.
 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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There are way too many problems on "make-install" with this driver, a quick search indicates major headaches. How would I find out which version of Ubuntu (if any) offers straight driver on install? Or maybe I'll just buy a simple network card if that's not an option. Bloody nuisance, and thanks for your help
 
Old 12-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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I think you need the alx driver. See this link -->http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla...networking/alx

Open a konsole, run the command 'sudo lspci -v' and locate the lines for the ethernet card. Post the results for the card.

You may already have the drive.
 
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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See this link -->http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla...networking/alx

“As it is right now work is undergoing to remove all atl1c device support from the alx driver, in the meantime the compat-wireless release has a temporary patch from the original alx driver which removes the atl1c devices from it. “
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05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device e000
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fbec0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at ef00 [size=128]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [6c] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [180] Device Serial Number ff-82-46-87-90-2b-34-ff
Kernel driver in use: atl1c
Kernel modules: atl1c
 
Old 12-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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You have the wrong driver loaded. You need the alx driver. From the link I posted,

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The alx driver provide support for:

1969:1091 - AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
1969:1090 - AR8162 Fast Ethernet
1969:1073 - AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet
1969:1083 - AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet
<-- your card.
 
Old 12-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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This article details the only way to get the driver immediately.

-->http://lwn.net/Articles/484449/

You have to compile it. It should work its way into most distros in the future. I'm not the developer, and I don't maintain any distro. Those are the people to ask "How long?".
 
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Thanks for the support,people. that's more than I got from the Mint forum. I went out & bought a cheap Realtek card, works out of the box. One problem though, on network settings "configure" is greyed out so I can't set LAN IP Address to static. Any ideas welcome as always
 
  


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