I have gigabit ethernet card on MSI GT70 laptop. I installed openSUSE 12.2 but the ethernet doesn’t work.
I fixed this same issue on Linuxmint 13 with kernel 3.2.0-23 with instructions on Ubuntu forum.
in my case I also have anatheros which only work with the alx driver.
I use the later 3.5 version and was able to make it work with out the patch.
I think in their site there is a write up to use the later version to your os kernel version.
I noticed a lot of development work done in https://lkml.org/ and I tried with the latest kernel as well but with the same result - I needed to modify the source. I hope developers pay attention on this because the fix is already availvable.
I’ve installed a Gigabyte H77/DS3H motherboard with an OpenSuse12.2. So far so good.
When trying to get something out of the network, the Atheros ethernet NIC is not recognized.
A little brunch of Internet and I found this forum. Seems to apply for me: alx generic driver: OK; donload bz2: OK;
Compile and install module: OK
but when trying to install the module:
insmod error insertig …/alx.ko: -l unknown symbol in module
Please, next time don’t reuse an old thread, start a new one instead. What I’m missing is output that states that you have the exact nic from the topic’s title.
But for now: you may have downloaded a compat-wireless or compat-drivers that’s not compatible with your kernel. Take a look here: stable - Linux Wireless and read it carefully.
Furthermore I’d like to see
version of the driver you downloaded, compiled and installed
did you run
before compiling it?
Please post output between CODE tags, the # in the editor. And complete, not just snippets.