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Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

Postby sprintcowboy on Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:11 pm

Trying to install Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon on someones laptop.
Running off a live usb, Ethernet will not connect.
Wireless does connect.
Can someone help with this?
It is a Toshiba Satellite C855-s5214
Windows 7 identifies the Ethernet as
Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Windows 7 Identifies Wireless as
Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Mint identifies Ethernet as
Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet (r 10)
Mint identifies wireless as
Realtek AR8188CE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter driver:rtl8192ce
Again the wireless works fine.
Did not try to install Mint since the Ethernet was not connected.
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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working

Postby sprintcowboy on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:24 pm

OK I found this http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collabor ... orking/alx
But I don't understand how to install.
How do I run driver-select?
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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working

Postby sprintcowboy on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:25 pm

OK got it working so thought I would post what I did so others can benefit.
Go to http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collabor ... orking/alx
Under Code subheading download the tarball.
To make it simple for those not in the know like me.
Extract the tarball to your desktop
Open terminal and type cd ~/Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p
Then type ./scripts/driver-select alx
Then type make
Then type sudo make install
Then type sudo modprobe alx or restart computer.
Hope this helps others.
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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

Postby rafi on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:33 am

Thanks sprintcowboy, that works.

For others to find this also: I am just installing Linux Mint 14 Nadia on a new Dell Inspiron 13z. Everything (wireless, touchpad, webcam, sound, ...) worked out of the box (once I fiddled a bit to get the usual "vintage" bios back) -- except the ethernet. So I checked my card with
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rafi@Inspiron13z ~ $ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi

but
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rafi@Inspiron13z ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.
[...]

which brought me here.

Thanks!

Cheers,
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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

Postby ctendell on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:38 pm

This worked for me. Just remember to change the permissions on the driver folder. And then execute as described.
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sudo chmod -R a+rx /compat-wireless-3.6.8-1-snpc
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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

Postby mathewvghese on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:49 pm

Thank you very much. Had the same issue with my Toshiba laptop.

It worked perfectly and the issue is sloved. Thanks !
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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

Postby gatuki on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:47 am

Thanks so much!!

This worked fine for a Linux newbie like me on my ASUS Vivobook S200E.

The only issue I had afterwards was that when I resumed the laptop from suspend it wouldn't reconnect the wired connection. I solved that by following another tutorial here http://www.techlw.com/2013/01/fix-network-after-resume-from-suspend.html
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