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.
Last edited by sprintcowboy on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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.
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