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Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues SOLVED!

Postby ChillyWilly on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:45 pm

I recently installed Linux Mint 64-bit on my Desktop with an Asus P8H77-V Motherboard. I have a known working Ethernet connected and it says no connection. It's clear that it needs a driver, the problem is that I can not find one. Asus.com does not have any available for linux. Also my motherboard came with a support CD that works on windows as a desperation moves I put it in while booted Under LinuxMint and there was a folder called "LinuxDrivers" which had only one read-me file that said to update my Linux OS :lol: , I dug around all the drivers on the CD and found nothing useful. Also I run a dual boot with Windows and for my internet to work on windows I have to install drivers as well, fortunately they are available on the CD and via Asus.com . I'm lost at what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Also I have installed nothing else but Linux Mint 64-bit. This is a fresh install.
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues

Postby caf4926 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:33 pm

It's extremely unusual for wired ethernet not to work.
It should be an indication to you before you install, at the live desktop... was it working for you then?
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues

Postby ChillyWilly on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:55 am

It was not working before the installation at the live desktop. Should I have done something to fix it then?
Also thank you for a response.
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues

Postby caf4926 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:11 am

I'd probably just buy a PCI card to slot in
They are so cheap
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues

Postby xenopeek on Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:56 pm

Please open a terminal and run the following command. Share the output here so we have some basic info. You can copy text to/from the terminal, see its Edit menu.
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inxi -SNxz
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues

Postby AlbertP on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:05 pm

Please tell which board from the P8H77 series you have. Some have Realtek ethernet, some have Atheros. In case of Atheros AR8161, which I think you may well have, you need to install the alx driver.

If you have indeed an Atheros AR8161 (do not do this if inxi reports a different chip), then:

You can download this package: http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat- ... -p.tar.bz2

Please extract it, go to the folder where you extracted it, right-click > Open in Terminal, and run these commands:
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./scripts/driver-select alx
make
sudo make install
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues

Postby ChillyWilly on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:29 pm

Thank you all for your quick, helpful responses. That driver worked. You all just made my day. Linux Mint <3

I'm curious to where or how you found that driver?
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues SOLVED!

Postby AlbertP on Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:33 am

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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues SOLVED!

Postby redsand on Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:33 pm

Thanks to you sir. Gigabyte Z77-DS3H and Intel i5 with atheros 8161 and Mint 14 cinnamon detected no wired connection. Follwed your post and now works fine.
Kudos.

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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues SOLVED!

Postby Menthe on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:34 am

Worked great for me too. Gigabyte Z77-D3H; i7; Atheros 8161; Mint Cinnamon 14

Thank you very much
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues SOLVED!

Postby khanopus on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:35 am

Currently working on similar problem. LAN is not working.

-Moved my post here: viewtopic.php?f=193&t=130804
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Re: Asus MOBO Ethernet driver issues SOLVED!

Postby averagejoepro on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Thank you AlbertP... solved ethernet problem. Thanks much for pointing to the simple solution and instruction.
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