Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

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sprintcowboy
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Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

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

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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working

Postby sprintcowboy » 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 » 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 » 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,
rafi

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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

Postby ctendell » 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 » 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 » 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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Re: Toshiba ethernet not working(SOLVED)

Postby seng » Wed May 11, 2016 7:39 pm

Hi guys,

I had the same problem with my Thinkpad Ednge E340 laptop, tried installing the drivers as suggested, but encountered issues with make.

Looks like the driver has been updated and the dir name when I downloaded from tarball is compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u

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➜  compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan1     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"AgileThought-3G" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 68:A0:F6:FF:41:88   
          Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=16 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-25 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:1  Invalid misc:392   Missed beacon:0

vboxnet0  no wireless extensions.

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➜  compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u inxi -N
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169


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make -C /lib/modules/4.4.0-22-generic/build M=/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-22-generic'
  CC [M]  /home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.o
In file included from include/linux/phy.h:22:0,
                 from include/net/dsa.h:19,
                 from include/linux/netdevice.h:44,
                 from /home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/include/linux/compat-2.6.29.h:5,
                 from /home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/include/linux/compat-2.6.h:52,
                 from <command-line>:0:
include/linux/module.h:127:0: warning: "module_init" redefined [enabled by default]
 #define module_init(initfn)     \
 ^
In file included from <command-line>:0:0:
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/include/linux/compat-2.6.h:32:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition
 #define module_init(initfn)      \
 ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c: In function ‘alx_dispatch_skb’:
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:700:4: error: too few arguments to function ‘__vlan_hwaccel_put_tag’
    __vlan_hwaccel_put_tag(skb, ntohs(tag));
    ^
In file included from /home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:22:0:
include/linux/if_vlan.h:409:20: note: declared here
 static inline void __vlan_hwaccel_put_tag(struct sk_buff *skb,
                    ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c: In function ‘alx_set_vlan_mode’:
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:1141:17: error: ‘NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
  if (features & NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX)
                 ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:1141:17: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c: In function ‘alx_fix_features’:
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:1158:17: error: ‘NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
  if (features & NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX)
                 ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:1159:15: error: ‘NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_TX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   features |= NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_TX;
               ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c: In function ‘alx_set_features’:
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:1176:18: error: ‘NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
  if (!(changed & NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX))
                  ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c: In function ‘alx_start_xmit_ring’:
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:2280:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘vlan_tx_tag_present’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
  if (vlan_tx_tag_present(skb)) {
  ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:2282:3: error: implicit declaration of function ‘vlan_tx_tag_get’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
   first->word0 |= FIELDX(TPD_VLTAG, htons(vlan_tx_tag_get(skb)));
   ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c: In function ‘alx_probe’:
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:2637:10: error: ‘NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
          NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX |
          ^
/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.c:2640:43: error: ‘NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_TX’ undeclared (first use in this function)
  netdev->features = netdev->hw_features | NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_TX;
                                           ^
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[4]: *** [/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/alx_main.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx] Error 2
make[2]: *** [/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros] Error 2
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/seng/Downloads/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-22-generic'
make: *** [modules] Error 2


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