toshiba satellite c850 p5010 LAN drivers

Asked by Alex Sifuna on 2013-03-31

i recently installed linux obuntu OS in my toshiba satellite c850 p5010 laptop which is working fine but the problem is when ever i connect my lan cable its not able to detect it and i dont know where i can find the lan drivers
pliz help

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What Ethernet controller does it use? If you run :

sudo lshw -C network

You will be shown. The OS is called Ubuntu, not Obuntu.


Alex Sifuna (aleksifuna) said : #2

after running the command am queried for my password which is in inputted while typing

Yes. type your login password and hit ENTER. You wont get any feedback but just type it

Alex Sifuna (aleksifuna) said : #5

 this is the info i got

       description: Ethernet controller
       product: AR8162 Fast Ethernet
       vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 10
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:b8500000-b853ffff ioport:3000(size=128)
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: ioport:2000(size=256) memory:b8400000-b8403fff

Seems you need to build the driver. It uses the alx driver module

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #7

If you can run update (maybe wirelessly), the needed alx driver will be brought in with the new kernel. If not, try downloading a compat-wireless... package (pick the right version for your kernel) and getting the alx from that -- trouble is this way may interfer with wireless, as many other (unwanted) drivers will be brought in.

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