Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Apparently I am not the only one with this problem, this was my solution, but it did not work, of course:

I downloaded the tar from another computer. I found the file of the atheros driver that I needed which is apparently atl1c, put that file on my ubuntu desktop and ran the following in the terminal:

cd ~/Desktop
sudo make install

Isn't there a simple code I could use once I have the atl1c folder on the desktop?

share|improve this question

Run the following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`
wget -O- | tar -xj

cd compat-wireless-2012-11-13-pc
./scripts/driver-select alx
sudo make install

After reboot, you can use your Atheros card.

If you downloaded driver package on your desktop: Open a terminal:

cd Desktop
tar -xj compat-wireless-2012-11-13.tar.gz
cd compat-wireless-2012-11-13-pc
./scripts/driver-select alx
sudo make install
share|improve this answer
But now I am getting permission denied messages. I am given to understand that there is some sort of chmod command that must be employed.<div class="post-text"> <pre><code>chmod 777 compat-wireless-2012-11-13-pc</pre></code> </div> maybe? – Paul Nov 14 '12 at 14:11
Except "cd Desktop" command, try other commands with sudo. – Hckr Nov 14 '12 at 14:32
OK, actually the chmod 777 strategy worked. A long process started with driver-select. But at the end I get a bunch of error messages. Error 1 and error 2 – Paul Nov 15 '12 at 13:24

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.