How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller on 64-bit 12.10 using an Internet-connected 32-bit 12.04 PC and a USB flash drive?
Having bought a new HP Elite desktop PC and installed 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10 I've found it unable to connect to network thanks to its Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller.
There are no PCI slots in the PC to use an old PCI NIC. I have got no USB NICs or smartphones to use for temporary Internet connection.
All I can use is a laptop with working Internet connection running 32-bit XUbuntu 12.04 and a USB flash drive to copy files between the PCs.
As far as I understand I will have to build a 64-bit 3.5.0-17 version of the
alx module on a 32-bit 3.2.0-32 system and install it on the target machine, but I hardly have any idea on how to do that :-(
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