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I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G580 with Atheros AR8162 Ethernet and Broadcom BCM4313 Wireless Driver.

I try the this:

How do I get an Atheros AR8162 working?

but it doesn't work.

When I type make install it comes:

FATAL: Could not open /lib/modules/3.2.0-29.generic-pae/modules.dep.temp for wirting: Permission denied make *** [unistall] Error 1

Edit: 05.02.2012

After I try it with sudo (thx to maggotbrain) cablebased network works. I update my system and install the Broadcom-STA-WLAN-Driver. Restart and after my reboot cablebased network doesn't work anymore and I can see wlan's but I can't connect.

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marked as duplicate by Seth, Uri Herrera, Mitch, Florian Diesch, hhlp Feb 25 '13 at 10:51

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Those instructions should have you running the command sudo make install not just make install. Same for the modprobe command. It should be sudo modprobe alx – Kevin Bowen Feb 4 '13 at 19:50
Thank you i try will try it. – somebody need help Feb 4 '13 at 21:49
Cablebased Network works, but my wireless lan not. I installed the Broadcom-STA-WLAN-Driver. I can see wlan networks but i cant connect. – somebody need help Feb 4 '13 at 22:53
Excellent. Glad to hear it. So you're halfway there. ;-) Could you please update your question so the focus is just on solving your wireless card issue? – Kevin Bowen Feb 4 '13 at 23:21
@somebodyneedhelp Please use the same account (register) - that enables you to edit your own questions rather than suggest it only. – gertvdijk Feb 5 '13 at 16:34

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Instead of doing the manual compile and install, install the package linux-generic-lts-quantal. This will activate the LTS Enablement Stack, which will upgrade the Linux kernel in your 12.04 LTS to the version in Quantal (12.10). That kernel (3.5.0) has built-in support for the drivers you need.

You will find the package linux-generic-lts-quantal in your package manager, or from a command shell do:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal

You will find some background info on this solution in my reponse to this question.

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Don't update your question because this solution will work for many "unsupported network card on LTS" questions, not only for the card you're struggling with. – zwets Feb 24 '13 at 23:08

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