I've spent two days pulling my hair out trying to get Ubuntu to install correctly on a new machine I built using a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard.
Ubuntu seems to install fine, however, neither the network nor USB 3.0 drivers work out of the box. The board has a Realtek 8111E chip and to fix the network I've been trying to download and install the Realtek r8168-8.035.00 driver. I was able to get the driver on to the machine by swapping out the mouse, keyboard and USB stick from the two working USB 2.0 ports. However, it won't compile. I get the following error:
Build the module and install make: *** /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
I found a thread from a failed upgrade that suggests you can solve this by using apt-get to reinstall the kernel package. So I downloaded the kernel package from a net capable laptop, moved it over to the machine on a USB drive and reinstalled it. That fixed the compile error and the driver seemed to install fine from there.
But still no dice connecting to the net after install.
I haven't even started trying to tackle the USB controller drivers. Has anyone had any success getting Ubuntu to play nice with this Mobo? What did you have to do?