Apparently mainline kernel 3.8.5 is compiled without support for recent Atheros Communications Inc. AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet card. I know it is supplied in recent kernels with the module name
Compilation of enter link description here
The backporting mechanism doesn't work here since and it fails during compiling (and no wonder, since it is written that it is compatible with no later than 3.6 kernels).
I could use compat-drivers, but they fail to build.
What are my options (except from recompiling the whole kernel) to add alx module?
(I need a recent kernel because I'm playing with btrfs).
BTW I use ASUS N56VZ notebook.
The https://github.com/erikarn/alx did compile, but it didn't install the driver. (No errors in process, but ultimately no network eighter.
I did put
sudo make linux-install after compilation. But after reboot the the
alx module is still not present.)