I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my Lenovo IdeaPad laptop and am having trouble getting the Ethernet to work.
alx driver required for my laptop's AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet controller to work have not been included in previous versions of Ubuntu, so I used to install the the driver using the
compat-wireless-pc driver package.
Now Ubuntu 13.04 comes with the
alx driver, however it does not appear to be functional. When I plug in an Ethernet cable, it is not detected. I have verified the
alx module exists
$ modinfo alx filename: /lib/modules/3.8.0-19-generic/kernel/ubuntu/alx/alx.ko version: 1.2.3 license: Dual BSD/GPL description: Qualcomm Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Driver author: Qualcomm Corporation, <email@example.com> srcversion: DEB551A4F9D0281F98F5F10 alias: pci:v00001969d000010A0sv*sd*bc*sc*i* alias: pci:v00001969d000010A1sv*sd*bc*sc*i* alias: pci:v00001969d00001090sv*sd*bc*sc*i* alias: pci:v00001969d00001091sv*sd*bc*sc*i* depends: mdio intree: Y vermagic: 3.8.0-19-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
and is loaded.
$ lsmod | grep alx alx 67960 0 mdio 13807 1 alx
Any suggestions on how to get my Ethernet up and running?