View Full Version : AR8161 Ethernet Card trouble

2013-04-08, 15:21

I've been trying to install network drivers for my AR8161 card on the latest Kali release to no avail. I took a look at the thread http://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?1265-Can-not-install-AR8161-Ethernet-card-with-compat-wireless-package and related google search results, but I couldn't seem to get past that same make error. I had to go through a similar ordeal to get Backtrack 5 networking up and running, but it didn't require manipulating driver files to get it to work. I'm not entirely sure which compat-wireless package I should be using. I tried a variety of different packages, but could never seem to find the if-else statement to edit if the package ended up having the necessary alx driver. I apologize for the lack of details and output included here, I'm relatively new to linux driver troubleshooting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

2013-04-11, 22:21

the driver packages has been moved and renamed to compat-driver
you can get the releases from http://drvbp1.linux-foundation.org/~mcgrof/rel-html/compat-drivers/

download the same packages version from you kernel version (uname -a)

after extraction change into the folder and execute:

./script/driver-select atl1c
make install

then reboot or modprobe atl1c