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BAMT Linux Ethernet Driver install for ASrock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Mobo E2200 Killer LAN

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Hello OCN,

I found myself struggling getting BAMT (supposed to be easy, right?) setup on my latest build. I'm running the asrock Fatal1ty Killer Z87 motherboard, has 3 x16 slots and 4 x1 slots. It has the e2200 Killer LAN which (along with the gigabyte Z87 chipset mobo's e1000e intel LAN) is not supported by BAMT's pre-loaded drivers (yet).

I am using litecoin bamt 1.3, which has the latest R9 drivers (I'm running 3x 290's and a 290x right now) and one of the best splash screens known to mining.

Needless to say, I struggled getting the ethernet drivers setup since I'm a noob to linux. I called over a good friend and we got to work. I was trying to install the e1000e drivers, mistakenly, because I was reading this:

http://rumorscity.com/2013/12/14/bamt-why-gigabyte-intel-z87-chipset-could-not-connect-to-the-internet/

For those running the same motherboard, check this out:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2008332

In case it gets screwed up, here it is:
Quote:
Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 Ethernet working in linux

Hi All,

I have found a way to get the Qualcomm Atheros Bigfoot Killer E2200 ethernet card to work with existing Atheros linux drivers. Following in the footsteps of this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12028162. I have basically 'stolen' the driver of a related card with existing linux drivers.

I have created a patch to be applied to the compat-wireless kernel modules. After application of this patch and procedure, my ethernet card worked.

The module which will be modified is alx, and after I told the kernel to load it explicitly by editing /etc/modules, My ethernet card was discovered at startup and properly suspended and hibernated. I can verify that gigabit speeds are possible with this 'stolen' driver.

I haven't had any probles yet, but I will post a reply to this thread if a problem appears at some later date, or Atheros releases a proper driver for this card.

You will need to install a few packages

Code:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers

You will need to download the compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p tarball from here: http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p.tar.bz2

And download the attached compat-patch.txt.

Untar the tarball into a convenient location, and apply the patch making sure to use the --dry-run option to make sure there are no errors.

Code:

tar -xvf /path/to/compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p.tar.bz2
cd ./compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p.tar.bz2
patch --dry-run -p2 < /path/to/compat-patch.txt
patch -p2 < /path/to/compat-patch.txt

Now make and assuming no errors arise, install the package.

Code:

make
sudo make install

Now test that the module works by inserting it into the running kernel.

Code:

sudo modprobe alx

Your ethernet card should be discovered, and assuming you have the ethernet plugged into a working jack with dhcp, you should become connected to ethernet.

Assuming this is the case, modify your /etc/modules file so that this module is loaded at startup by adding the following lines at the end.

Code:

#E2200 support
alx

And you're good to go. Let me know how this works out for you.

Attached is the patch file you need.

compat-patch.txt 3k .txt file

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post #2 of 8
Hi, this looks good but running into some issues. Firstly, is it supposed to be cd ./compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p and not cd ./compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p.tar.bz2?

If I do the former and try to run the patch it just sits there. If I try the latter, it says not a directory.

I doing everything from /home/user/Desktop

Thanks!
post #3 of 8
Xubuntu picked it up automatically...I prefer that to BAMT but it's slightly more complicated to set up (but you do get a 64bit os, just in case you need more ram or different algorithm mining on gpu and cpu)
post #4 of 8
how long should "sudo make install" take? Mines is taking over 5 minutes....


nvm
Edited by Roy360 - 3/22/14 at 7:45pm
post #5 of 8
all was going so well up until the 'make' step, it says "permission denied!"

help? any ideas? im in the associated folder. everything else has worked I dont know why this wouldnt.

~linux noob
post #6 of 8
you need to run that using the root console...or make yourself root (admin user so to speak):

type:

su
*enter password*
*enter*
off you go
post #7 of 8
yeah. i am super user. got the # and everything. "root@bamt/path/to/files#"

the terminal opens in root.
post #8 of 8
That's odd...I'd suggest you use the new pimp linux distro, it's way better.

Either that or cryptoslax.

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