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#1 2013-05-18 21:48:17

Jindur
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Registered: 2011-09-29
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[How-to] Get Killer Gaming E2200 integrated network adapter to work

Hi, the "Killer Gaming" E2200 is shipped with some new Ivy Bridge notebooks, such as MSI GE60/GE70.

$ lspci
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)

This adapter does not work out of the box. So I googled a bit and here's how to make it work:

http://drvbp1.linux-foundation.org/~mcg … t-drivers/
get latest (stable) compat-drivers package and extract it.

We need the 'alx' (Qualcomm Atheros) driver out of that bunch of drivers in it. Unfortunately, the alx driver does work with the E2200 but doesn't know it yet =P. So we need to apply a little patch from http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php? … 1365935824 which simply adds the "ALX_DEV_ID_E2200" definition to four places where it's needed.
Move the patch to the folder where you extracted the compat-drivers zip file and

patch -p1 < alx-patch.txt

Proceed as described in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ne … ros_AR8161
'make install' will tell you a bunch of commands, stating "Now run:" which is misleading because you ought not to run any of these commands. (You MAY if you really need these for anything.)
Instead just do

sudo modprobe alx

and check with dmesg that it doesn't just say

Qualcomm Atheros(R) AR816x/AR817x PCI-E Ethernet Network Driver

which it will solely output if we hadn't applied the patch, but instead it should output more lines confirming the ethernet interface is now available:

Qualcomm Atheros(R) AR816x/AR817x PCI-E Ethernet Network Driver
alx 0000:03:00.0: alx(8c:89:a5:07:c2:96): Qualcomm Atheros Ethernet Network Connection
systemd-udevd[9799]: renamed network interface eth0 to enp3s0

Done.

Last edited by Jindur (2013-05-18 21:51:18)

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#2 2013-07-02 21:35:26

Niwa
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Registered: 2013-07-02
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Re: [How-to] Get Killer Gaming E2200 integrated network adapter to work

I've got the same network adapter and it didn't work out of the box. What I did was install dkms-alx from the AUR and now it works.

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#3 2013-07-02 21:38:57

HalosGhost
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Re: [How-to] Get Killer Gaming E2200 integrated network adapter to work

It also appears that this driver made it into the kernel as of 3.10. So, once 3.10 drops (it's in [staging] already), this should work out of the box. I'm the current maintainer of dkms-alx, but I imagine I'll orphan it shortly as it is having some build issues and is soon to be deprecated.

All the best,

-HG


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#4 2013-11-09 20:22:14

zackpete
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Registered: 2011-04-27
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Re: [How-to] Get Killer Gaming E2200 integrated network adapter to work

edit: started a new thread

Last edited by zackpete (2013-11-11 02:40:12)

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