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#1 2013-04-27 19:18:41

ingwey
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Registered: 2013-04-27
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Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

Hey Folks, I would like to install Arch Linux on my Lenovo G580 2198 with an Intel Pentium B960 proccesor ( i mention this becuase it's hard to find the exact model)
But it's seems that this laptop has the most inpportune chipsets for lan or wifi with Linux
I could sporadically make it work, but neither OpenSUSe nor RedHat would recognize or rather activate these two.

How do I get internet to work properly when I'm starting from an USB Stick?


Sincerely,

Ingwey

Last edited by ingwey (2013-04-27 20:53:42)

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#2 2013-04-27 22:00:50

WonderWoofy
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Registered: 2012-05-19
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Re: Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

So no mention of the actual network chipsets?  Without giving all information, it is rather hard to help you.

A very common ethernet chipset amongst computers is the RTL8111/8168 chipset (Realtek).  This is what my computer has and in fact it is a very new revision 7.  When I installed Arch Linux initially on this machine it took well over an hour to download the packages necessary (on a 25Mb/s connection).  I later realized that there is an r8168 module in the offical Arch repos, and it works a whole hell of a lot better with my card than the in-tree r8169 module.

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#3 2013-04-27 22:15:55

ingwey
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Re: Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

Sorry, my bad

Ethernet Controller: Atheros AR 8162
Wireless LAN: Broadcom 4313

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#4 2013-04-27 22:22:30

Gusar
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Re: Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

Ethernet controller requires the alx driver. It's not in the kernel yet, so Arch doesn't ship it by default, you can get it by installing dkms-alx from AUR. Not easy to do in the live environment.

Wireless uses the brcmsmac driver, it should work out-of-the-box. So install Arch via wireless, and once it's installed, learn to use AUR to install dkms-alx.

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#5 2013-04-27 22:59:17

ingwey
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Re: Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

The Wireless LAN is working, but i do not find anything with "iwlist wlan0 scan".

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#6 2013-04-27 23:13:28

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Re: Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

ingwey wrote:

The Wireless LAN is working, but i do not find anything with "iwlist wlan0 scan".

Are you running that as root?


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#7 2013-04-28 00:09:43

ingwey
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Re: Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

Jep

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#8 2013-04-29 13:47:49

zarel
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Re: Lenovo G58 - Problem with network

Unluckily the open source driver doesn't work very well with BCM4313 at the moment. People had more luck using the closed source driver which is available in the AUR.

There's another thread marked as solved that talks about installing arch on the Lenovo G580 (2189). See here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=157963

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