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Endian FW does not recognize my Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Im trying to install a FW but one of my ethernet cards (integrated) is not beeing recognize, how can i solve this?
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
What hardware are you building your FW with?
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giobertyAuthor Commented:
Intel Pentium(R) CPU G630 2.7Ghz

Linux version 2.6.32.25

The Endian FW version is 2.5.1

MotherBoard ECS H61H2-M12
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Looks like your kernel is not supporting the nic, you'd have to install a driver.

Can't try/test this for you but here are some references that may help:

http://tuxthink.blogspot.nl/2010/08/enabling-atheros-ethernet-controller-on.html
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1677122
http://abi71.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/enable-atheros-ethernet-card-ar8151-on-linux-slackware/
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giobertyAuthor Commented:
I think endian fw is based in redhat
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Please post the output from lspci and indicate in your post which of the listed NICs is not recognised. Then I can look for it in my collection of Linux sources.
2.6.32.25 is a regular kernel revision (i.e. not a Red Hat kernel) but it is quite old (Oct 29 2010) so will not support cards newer than that.
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giobertyAuthor Commented:
The Atheros one is not been recognized
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giobertyAuthor Commented:
this is the pic of the lspci command
card.jpg
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Your card is an Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet. It's certainly a new card because it wasn't in my /usr/share/pci.ids dated 2011-03-12 but it was in the latest file from http://pciids.sourceforge.net/ dated 2013-01-06.
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
The card is supported by the newest kernel from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ which is Linux v3.7.1.
Also in v3.5.4 (which I'm running right now)
Also in v2.6.39
Not in v2.6.35, which only has a driver for the AR8151 v1.0

So there you have it. You need to upgrade to a fairly recent kernel for your card to be recognised.
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giobertyAuthor Commented:
How can i upgrade my kernel to the version you suggest?
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
That is a whole other question really. The main thing you need to do is get the configuration of your current kernel. You then use that as the starting point when configuring the new kernel. You get the kernel in source form from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ as I mentioned previously.
I posted extensively to http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Q_23150517.html about how to build a kernel - please take a look and post back if in doubt about anything.
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giobertyAuthor Commented:
The card is not recognized in older kernels. Thx
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