Ubuntu

No Driver for Attansic Gigabit Ethernet

Reported by Jonathan Caum on 2007-01-02
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.17 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
High
Kyle McMartin
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

I noticed that from Ubuntu Edgy and previous versions of Ubuntu, there is no driver for the Attansic Ethernet card. To enable this driver, you must be using Edgy and have the motherboard manufacturer's driver CD - otherwise, you won't have internet, which greatly would limit the use of Ubuntu. You must be using Edgy, as it installs default with the Build-Essential package - which is needed to "make install" this driver.

I suggest this driver be added in future kernel updates.

Ciao.

Jonathan Caum (bsalt1313) wrote :

P.S. - Here is the proprietary driver for the ATL1 device (taken from my ASUS P5L-MX driver cd).

Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :

uhm. did you check whether you had permission to redistribute that before you posted it?

the driver will be included with feisty, since the driver has been posted for inclusion in the upstream kernel.

Jonathan Caum (bsalt1313) wrote :

Oh... no I did not. I hadn't even thought of it. I just knew it was hard to get drivers for it - due to a somewhat lack of driver support on Attansic's main page. But I had read that somebody had been allowed to port it to Linux.

I can't seem to find a way to delete the attachment. How can it be deleted?

Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :

It's fine. It's release under the GPL (I just downloaded it and looked.)

Anyway, I'll merge the kernel-bound version of the driver rather than this one, to reduce maintenance overhead.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.17:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → In Progress
Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :

Adding for feisty, importance high since supporting new hardware on new releases is easier than new hardware on old releases.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Unconfirmed → In Progress
Jonathan Caum (bsalt1313) wrote :

Thanks Kyle! I appreciate the help.

Ben Collins (ben-collins) wrote :

Phillip, please work on getting this into edgy-proposed. I'll walk you through the -proposed upload process (edgy-updates.git is the repo).

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
assignee: nobody → kyle
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux-source-2.6.17:
assignee: nobody → phillip-lougher
Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :

Released in latest feisty kernel update.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Marcin Cieślak (saperski) wrote :

The are better drivers for Attansic L1 (0x19691048) available on the http://atl1.sourceforge.net/.

There is also another card (found on Asus F5R laptop) called Attansic L2 (0x19692048) and the driver is there:

http://42.pl/u/qMH_Attansic_L2_Linux

I got this driver from Attansic
on the atl1-devel mailing list.

Attb2 (aszuts) wrote :

Marcin:
Have you tried to compile Attansic L2 kernel-module on Asus F5R laptop?

With a minor hacking - INIT_WORK expected two arguments but got three in the original code - compilation works but after loading the module the kernel panics (it actually just dumps a lots of registers onto the screen and hangs).

Attb2 (aszuts) wrote :

Huang Xiong (from Attansic) emailed me the attached driver.

This works with feisty 2.6.20-15 kernel. Please integrate it to the next release!
I've tested it on Asus F5R notebook.

A.

PaulFr (paulajf) wrote :

Just confirming - is the Attansic L2 driver referenced in the comment of 2007-04-21 being integrated into Feisty or Gutsy ?

Albert Abril (abrilc) wrote :

Please, somebody could say if the Attansic L2 driver referenced would be integred in Gutsy?
It's important for PCs that only have an ethernet connection.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Gutsy currently only seems to have the Attansic L1 driver so I have opened a task for this bug report for the kernel for Gutsy and assigned the bug to the kernel team.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-kernel-team
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
importance: Medium → High
Alessandro Gervaso (gervystar) wrote :

The following patch allows to compile the L2 driver on gutsy's kernel.
I have used the latest driver posted here.
The patch was trivial, I hope it's well done; the compiled module works on my pc, can any of you test it on more machines?
Maybe it could be included in the release kernel.

Alessandro Gervaso (gervystar) wrote :

Sorry, it wasn't marked as a patch

I can confirm the driver as originally supplied by Attb2 works fine without modification for 2.6.20-15, and patch works and is required for 2.6.22

Tested on ASUS P5GC-MX motherboard, Ubuntu and Arch.

Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Fixed in my git tree

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Gutsy l-u-m 9da3dbf22902fe1df9991d71af721d9e2117e98c

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Alessandro Gervaso (gervystar) wrote :

Seems ok on my machine after the latest updates.
Thanks a lot!

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
ivantopo (ivantopo) wrote :

I have that problem with the L2 ethernet adapter... i have downloaded those drivers and patchs that you mention up... but what should i do with those files??.... i'm using OpenSuse 10.3 with the 2.6.22 kernel.... please help me!!

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I'm not sure how to add it to the OpenSuSE kernel. However, the latest release of Ubuntu will have the drivers included.

Alessandro Gervaso (gervystar) wrote :

I think this can be considered fixed.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.17:
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Amir Eldor (amireldor) wrote :

A friend of mine is trying to install Gusty but the bug still occurs thus I don't think you can mark this one as fixed (as the fix is not shipped with gutsy...)

I'm trying to help him apply the patch and if the bug still occurs I'll report

Amir Eldor (amireldor) wrote :

Correction - the driver worked for him when he fresh installed, but on one sunny day it stopped working... oh well.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Amir - It would be helpful to know what was different between the fresh installed system and the one on the sunny day. Was the system updated at all? Including the minimal information requested at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeamBugPolicies would be really helpful too.

Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process. The ubuntu-kernel-team is being unassigned from this bug report. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeamBugPolicies for more information. Thanks.

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