Apple USB ethernet adapter not recognized

Bug #232200 reported by Paco on 2008-05-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

my Apple USB ethernet adapter for the Macbook Air is not recognized on hardy,
looking on the net i've found that it uses asix module but need a little patch on asix.c :

i've tried to recompile my kernel but could not succeed, maybe is it possible to make some deb's packages for this module? i'm currently on hardy i386 with kernel 2.6.24-17-generic

Paco (nunuxboy) on 2008-05-20
description: updated
macada (macadanet) wrote :

Hi all,

There is a workaround that it was success for me even though in other x86 laptops:

Kernel 2.6.24-19-generic, download patched asix driver (

    * Copy the file named patasix.ko to you linux kernel tree at /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/kernel/drivers/net/usb/
    * Run depmod -a as root
    * add the modules usbnet and patasix to your /etc/modules, in that order
    * reboot

More info:

I hope this helps

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :
Changed in linux-meta:
assignee: nobody → timg-tpi
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.2
status: New → Fix Committed
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

SRU Justification

Impact: Apple USB Ethernet adapter driver won't load

Patch Description: Add USB device ID


Test Case: See bug description

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in linux:
status: New → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

linux 2.6.24-21 copied to hardy-updates.

Changed in linux:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2009-04-14
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) → nobody
importance: Low → Undecided
milestone: ubuntu-8.04.2 → none
status: Fix Committed → Invalid
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