Joined: Aug. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 27 2008,01:14
My experience with DSL is very limited (as is probably evident from the nature of this post) but I've used various Linux distros for about three years.
I have recently installed dsl 4.4.12 on my Asus EeePC 901 and it works fine. However, although I have a wifi connection I am not able to set up an Ethernet connection.
My Ethernet card is an Atheros L1 which is, however, referred to as an Attansic card in lspci (Atheros now own Attansic, I believe).
The required driver is atl1e and I have downloaded the driver source from
To build the driver, after unzipping I need to unrar the source file.
However, when I try this in DSL, I get a long list of "unknown method in" statements and a few which comment that I have a "file header broken".
The last line in the output states that there are "no files to extract"
Note that the same file unrars perfectly in Ubuntu.
Had I managed to unrar this file the next step would be to apply these commands:
|Code Sample |
|sudo KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make|
sudo KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make install
However, when I tried these commands elsewhere in DSL, I got a "command not found" error.
So, it appears that I am missing some extract, build and compile tools.
I have already installed the following:
What else do I need?
Thanks for any help.