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    Angry Arch Linux install issues - eth0 no such device - Atheros ethernet

    Hello everyone. Before I begin, just want to let everyone know that I have searched these forums and many others and haven't found any solutions specific to the issue I am having. I have also read the arch linux wiki on installation but to no avail.

    I have a fresh Arch linux install (latest version as of today) on my Toshiba Satellite L755.

    when doing lspci, I have the following for network and ethernet:

    Network controller: realtek semiconductor co., ltd. device 8176 (rev 01)
    ethernet controller: atheros communications ar8152 v2.0 fast ethernet (rev c1)
    Originally I was having issues getting wireless setup, so I said screw up and hoped that getting wired would be an easier route but apparently its just as frustrating.

    Here is my rc.conf for networking:

    gateway="default gw"
    Have also tried this with eth1, wlan0, wlan1, ath1, ath0.

    If I do a modprobe atl1c or a modprobe ath9k, it will go without an error, but then if I try and do a ifconfig eth0 up I get a eth0: unknown interface: No such device.

    Also, I only seem to have loopback up. Doing an ifconfig gives me just lo.

    Sorry for the long post. If you need more information, let me know. Thank you in advance.

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    Linux Engineer RobinVossen's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    The Netherlands
    ifconfig -a gives nothing I guess.
    What I advice (and always do if I have a issue like this) is to try.
    to setup
    #Static IP example
    #eth0="eth0 netmask broadcast"
    INTERFACES=(!eth0 !wlan0)
    # Routes to start at boot-up (in this order)
    # Declare each route then list in ROUTES
    #   - prefix an entry in ROUTES with a ! to disable it
    gateway="default gw"
    that. And install wicd using a pendrive.

    But this will most likely not fix your issue.
    And you MIGHT find your answer here:

    Sorry I couldn't really be helpful at all, but I hope I have helped just a tiny bit.
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