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The original vendor driver is included in Debian Linux kernel images for the [[DebianWheezy|Debian 7 "Wheezy"]] release (DebianBug:699129). A minimal version is part of the Linux kernel since Linux 3.10.<<FootNote([[http://git.kernel.org/linus/ab69bde6b2e9c37456eeb0051a185446336aef9f|"alx: add a simple AR816x/AR817x device driver" - kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git - Linux kernel source tree]])>> The original vendor driver is included in Debian Linux kernel images for the [[DebianWheezy|Debian 7 "Wheezy"]] release (DebianBug:699129). A minimal version is part of the Linux kernel since Linux 3.10.<<FootNote([[http://git.kernel.org/linus/ab69bde6b2e9c37456eeb0051a185446336aef9f|"alx: add a simple AR816x/AR817x device driver" - kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git - Linux kernel source tree]])>> 
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=== Debian 8 "Jessie" ===

This release has full support for the AR8161, AR8162, QCA8171, QCA8172 and "Killer E2200" Ethernet controllers.
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The Debian 7 "Wheezy" release has [[#supported-wheezy|initial support]] for the AR8161 and AR8162 Ethernet controllers. This release has initial support for the AR8161 and AR8162 Ethernet controllers.
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# aptitude update
# aptitude -t wheezy-backports install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')
# apt-get update
# apt-get -t wheezy-backports install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')
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=== Debian 7 "Wheezy" ===

The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo alx}}} in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.65-1+deb7u1) kernel images.
## lists generated with: http://www.klabs.be/~fpiat/linux/hardware/modinfo-devnames/
 ~- {{{
PCI: 1969:1090 Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet
PCI: 1969:1091 Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
}}} -~

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=== Debian Jessie (testing), wheezy-backports ===

The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo alx}}} in Debian 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt4-3) kernel images.
The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo alx}}} in Debian 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1) kernel images.

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Qualcomm Atheros AR8161, AR8162, QCA8171, QCA8172 Ethernet controllers

This page describes how to enable support for specific Qualcomm Atheros Ethernet controllers on Debian systems.

alx is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 and QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet controllers, and the AR8162 and QCA8172 Fast Ethernet controllers. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

The original vendor driver is included in Debian Linux kernel images for the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release (699129). A minimal version is part of the Linux kernel since Linux 3.10.1

Installation

Debian 8 "Jessie"

This release has full support for the AR8161, AR8162, QCA8171, QCA8172 and "Killer E2200" Ethernet controllers.

Debian 7 "Wheezy"

AR8161, AR8162

This release has initial support for the AR8161 and AR8162 Ethernet controllers.

QCA8171, QCA8172, Killer E2200

Support for QCA8171, QCA8172 and "Killer E2200" devices can be provided using later Linux kernel packages available via wheezy-backports:

  1. Add Debian Backports sources to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

    # Backported packages for Debian 7 "Wheezy"
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports main
  2. Update the list of available packages and install the appropriate backported Linux kernel packages:

    # apt-get update
    # apt-get -t wheezy-backports install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')
  3. Restart your system and boot with the newly installed kernel. The alx kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  4. Configure your network interface, see NetworkConfiguration.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo alx in Debian 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1) kernel images.

  • PCI: 1969:1090 Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet
    PCI: 1969:1091 Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
    PCI: 1969:10A0 Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet
    PCI: 1969:10A1 Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet
    PCI: 1969:E091 Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller

See Also


CategoryHardware