Getting ClearOS to work with Atheros Communications AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)

ClearOS formally Clarkconnect based of Centos…

Start by enabling the Tim S repo

To install the repo first install the public key (yes all RPM’s will now be signed) :-)
rpm --import ftp://timburgess.net/RPM-GPG-KEY-TimB.txt

Then install the release RPM (by default the ‘timb’ and ‘timb-testing’ repo’s will be disabled)

wget ftp://timburgess.net/repo/clearos/5.2/os/timb-release-1-0.noarch.rpm
rpm -Kv timb-release-1-0.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh timb-release-1-0.noarch.rpm

ref http://www.clearfoundation.com/docs/howtos/adding_tim_s_repo

yum --enablerepo=timb install kmod-atl1e

ref http://www.clearfoundation.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,232/catid,28/func,view/id,24438/limit,10/limitstart,50/

last you need to edit the /etc/modprobe.conf
it need to contain an alias for every network card in my case I have a TP-link installed as well so

alias eth0 r8169
alias eth1 atl1e

if you fail to get this to work ifconfig -a will have a odd tmp interface.

4 thoughts on “Getting ClearOS to work with Atheros Communications AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)”

  1. Hi

    Having trouble with this – see the command output below. Any thoughts on what’s wrong? Thanks!

    [root@gateway ~]# yum –enablerepo=timb install kmod-atl1e
    Loading “protect-packages” plugin
    Loading “kmod” plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Parsing package install arguments
    Resolving Dependencies
    –> Running transaction check
    —> Package kmod-atl1e.i686 1:1.0.1.14-1.el5.elrepo set to be updated
    –> Processing Dependency: kernel(rhel5_net_core_ga) = 5aae342a66dcbcc14a7c1c001624f73a13620809 for package: kmod-atl1e
    –> Processing Dependency: kernel(rhel5_net_sched_ga) = 85d96cb2f432b540922c05edf889854d63884830 for package: kmod-atl1e
    –> Processing Dependency: kernel(rhel5_net_ethernet_ga) = 9c3c45aebe364e710f059016c591287b76553c11 for package: kmod-atl1e
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Missing Dependency: kernel(rhel5_net_core_ga) = 5aae342a66dcbcc14a7c1c001624f73a13620809 is needed by package kmod-atl1e
    Error: Missing Dependency: kernel(rhel5_net_sched_ga) = 85d96cb2f432b540922c05edf889854d63884830 is needed by package kmod-atl1e
    Error: Missing Dependency: kernel(rhel5_net_ethernet_ga) = 9c3c45aebe364e710f059016c591287b76553c11 is needed by package kmod-atl1e
    [root@gateway ~]#

  2. As you suggest, ifconfig reports some weird stuff (I previously had only eth0, eth1 and lo) :

    [root@gateway ~]# ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:F8:1F:D9:04
    inet addr:192.168.100.2 Bcast:192.168.100.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::200:f8ff:fe1f:d904/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:4628 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3704 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:4
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:2368416 (2.2 MiB) TX bytes:614461 (600.0 KiB)
    Interrupt:169 Base address:0×800

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:29:64:88:5D
    inet addr:192.168.1.1 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:29ff:fe64:885d/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:5220 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:5572 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1124854 (1.0 MiB) TX bytes:2342435 (2.2 MiB)
    Interrupt:225 Base address:0x2c00

    imq0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    NOARP MTU:16000 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:11000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    imq1 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    NOARP MTU:16000 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:11000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:10588 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:10588 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2622081 (2.5 MiB) TX bytes:2622081 (2.5 MiB)

    sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
    NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    [root@gateway ~]#

  3. In the end I wimped out and spent $15 on a LAN card that worked without any driver installation, so I didn’t follow through on this.

    Thanks for the help though!

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