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OpenBSD 4.7 and 4.8 on Lenovo G555 update - bringing alc0 to life

Oct 12, 2010, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Rosenberg)

"While some users of the Lenovo G555 laptop and its Atheros AR8132 Ethernet interface report no trouble with networking in OpenBSD using the alc driver (courtesy of FreeBSD) that made its debut in version 4.7 of the operating system, that wasn't the case for me.

"The wired Ethernet interface shows up in the dmesg as alc0 but doesn't "light up."

"I've since determined with the jggimi live CD of OpenBSD 4.7 and an install on a 4 GB USB flash drive of OpenBSD 4.8 from snapshots that I must specify the media type to make the interface "light up" and go from "no carrier" to ... carrier, I suppose you call it."

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