eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags

eh eugen.hollrotter at
Sat Feb 23 11:15:53 UTC 2013


is there help for the problem with Ubuntu 10.04, doesn't have a  eth0
driver built in. 
The computer is: ASUS F75A-TY047 purchased February 2013 with no Windows
on and Bios access and no UEFI.

Linux nco 2.6.32-38-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 4 11:12:07 UTC 2012
GNU/Linux installed and running except eth0.
Other distros have the same problem, Knoppix, Debian, assume due to the 
same kernel.

02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176
(rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1091 (rev 10)

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Bind socket to interface: No such device
Failed to bring up eth0.

/etc/network$ sudo route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
nothing, no routing table

/etc/network$ sudo dmesg | grep eth0
/etc/network$ 			// in kernel messages no eth0, no eth1, no eth2

rocky at nco:~$ sudo ifup -a
[sudo] password for rocky: 
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit

The mentioned solution was with:"compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2" 
I found loads of articles about but failed to install the most likely

I appreciate all help to get it running.
Many thanks

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