wired Etheret not detectd

stan stanb at panix.com
Mon Dec 24 14:50:39 UTC 2012

My long suffering laptop died, so I went and bought a cheap ASUS, and
installed 12.10 on it. Everything "just worked", including the wireless

Then I wanted to plug in the hardwired Ethernet connection, only to find out
it was not listed in an ifconfig -a. This is the first time in years that I
have seen hardwired Ethernet connection not "just work. 

Any suggestions as to what I need to do to make this work?

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