DELL inspiron 14z can’t find fast internet card Atheros AR8162

29 10 2012


my Dell inspiron 14z-5423 Ultra-thin, ultra-responsive

3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3517U Processor
Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (English)
8GB 2 DIMM (4GB x2) DDR3 1600Mhz
Mobile Intel® 7 Series Express Chipset (HM77)
Intel® HD Graphics 4000  + AMD Radeon™ HD 7570M with 1GB GDDR5
14.0” HD Widescreen, 200-nit (1366×768) 720p
500GB3 hard drive
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0
– Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
– Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8162 Fast Ethernet

I try 6 version of Ubuntu but not complete! because when install Ubuntu can’t find Hard disk
this link can solve this problem
How I made Ubuntu Installer detect my SATA drive

  1. Boot Ubuntu from a Live CD or Live USB
  2. Open a Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type sudo su
  3. Type fdisk -l (note which device is your SATA drive)
  4. Type dmraid -E -r /dev/sdX
    (Replacing X with your actual device found in step 3)
  5. Confirm that yes, you wish to remove the dmraid information
  6. Return to the desktop and proceed to run the Ubuntu Installer

After Ubuntu 12.10 installed only wireless found

this link help me to solved
in short

(open terminal in Ubuntu)

rfkill list all

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
tar -xf compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc.tar.bz2
cd compat-wireless-3.5.1-1-snpc
./scripts/driver-select alx
sudo make install
sudo modprobe alx

that’s all



11 responses

3 11 2012
Yue Enoque Garner

hey guy, Can you help me with Intel® HD Graphics 4000 + AMD Radeon™ HD 7570M, after ubuntu 12.10 installed I Can’t use cause this graphics cards.

3 11 2012

your computer have graphic cards same as my computer.
Did you try Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version?
and is live Ubuntu CD work on your computer?

3 11 2012
Yue Enoque Garner

I installed, but got problems because it does not recognize the video card ATI video as installed or configured correctly

3 11 2012
Yue Enoque Garner

exactly the same configuration, the machine is equal.

My problem is with the video card ATI

4 11 2012

Oh i see, I think I have same problem with you.
if you can solve it please let me know.

4 11 2012

hi. i want dell 5423 and use ubuntu. you are us this notebook. are you happy this ultrabook ?

17 11 2012

my Dell 5423 inspiron 14z core i7 ultrabook with 500 GB HDD + 32 GB SATA
it design for Windows 7 OS if you use Windows 7 it will ultra fast boot.
when install Ubuntu beside Windows 7 it boot a bit slower than before but normal in Ubuntu
it work and well in Ubuntu 12.10

4 11 2012

finaly are you happy this ultrabook on ubuntu ?

5 11 2012

yes I’m happy
I try to install Ubuntu on Dell precision M2400 before but it have problem i can’t solve.
Ubuntu hot support nvidia graphic card you have to download driver from nvidia and plug external monitor when install Ubuntu.
Dell inspiron 14Z have dual HDD and dual graphic card. dual HDD design for super fast Windows 7 boot, it will slower when installed Ubuntu.
I use Windows but I like to try to use Ubuntu.

23 04 2013

hi enumpa,
did you have any problem with SSD HDD? My kubuntu doesn’t recognize it.

18 06 2013

SSD HDD 32Gb on inspiron Z14 was design for turbo boot in Windows 7
when I install Ubuntu as dual boot Win7 & Ubuntu it can’t be turbo boot anymore.
and yes Ubuntu can’t see this drive.

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