How to Install Ethernet Drivers Dell Inspiron N4010 on Ubuntu 10.04

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04-64 bit ( Lucid Lynx ) on my Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop. I’m unable to detect my wired ethernet. 😡

I tried searching for it extensively but I think I was unable to make sense out of the posts already present. I know this has something to do with the need to install the correct drivers. I Also posting the output of few popular commands which I’m sure I would be asked to execute.

Ok, base on this talks, finally i have the solution:

My ethernet hardware seems to be quite new and doesn’t have a driver built into Ubuntu as of yet. However, there’s a driver included in the compat-wireless stack that you can use (I have no idea why they included an ethernet driver in compat-wireless, but according to these emails, someone did).

To download, compile and install the driver, first go to and download the file named “compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2″ (you can’t download it in the terminal because of anti-hotlinking). Save it to your desktop. Then run these commands:

[code lang=”bash”]
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
cd ~/Desktop
tar -xjvf compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2
cd compat-wireless*
scripts/driver-select atl1c
sudo make install

Then reboot the Lucid. Hopefully your ethernet will work automatically after reboot; if not, run:
[code lang=”bash”]
sudo modprobe atl1c

And Yo !! Wired ethernet is now up n running !!