Ubuntu – Trouble Installing 12.10 on a GA-990FXA-UD3 Base Machine: Network and USB Don’t Work


I've spent two days pulling my hair out trying to get Ubuntu to install correctly on a new machine I built using a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard.

Ubuntu seems to install fine, however, neither the network nor USB 3.0 drivers work out of the box. The board has a Realtek 8111E chip and to fix the network I've been trying to download and install the Realtek r8168-8.035.00 driver. I was able to get the driver on to the machine by swapping out the mouse, keyboard and USB stick from the two working USB 2.0 ports. However, it won't compile. I get the following error:

Build the module and install
make: *** /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.

I found a thread from a failed upgrade that suggests you can solve this by using apt-get to reinstall the kernel package. So I downloaded the kernel package from a net capable laptop, moved it over to the machine on a USB drive and reinstalled it. That fixed the compile error and the driver seemed to install fine from there.

But still no dice connecting to the net after install.

I haven't even started trying to tackle the USB controller drivers. Has anyone had any success getting Ubuntu to play nice with this Mobo? What did you have to do?

Best Answer

Go to your Bios suppr or del when you turn on your computer, and when in Bios look for "network stack" and set it to "enable."

Also look for "iommu controller" and set it to "enable."

Press f10 to save and reset.

Maybe go on to the Realtek web site and download Linux drivers:


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