Re: Using an AX88772-based USB Ethernet device
> email@example.com wrote:
>>> On 03/21/2013 05:32 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>>> When I researched this purchase I thought I read that AX88772-based
>>>> ethernet devices were supported by Debian, but when I attach the
>>>> my laptop nothing shows up in lsusb, nor does any auto-configuration
>>>> to take place.
>>> if its not shown in LSUSB, then look at dmesg, what the kernel returns
>> Sorry, it turns out the issue was that I'd disabled my USB ports in the
>> BIOS. Man I hate it when I miss something simple like that?
>> Ok, it shows up in lsusb now as follows:
>> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0b95:7720 ASIX Electronics Corp. AX88772
>> It doesn't show up in ifconfig though. I just see my built-in Gb NIC
>> (eth0) and the loopback. What step am I missing now?
> on a terminal, enter "dmesg" it will show you the kernel output, and the
> output will tell whats going on.
> maybe some firmware is missing?
Ah, it turns out Debian defaults to turning off the interface when first
connected. Dmesg showed the device was recognised fine and assigned
"eth1", "ifconfig -a" revealed it was recognised but off, so I did
"ifconfig eth1 up" and now it's displayed in "ifconfig".
Thanks for the help. Sorry it was such a banal issue :)