How to install new Intel Ethernet driver

Posted by Alex Farber on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by Alex Farber
Published on 2014-06-12T07:22:17Z Indexed on 2014/06/12 9:41 UTC
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Ubuntu 12.04 x64 doesn't recognize newest Intel Ethernet adapter on my desktop (Intel Ethernet Connection i217-V). I downloaded required driver from Intel and compiled it using make. Now I have:

[email protected]:~$ find / -name 'e1000e.ko' 2>/dev/null
/home/alex/Documents/IntelEthernetDriver/e1000e-3.0.4/src/e1000e.ko
/lib/modules/3.2.0-64-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/e1000e.ko

The first line is new driver compiled from Intel sources. The second line is probably existing driver from Ubuntu distribution, which doesn't recognize new Ethernet adapter. How can I apply the new driver instead of existing one?

Any other solution is welcome. For now, I cannot upgrade to latest Ubuntu release, because I use some third-party products.

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