Recently I installed Ubuntu on my Desktop. But I met with a difficulty after the installation, my ethernet card is not getting detected.
I searched the repositories and I didn’t get far with that.
Then I searched this in Ubuntu forums, and found a thread similar to my issue.
A solution mentioned there was to install compat-wireless package and enable the module in the kernel.
I downloaded the package from http://linuxwireless.org/download/ and compiled it.
sudo apt-get update
tar -xjvf compat-wireless-x.x.tar.bz2
sudo make install
sudo modprobe atl1c
and rebooted the machine. Voila!!!!! it worked and was able to connect to the internet.