I think the package for older Atheros gigabit wired LAN chips would be kmod-atl1. There is also kmod-atl1c and kmod-atl1e. It would not hurt to install them all and let the system probe and match the chip to the driver. Then you can examine the log to see which one actually seized the card and un-install the other ones that are not necessary.
oops ya, sorry. not kmod but opkg. Those commands you gave are what I used in my ssh session, but failed to replicate in my post. Even using
opkg --force-depends kmod-at1lc
opkg --force-depends kmod-at1lc
Install a release build (18.06.2) first. Kmods and other packages for snapshot builds are not kept on the server for long. When running a snapshot build you have to also install all the packages you need on the same day.
Hmm... Well looks like I'm stuck for not fully understanding how things get screwy with forks... Sorry for wasting everyone's time, as this wouldn't even be the right forum to post such a question. For my friends, the version of open-wrt that I'm trying to use is in fact the latest x86 version of goldenorb found here....https://www.ofmodemsandmen.com/firmware.html.
Since goldenorb is open-wrt, with 4g modem capabilities, I thought this the forum to ask, especially since the rooter folks don't even have an official forum, but I suppose that's like asking an ubuntu question in the debian forums. But even then it won't work.. https://www.ofmodemsandmen.com/package.html
I simply used rufus to write out the x86 goldenorb disk image to a usb that I boot off it. Thus I don't really understand "snapshot"? As far as I knew, I was working with a disk image that once restored to a drive, was capable of upgrading etc, just like any official dd-wrt x86 build / supported linux distribution.
There are many to choose from.. squashfs verses rootfs verses ext4 verses others. If I wanted to use an official build to get my lan card working, which one? And then how hard would it be for me to add emm7455 4g modem drivers.. I assume if I can even get that far that I'll need to then script my own modem at commands as I wouldn't expect the dd-wrt user interface to have any of that.
Ddwrt has nothing to do with OpenWrt. Only come here if you're running official OpenWrt from downloads.openwrt.org.
Use either x86/generic for older Pentium 4 chips that are 32 bit only, or x86/64 if your chip supports 64 bit and there is more than 4GB of RAM.
The ext4 combined is like a desktop where you have one big filesystem that is completely read-write. The squashfs has a ROM section and a writeable overlay, as is common on smaller routers. The squashfs has options to "reset to default settings" and "upgrade and keep settings" which aren't possible with ext4.
"Snapshot" -- daily build from current master branch. Many of us run "official" snapshots on a daily basis, or ones that we build ourselves. Downside (and, arguably upside) is that packages have to "match" the build of the day.
"Release" -- Periodic "stable" builds -- Packages available "for a while" -- though 18.06 is getting to be close to a year old at this time and there are many improvements on master.
Note that, for all practical purposes, packages should never be "upgraded", but a new image and self-consistent set of packages flashed.
Though ROOTer may be based on OpenWrt, it is modified in ways that make its support the responsibility of that group.