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warjw
June 4th, 2009, 05:07 PM
I have just installed Ubuntu on my Dell laptop.
I do not see the "Wired Connection.." in Network settings. Only "Point to point conn..". Is it that my network adapter is not identified; why?

How to solve this?

Celauran
June 4th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Can you post the output of the following commands?


ifconfig
sudo lshw -C network

warjw
June 4th, 2009, 05:23 PM
rajitha@rajitha-laptop:~$ ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1664 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1664 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:83388 (81.4 KB) TX bytes:83388 (81.4 KB)

rajitha@rajitha-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for rajitha:
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

Celauran
June 4th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Looks like it might be a missing driver. As near I can tell, that card requires the e1000e driver. Try:


sudo lsmod | grep e1000

warjw
June 4th, 2009, 05:38 PM
it does not return anything.

Celauran
June 4th, 2009, 05:49 PM
You'll need to add the kernel module, though I'm not certain if you need the e1000 module or e1000e.

LewRockwell
June 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
I just had a Dell in that was built in early 2005 and it worked perfectly right out of the box. Wired LAN, wifi, interwebs, everything...wonder what happened with yours?

warjw
June 4th, 2009, 06:57 PM
This is a quite high spec machine (bought in 2009). Could it be that the Ubuntu doesnot come with the driver for GigEthernet.

Thanks Celauran (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=188172) for the advise.

Celauran
June 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Like I said, I'm pretty sure you just need to load the appropriate kernel module, I'm just not certain which one it is; either e1000 or e1000e. Googling the card name might help.