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September 24th, 2008, 10:20 AM

I am using the alpha version of intrepid, which worked fine so far. After updating this morning and restarting, my network connection does not work anymore.

sudo /etc/init.d/networking start


eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: no such device
SIOCSFADDR: No such device
Failed to bring up eth0.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanx.

September 24th, 2008, 10:33 AM

You should really be asking this in the Ibex forums, since they will know more about it I'm afraid.

But you could try seeing if it recognizes the hardware with a:

lshw -C network

Although I doubt it will have assigned it a logical name if you've already restarted networking.

September 24th, 2008, 10:42 AM
This gives:

*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: 82573E Gigabit Ethernet controller (Copper)
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

September 24th, 2008, 10:51 AM
This may help:


So the driver may well be disabled

September 24th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Thanks Pedro for this info. For other users: To make a long story short, the driver has been disabled in the latest kernel, because it can damage your hardware. Booting with an older Kernel is a workaround, but puts your hardware at risk. This solves this issue for me.

September 24th, 2008, 12:49 PM
And for anyone that would like to know more or experiencing this issue, here is the official bug report: