Wired connection with 12.04 and Dell 1545
I know there's a fair bit of info on this problem and I think I'm part way to solving it but I still can't get a stable wired internet connection on a Dell 1545 laptop on which I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.
It is equipped with:-
Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E [11ab:4354] rev3
I've installed (I hope) the Marvell Kernel 2.6X Linux driver package and I can get a brief wired connection but it's no more than a few seconds before it stops. I can see a huge update waiting and I want to get the wireless adaptor working but until I get the wired connection going I'm stuck!
Phenom II 955 Black AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache, Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3, 8Gb RAM, Gigabyte GeForce 8400GS, 2 * Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB Hard Drives - 1st drive partitioned for Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 - both 64bit, 2nd as storage.