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May 10th, 2009, 05:30 AM
I am having a problem getting my Dell Optiplex 4500 network card working.

I installed Ubuntu Jaunty using the Wubi installer. I don't know if is contributing to the problem, but there it is.

When it boots and I click on the Network Manager, it shows auto eth0 disabled. I have tried everything I can think of to get it working. (I'm mostly a Windows person, with some AIX and Solaris background.)

The network card works perfectly within Windows, so there shouldn't be any defective hardware. I am really perplexed, as I expected a generic network card to be configured out of the box.

Any ideas what might be wrong?

Perplexed at paiged dot fea dot st

May 10th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Could you open an Applicatioons-->Accessories-->Terminal and type:

sudo lshw -C network > network.txt

the above command will pipe all the details of your network card to a text file that you can easily copy to your windows partition. Could you paste the oputput from the command in your next post.

May 10th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Here is the output

*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:c0:a8:7f:bd:75
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 42:a3:ca:96:72:26
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

It seem strange that it won't work. Realtek is a very common piece of hardware.