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Thread: Dell Network Card Problem

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Cool Dell Network Card Problem

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Williams Lake
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Dell Network Card Problem

    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Re: Dell Network Card Problem

    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.

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