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Re: [opensuse] Installing an NIC driver
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 11:42:54 +0200
  • Message-id: <200910091142.54586.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 10:17:20 on Friday Friday 09 October 2009, Per Jessen
<per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Stan Goodman wrote:
At 03:31:36 on Friday Friday 09 October 2009, "David C. Rankin"

<drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't know if this will help, but 'lspci -vv' might disclose more
details.

I've done so. It's quite long, but if you want me to send it, I will.

It contains no mention of an Ethernet card, or the numbers 8168 oe
8169

Then you need to start by actually plugging in the NIC :-)
If there is network controller in your PC and it's not listed by lspci,
your problem is not in the driver.

There is some confusing nomenclature in hwinfo, as I have mentioned: The
list DOES list a Network Controller, but that turns out to be the
wireless card. In the initial run of hwinfo (yesterday), the RTL device
is called the Ethernet Controller. It was in yestereday's run of hwinfo,
but not in todays. Last evening I mentioned the sudden appearance of
the "No hwinfo" in the description of the card in Network Settings.

Perhaps start with just the output of 'lspci' - that ought to be no
more than 10 lines or so.

Here is the output of lspci, a bit longer than ten lines:

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory
Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series
Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI
Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio
Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express
Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express
Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express
Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express
Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express
Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI
Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI
Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev
03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller
(rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller
(rev 03)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev
01)
0f:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e822 (rev 01)
0f:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e230 (rev 01)
0f:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Device e832 (rev 01)
#

Here too, as you can see in the fourth line from the bottom, "Network
Controller" means "wireless card". The Ethernet Controller (which I, and
aparently everone else, would call "Network Controller" appears nowhere.

In another message in this thread I pointed out that the Ether

I agree that this seems to have become a hardware problem. As the machine
is newly bought, I think it would be better to wait for after the weekend
and Sunday (which happens to be a holiday), and let the vendor's
technician check the card.




/Per

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