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Re: [opensuse] Installing an NIC driver
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 12:26:46 +0200
  • Message-id: <han356$781$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Stan Goodman wrote:

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.

[snip]
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:

Well, yeah - these modern machines have lots of stuff ... :-)

# lspci
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
(rev 01)

Okay, that's your wireless NIC.

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.

Which is a really strong indication that it isn't actually present or
properly connected/plugged into your system. Until the PCI* bus can
talk to the device, there's nothing else anyone can do. I was going to
suggest wiggling the card, make sure it really is seated properly, but
then I realized your 'Vostro 1510' is a laptop ...

Is there any possibility that the on-board NIC has been disabled
(somehow)? Does the laptop (somehow) switch between the two NICs
itself?


/Per


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Per Jessen, Zürich (16.6°C)

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