Inspiron 1525 - no ethernet connection

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Fri Feb 29 19:01:15 UTC 2008

Earl Violet wrote:
> --- Nigel Ridley <nigel at> wrote:
>> I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 1225 and installed 7.10 on it.
>> I had to start the installation again, without any network
>> configuration as it hung on 
>> 'scanning mirrors'.
>> After the second [successful] install I configured eth0 with a
>> static IP address (like all 
>> our computers on our home network) but, although there is a green
>> light on the eth0 
>> connector when the cable is plugged in and the network mamager says
>> everything is working, 
>> I can't even ping our gateway, let alone get onto the internet.
>> Is there a known issue with the Dell ethernet 'card' on the
>> Inspiron 1525? If so how do I 
>> fix it?
> Did you use the official Ubuntu or the Dell install media?  It might
> help to get the Dell media from the Dell website.

I first installed Kubuntu 7.10; then the official ubuntu-dell iso (which gives a 'default 
factory install' - Ubuntu is definitely not as nice as Kubuntu) and then I tried the 
latest Kubuntu 8.04 alpha 5 (live CD) which does configure the ethernet card properly.
So now I am burning the 8.04 alpha 5 alternate iso and will install that tonight.

Is the alpha release usable?



> You might try DHCP to see if that works although that shouldn't be a
> problem.
> Earl
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