Ubuntu (Dapper), IBM T30 and "unauthorized network card"
Michael R. Head
burner at suppressingfire.org
Tue Sep 12 21:53:59 UTC 2006
On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 16:23 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
> Hi there.
> I just installed Dapper 6.06.1 from scratch on my Thinkpad T30.
I have the same model laptop which had been running 6.06 for a while
(now running Edgy).
> Everything went swimmingly, until I rebooted. On reboot, before even
> GRUB appeared, the laptop beeped twice and this message appeared:
> 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the
> miniPCI network card
Fortunately, for me, I've never seen this...
> What?!?! The card is the original supplied-with-the-machine card. This
> happened immediately after installing Ubuntu. The whole machine,
> including wireless interface, was working fine immediately before the
Was it working fine just with Windows, or with any other distributions
of Linux? Did it work fine with the Ubuntu Desktop CD in Live CD mode?
> Looking around on the web shows several ways to get around this problem,
> but none are simple (except, obviously, removing the miniPCI card).
> Just in case it was some kind of weird internal state, I powered the
> laptop off and removed the battery for five minutes before trying
> another boot. Nope, same message.
Another thing might be to go into the laptop's BIOS (press F1 when the
IBM logo comes up) and diddle with the security settings.
> So two big questions:
> - has any one seen this happen before with Ubuntu?
> - are there any straightforward solutions?
Again, I haven't seen it, but I'm hopeful we can find a solution!
> And obviously if this WAS caused by the Dapper install (some kind of
> hardware probe perhaps?), it needs to be fixed pronto!
> regards, K.
> Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au) +61-2-64957160 (h)
> http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/ +61-428-957160 (mob)
Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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