Compaq Presario Realtek RTL8139 not working

Peter Sabaini peter at
Mon Jun 15 08:44:38 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 21:24 -0400, Jay Daniels wrote:
> Tried both 8.04 and Jaunty but neither work with this Realtek network 
> card on this Compaq Presario.

More info is needed...

* What kind of Presario is this?

* Could you post the output of running "lspci -vv" in a shell?

* RTL8139 should use either module 8139cp or 8139too. Are they loaded?
What happens (last lines of output of dmesg) if you run "modprobe
8139too" or "modprobe 8139cp" as root?

> I look at all network settings and for all intent and purpose the 
> network should be working, but it's not.  No connection wired or 
> otherwise.  Install XP and everything works.
> Anyone have a problem with this integrated network device?  It seems to 
> be supported but Ubuntu even list the correct name and number.
> Help save my kids computer from XP!
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