[xubuntu-users] Cannot detect any network cards

Michael Schemer Ii mschemerii at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 19:46:26 UTC 2008


In the BIOS, there is not a "Disable PCI slots" option is there? Also,  
look for install OS option and make sure it is "Other".

Michael

On Dec 24, 2008, at 2:25 PM, motobiker91 at aim.com wrote:

> Okay so I did a fresh install of xubuntu 8.04.1 onto an old dell
> dimension 4500 and everything works great except for the internet,  
> when
> I go into network manager you can't create any new connections and  
> when
> I tried sudo dhclient eth0 it gives an error stating eth0 was not a
> device found
>
> I also get these errors at boot:
> [ 10.585771] PCI: device 0000:02:00.0 has unknown header type 08,
> ignoring.
> [ 10.585906] PCI: device 0000:02:02.0 has unknown header type 08,
> ignoring.
> [ 10.585983] PCI: device 0000:02:0c.0 has unknown header type 08,
> ignoring.
>
> I have 4 ethernet cards attached in the pci lots two cnet 200wls and
> one netgear card 311(this one I know is supported its, in the  
> supported
> hardware list), and one SMB card. as far as i can tell all of them are
> not detected. I would be happy if we could get any of them detected  
> and
> then connected to the internet. Also as far as I remember they worked
> on windows
>
>
> here are some test results:
>
> ifconfig -a
> lo Link encap:Local Loopback
> inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
> inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
> UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
> RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
> RX bytes:200 (200.0 B) TX bytes:200 (200.0 B)
>
>
> lspci
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset
> Host Bridge (rev 11)
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset  
> AGP
> Bridge (rev 11)
> 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
> 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
> 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
> 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M)
> USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
> 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC
> Interface Bridge (rev 01)
> 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller
> (rev 01)
> 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
> SMBus Controller (rev 01)
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4  
> MX
> 420] (rev a3)
>
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
>
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