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Re: Compaq F750US AMD64 Debian4.0 - Fails at Ethernet "8139too"

On Tue, 2008-03-25 at 01:38 +0100, Paolo wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 07:38:11PM -0400, APBulletins wrote:
> > 
> >    When it gets to trying to find my Ethernet device - to which I have an
> >    active plug connected - I get "No Ethernet card was detected."
> pls post output from:
> $ lspci

I've google a little bit. That model **seems** to have an Ethernet card
from NVidia. If that's correct, your "lspci -nn" output include a line
like :
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)

The device 10de:054c is handled by the "forcedeth" module, available in
kernel 2.6.22 and above.

Since Debian/Stable 4.0r3 (Etch) is shipping a 2.6.18 kernel, It can't
handle that Ethernet card.
The next point release (4.0r4) should include an updated kernel (I think
it's due in a few month).
Until then you can either :

* Install Debian Etch 4.0r3 with CD, then manually download the
linux-image-2.6.24 kernel on another computer, copy it on a USB key,
then install it. [recommended]

* Install Debian/Testing  [not recommended]


> $ lsmod
> >    When I scroll the list and choose "8139too: RealTek RTL-8139 Fast
> so you know you (should) have an 8139?
> >    Ethernet", the screen just keeps refreshing to the list of Ethernet
> >    cards.
> perhaps defective CDD/DVD - unlikely such basic modules are scattered on
> -- 
> paolo

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