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Re: NIC not dectected - broadcom 59xx


On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 04:57 -0700, janskey wrote:
> I'm having problem installing debian 4 on my dell inspiron 1420,
> because it can't find my interface from fresh install. 
> NIC details: broadcom 59xx - netlink fast ethernet

You should "lspci -nn" to get the PCI id[1].

Then you can search for the device in the page [2] to find the module
that handle your PCI card (under DebianUnstable's 2.6.25).

Then use "modinfo MODULENAME" to see if Etch supports it too.


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI
[2] http://wiki.debian.org/DeviceDatabase/PCI

According to http://bugs.debian.org/469727, the 1420 seems to have a
"NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1713]" NIC.
This NIC doesn't seems to be handled by DebianEtch's 2.6.18 (see
"modinfo tg3").
If it's your case too, you might want to test:
Then submit an Installation report :

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