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.
Then you can search for the device in the page  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.
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
If it's your case too, you might want to test:
Then submit an Installation report :