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Re: HP/Compaq NX5000 laptop Broadcom network card problem

On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 09:01:50PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> dmesg | grep b44
> right after boot. Does that turn up anything?

should see something, since it works intermittently. Though I'd rather use

% dmesg | egrep 'eth|b44|ndis'

so we see what ethx you have there, if b44 module tells something, and
if ndiswrapper or something else is grabbing the interface.

Try stressing the interface while looking at syslog, see if you get any msg
when the iface locks up, by eg ping flood (other local LAN node only!):

% ping -f <other-node_eg-adsl-router>

finally, install net-tools and try mii-tool / mii-diag for a low-level 
diagnotics (iirc B44 has MII).

> Maybe you just need a newer kernel.

yep, do this 1st, before banging your head against the wall any further ;)


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