Re: network devices have vanished on Dell D600
On Tue, 09 Aug 2011 14:00:25 -0400, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> Hello. I have a Dell Latitude D600. I successfully installed Debian and
> the firmware for the two network devices on the laptop, those being a
> Broadcom NetXtreme ethernet card (using firmware tg3) and an Intel
> PRO/Wireless Network Connection (using firmware ipw2100). This was
> working fine. However, this morning I find that the laptop is not seeing
> either of these devices.
> Aug 8 12:10:07 debian kernel: [ 248.471844] tg3: eth0: No firmware running.
That seems to point to the problem. It cannot read/get the firmware.
> Aug 8 12:10:42 debian kernel: [ 6.614257] udev: renamed network interface eth0 to eth1
Then it renames the interface...
> Aug 9 11:19:21 debian kernel: [ 6.512468] ipw2100: eth0: ipw2100_verify failed: -5
> Aug 9 11:19:21 debian kernel: [ 6.512850] ipw2100: eth0: Failed to power on the adapter.
> Aug 9 11:19:21 debian kernel: [ 6.512880] ipw2100: eth0: Failed to start the firmware.
And here seems to fail also. How weird :-?
Have you tried to reload both modules? I.e.:
modprobe -r tg3 && modprobe tg3
modprobe -r ipw2100 && modprobe ipw2100
(do not do this if you are connected remotely via ssh and be careful, this
can lead to a computer hang, so be prepared...)