Where is my Ethernet Card? problems at 64Studio installation

  • ermo
Posted: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 20:59
Hey guys! The installer of my new Studio had a problem to find my Ethernet Card. Now I'm not able to build up a conection. The Ubuntu64, which I'm using, too, is able to find it. lspci says: "10:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 1713 (rev 02)" , but it works. So how can I make my card running under 64Studio ?!? PS: And i don't have a graphical interface either. I must download the xorg-driver-fglrx first. But that's very difficult without any conection. ;-) Please help me, I'm pretty new to Linux And please excuse my English, I'm from Germany.... Thanks by now Max aka ermo


  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Thu, 02/14/2008 - 16:39
Glad you got it going casionova (great nick!), but that is strange. Realtek 8139 cards are a very old chipset that has been well supported in Linux for many years.

Found a solution that works for me

  • casionova
  • 02/14/08
  • Thu, 02/14/2008 - 08:02
I've been tearing out hair all day over this one. Found a solution on a debian forum.(My problem was exactly yhe sam as OP and alexf) Apparently the module for my network card doesnt load automatically for that kernel. I have a realtek that uses the 8139 module. The fix was appending acpi=off pci=routeirq to the kernel boot line in grub. Hope that works. (and I guess anyday now the new .iso will appear and this will no longer be a problem)


  • alexf
  • 01/05/08
  • Tue, 01/08/2008 - 01:22
Hi. Seem to have the same problem. I'm on a LAN network behind a router, think I have configured DHCP correctly but don't get an Ip assigned (restarting the router, and my own PC doesn't help).

Max, that broadcom device

  • baxter
  • 09/30/07
  • Sun, 09/30/2007 - 05:22
Max, that broadcom device could be using the tigon3 driver (tg3). Several broadcom devices including the ubuntu-preloaded dell 1420's use a new broadcom chipset that requires the tigon3 driver found in the 2.6.22 series kernel or better. For 7.04 I believe ubuntu offers its own module update.


  • thisllub
  • 08/04/07
  • Sat, 09/22/2007 - 04:33
Don't plug two cards into the same network. Try one card only If that fails post the contents of your /etc/network/interfaces file. If there is no DHCP server you will need to configure a static IP address. Mine is simple - for DHCP # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp

I think your connection is

  • deadgobby
  • 09/01/07
  • Wed, 09/05/2007 - 03:11
I think your connection is haven problems getting behind the proxy sever. It is common and does happen from time to time. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83401 http://tinyurl.com/25stbr

Try dhclient for DHCP problems

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Tue, 09/04/2007 - 15:11
Hi GD, To debug a problem with DHCP, try the dhclient command, as root - for example: # dhclient eth0 It should tell you if it gets a lease or not. You shouldn't need to restart the machine for this.


  • Gajus
  • 09/04/07
  • Wed, 09/05/2007 - 15:41
Hi Daniel, thanks for you reaction. Trying "dhclient eth0" I get the following result: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Function not implemented. Listening on LPF/eth0/My_Mac_Adress Sending on LPF/eth0/My_Mac_Adress Sending on Socket/Fallback receive_packet failed ont eth0: Network is down. DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 3 .. .. .. DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 17 Send packed: Network is down No DHCPOFFERS received. No working leases in database - sleeping. I also failed to mention in my previous post that I DO get an internet connection with 64Studio Live cd. I also asked my network admin if he could detect any activity from my pc on the network, this was only the case either when I started up 64Studio, or run the command dhclient eth0, I'm nor sure which.

Which kernel module are you using?

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Tue, 09/04/2007 - 15:07
Hi Max - on the Ubuntu box, which kernel module is loaded for ethernet support? The lsmod command should tell you, please check if 64 Studio is loading the same module.

Ethernet Card

  • Gajus
  • 09/04/07
  • Tue, 09/04/2007 - 14:06
Hi. Seem to have the same problem. I'm on a LAN network behind a router, think I have configured DHCP correctly but don't get an Ip assigned (restarting the router, and my own PC doesn't help). I have 2 ethernetcards, 1 nvidia onboard on a ASUS m2npv-vm, and 1 SMC ethernet-card with (driver 8139too), both fail to connect to the LAN. Tried several things, only once resulting in a ping to localhost.. ifconfig returns some standard table with all values 0.0....., except for localhost, routing table is entirely empty. Have checked the installed kernel modules and 8139too is listed there though i'm not sure it is linked to eth0 (disabled the onboard in the bios for now). I'm new to linux, installed 64studio about 2 weeks ago and at this stage have no idea what else to do. Hope somebody has a suggestion, Thanks GD.