HP Compaq 6200 Pro MT desktop machine. I installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS server edition. The installer said that it could not detect the network hardware, despite an ethernet cable being plugged in and a link light showing; I tested the cable/connection/node on another machine and it works. I completed the installation, but Ubuntu does not detect the ethernet card. lspci shows the card, but reports <access denied> for some of the specifications.

I booted off a CrunchBang Linux (Debian-based) live USB and it detects the network card and I get an IP address.

Rebooted into Ubuntu server -- no network connectivity on the ethernet card.


Update: Installed Debian 6.0.3 (CD1) from USB. It detected the network card during installation and configured the network. I rebooted into Debian and network was working; the machine has an IP address.

  • well you already found out that you can use lspci to find out which networking card it is - please let us know as well :-) – Michael K Nov 30 '11 at 11:57
  • Ethernet controller: Inter Corporation Device 1502 (rev 04); Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1497 – SabreWolfy Nov 30 '11 at 12:04
  • Debian install also shows access denied as the Ubuntu one did, but provides more information about the NIC. It's an Intel 82579LM using kernel driver e1000e. – SabreWolfy Nov 30 '11 at 13:03

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS does not support the Intel 82579LM NIC as detailed here; instructions on downloading and installing the driver are provided there too. An expired bug report on this issue is here.

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