Bug 447153 - BAD: can not find NIC card [NEEDINFO]
Summary: BAD: can not find NIC card
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://all
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-18 10:56 UTC by steve wright
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:23:20 UTC
jmoskovc: needinfo? (smbjwright)

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Description steve wright 2008-05-18 10:56:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
I just upgraded from FC8 to FC9, the following are no longer working:
1. device manager can not find my NIC card.  Device manager will list the card but when choosing "probe" it reports that it can not find them
2. Evolution is gone - this is really bad.
3. Desktop date is a day behind, even after changing it.
There may be more.
I am sure that you understand the implicaitons.
I am using a Dell Latitude D610, under FC8 everything worked.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
included with FC9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.See above

Actual Results:
Firefox: can't find any URLs

Expected Results:

Additional info:
I down loaded the ISO to a 4g thumb dirve on this Dell Latitude D610 running FC8, and buned it to DVD on my Ubuntu system.  When I ran the upgrade I pluged in D-Link PCMCIA wireless adapter hoping to be FC9 would find and set it up.  Now I have no working NIC device.  I tried to activiate ET0 in device manager, but that failed.  In the configuration screens device manager finds it but then using Probe is fails.

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-05-18 12:57:02 UTC
-> system-config-network

When you say Device Manager, I think you mean the window with "Network
Configuration" as the title, right?

Comment 2 steve wright 2008-05-18 22:10:06 UTC
I have done a bit of looking around.
cat /etc/networks reveales
do those look like good ip addresses, the local-link means nothing to me and
connedts to nothing, I have a Verison Westell DSL modem that has the local IP of, I do not know what IP it uses for the out side world
Network window:
Applications/Internet/Network Device Control, the the Network Device Control
window comes up, I choose to edit eth0, choose to activate it, and get the error
window "tg3 device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization".

I am ok with VI, is there a file I need to edit?
Thank you.
Steve Wright

Comment 3 steve wright 2008-05-20 01:16:51 UTC
I think that I just ended up with a corrupt copy of FC9.
I think that the real question is how do I replace a corrupt FC9 with a clean one?
Here is most, I hope, of what is broken:
1. can't find the NIC card
2. cant finde the sound system
3. Evolution is gone - this really hurts
4. Can't oerate the wireless card, so I took it out, PCMCIA
5. Trash Can does not work
6.  There is an error on ctrl+alt+f8,: "modprobe: FATAL: could not load
/lib/modules/2 no such file or directory"
7.  X displays on ctrl+alt+F7, I thought that it was supposed to be F6
8. Can't find printer connected to local USB port

On the other hand it has a real quick Shut down, and boot up.
I think that most of the other apps work, 

Comment 4 Jiri Moskovcak 2008-11-28 15:56:22 UTC
Looks like more than just one bug. Does this still happen?

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