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Old 06-22-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Network device not found after lenny to squeeze upgrade


Hi,
I was upgrading my Lenny to Squeeze following this guide:
http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...rading.en.html
I did the minimal system upgrade, kernel and udev update (End of Sec 4.4.5)
Then I rebooted.

When my system came up, there was no network. Clicking on the network manager icon on the panel gives a message "No network devices have been found." I tried connecting a ethernet cable instead of wireless. But no change.

Here is the output of lspci and ifconfig

Code:
somesh@creativision:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HBM (ICH8M-E) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ba)
15:00.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)
Code:
somesh@creativision:~$ /sbin/ifconfig 
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:8064 (7.8 KiB)  TX bytes:8064 (7.8 KiB)
The network inteface file (/etc/netwrok/interface) is:
Code:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
Any idea what has gone wrong and how to resolve it?

My laptop is Thinkpad R61. I have recorded the upgrade process as recommended by the guide. If you feel that can be useful, I can post that here.

TIA,
 
Old 06-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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You should be able to edit the /etc/network/interface file and add the following (in a new block below the loopback)
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#This is the wired ethernet port
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Then restart the network interface as root, /etc/init.d/network restart. Hopefully that will get you a wired connection. Then maybe when the upgrade is complete, this will all resolve itself.
 
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
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You should be able to edit the /etc/network/interface file and add the following (in a new block below the loopback)
Code:
#This is the wired ethernet port
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Then restart the network interface as root, /etc/init.d/network restart. Hopefully that will get you a wired connection. Then maybe when the upgrade is complete, this will all resolve itself.
Thanks pljvaldez! That worked. And after the complete upgrade, everything is back to normal!
 
Old 06-23-2011, 10:26 AM   #4
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Glad to hear it! Please mark this thread as "Solved" under the Thread Tools menu at the top.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #5
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Network device not found after lenny to squeeze upgrade

i have the same problem, but in my case your solution is not worked.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 09:48 AM   #6
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i have the same problem, but in my case your solution is not worked.
Can you post your output of lspci, /sbin/ifconfig commands and contents of etc/network/interface file?

Thanks,
 
  


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