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I installed Ubuntu Breezy about three weeks ago. The network works perfectly at the beginning. Then, last week suddenly my network does not work anymore on Linux, though it works on Windows.
I tried to figure out what was the problem but unsuccessful. In fact, this is my first time installing Linux on a machine (mine is Thinkpad Z60t) and I really have no idea how to do all those configurations, setups, troubleshooting, etc. So, I really hope that someone could help me to solve this problem.
These are some of the outputs of some commands (type, not cut & paste):
These messages came out when I do "dhclient eth0".
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Listening on LPF/eth0/<MAC address>
Sending on LPF/etho/<MAC address>
Sending on Socket/fallback
receive_packet failed on eth0: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
send_packet: Network is down
yes tg3 is the proper driver for it but to me it seems as if it isnt working properly, otherwise you would be able to 'eth0 up'. sorry im out of ideas.. any google.com/linux or lq.org searches yield any results?
it shouldnt be hardware failure, since you said you can use it fine in windows.
the normal procedure for setting up a connection to your network or the internet is: load the module for the NIC and do 'ifconfig ethX up'. if you use DHCP or a router then there will be other configuration for that, or if you use PPPoE.
the errors you showed seem to tell me that the driver is not working properly or it is not for the device installed. i would double check the name of the hardware, make sure again it works fine in windows, and try loading/unloading possible candidates for modules. ie search on lq.org or google.com/linux or wherever for your NIC and see what others have used for the driver for this.
I know this thread is pretty much dead but I noticed the xen "virtualizer" does not work with bc440x drivers. I installed it by accident on my system and it was causing the same exact error you had listed.