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Old 10-07-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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No network connection seen with Toshiba Satellite and Ubuntu 9.10

Hi all. Been about 2 yrs since I've used Linux. I have a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5214 about 6 months old. Simply can't see an ethernet connection. Winblows works fine. Network tools only shows loopback. IFconfig can't seem to see anything. Any help? Or ideas? Laptop on a wireD connection.

Ubuntu 9.10
Gnome 2.28.1
kernel 2.6.31-14

thanks for the help ...... please respond here or to
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Ubuntu 9.10 reached end of life a year and a half ago. I searched the Ubuntu site and documentation for 9.10 is hard to find.

It shouldn't be too different from 8.04, for which documentation is still available:

It's possible that, if the computer is only six months old, the networking devices are too new for Ubuntu 9.10. Try running the command lspci in a terminal and seeing whether it reports the network devices. You might also try a Live CD of something much more recent to test whether the networking is detected.

Let us know what you find.
Old 10-08-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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Thanks Frank ....

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

q@q:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0104 (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0106 (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e31 (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e3a (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e2d (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 1e20 (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e10 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e12 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e26 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e59 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e03 (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 1e22 (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1090 (rev 10)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (rev 01)

I have a live CD somewhere. Will have to find it.


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