13.1-32-how to getmy inspiron1525 nic card to work(enp9s0

hello list !thanks to a lot of previous help here,i got the broadcom wifi working solidly. the enp9s0 connects intermittently, but iwould like to know how to configure it also. i thought quickswitch might hold it’s configuration,but qs seems to be void of 13.1.

so skipping quickswitch,how should i proceedto activate this dell nic?heboland

could’t type a left paren! heboland!

Are you using NetworkManager (or traditional ifup method)? Check via YaST >> Network Devices >> Network Settings >> Global Options

You might want to tell us more about your network hardware

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Don’t forget to enclose the output within

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On Mon 04 Aug 2014 10:46:01 PM CDT, deano ferrari wrote:

You might want to tell us more about your network hardware

Code:

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Don’t forget to enclose the output within
Code:

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Hi
If it’s like the DELL Inspiron 1545, I use the broadcom-wl packman
package…


/sbin/lspci -nnk |grep -A2 Network

0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4353] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card [1028:000e]
Kernel driver in use: wl


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Password: 
root[511] /sbin/lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2847] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
    Kernel modules: lpc_ich
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    Kernel modules: ata_piix, pata_acpi, ata_generic
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:2829] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    Kernel modules: i2c_i801
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    Kernel modules: firewire_ohci
02:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    Kernel modules: sdhci_pci
02:09.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: r592
    Kernel modules: r592
02:09.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: r852
    Kernel modules: r852
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 12)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: sky2
    Kernel modules: sky2
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000b]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb
root[512] 


thanks for your responsedeano_ferrari!it would be wonderful to get this working, altho the wifi works already. i have been using netwk manager to control the wifi. heboland,

Your wired and wireless network devices reported (with associated drivers) as follows

09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 12)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:022f]
    Kernel driver in use: sky2
    Kernel modules: sky2
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000b]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb

and I note you mentioned

the enp9s0 connects intermittently, but iwould like to know how to configure it also.

Can you be more specific about why you think it is working intermittently? Faulty cabling perhaps? For a simple DHCP connection, no configuration should be required.

A simple test is to check that the NIC is negotiating consistently each time it is plugged in

/usr/sbin/ethtool enp9s0

Is it connecting at the expected data rate and full-duplex?

Another diagnostic step you could take is to open a terminal and capture NM log messages

sudo tail -f /var/log/NetworkManager

then plug in the wired ethernet and observe the output. Anything unusual?

FWIW, google seems to generates lots of hits concerning the ‘sky2’ driver and ‘Marvell’ hardware. Might be worth searching for bug reports etc.

this is thresponce to the code segment you suggested

root[501] /usr/sbin/ethtool enp9s0
Settings for enp9s0:
    Supported ports:  TP ]
    Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                            100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
    Supported pause frame use: No
    Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
    Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                            100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
    Advertised pause frame use: No
    Advertised auto-negotiation: No
    Speed: Unknown!
    Duplex: Unknown! (255)
    Port: Twisted Pair
    PHYAD: 0
    Transceiver: internal
    Auto-negotiation: on
    MDI-X: Unknown
    Supports Wake-on: pg
    Wake-on: d
    Current message level: 0x000000ff (255)
                   drv probe link timer ifdown ifup rx_err tx_err
    Link detected: no
root[502] 


as to why i think the nic connection is intermittent, the tray icon lxde desktop is an orange !. mousing it displays"enp9sohas limited or no connectively! --oops,i see the eithernet wire has been removed! reinserting the wiredisplays the tray icon as a solid screen- how embarasing! i left the laptop by itself over the weekend-bor maybe not completely by itself!.

now let me rerun your command.

root[502] /usr/sbin/ethtool enp9s0
Settings for enp9s0:
    Supported ports:  TP ]
    Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                            100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
    Supported pause frame use: No
    Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
    Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                            100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
    Advertised pause frame use: No
    Advertised auto-negotiation: No
    Speed: 100Mb/s
    Duplex: Full
    Port: Twisted Pair
    PHYAD: 0
    Transceiver: internal
    Auto-negotiation: on
    MDI-X: Unknown
    Supports Wake-on: pg
    Wake-on: d
    Current message level: 0x000000ff (255)
                   drv probe link timer ifdown ifup rx_err tx_err
    Link detected: yes
root[502] 


i think my nic is working now!, before the weekend, the wire was plugged in,but providing limited connectivity.i attempted some settings today, maybe i did do something to help,but obscurred by the missing wire
deano_ferrari, take a bow and thanks for your help! heboland- l can manage to keep the wire plugged in!

i think my nic is working now!, before the weekend, the wire was plugged in,but providing limited connectivity.i attempted some settings today, maybe i did do something to help,but obscurred by the missing wire
deano_ferrari, take a bow and thanks for your help! heboland- l can manage to keep the wire plugged in!

It’s happened to us all at one time or another! Always look for an air gap first… :smiley: