HP/Compaq NX5000 laptop Broadcom network card problem




Hello.

It occurred to me, that the subject of the message below, could have osbcured what the message was about, so I am reposting, with (hopefully) a more descriptive Subject field content.

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Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
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"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
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Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 22:12:14 +0800 (WST)
From: Bret Busby <bret@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Debian Users List <debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: NX5000 network card problem
Resent-Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 14:20:14 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hello.

I have an HP/Compaq NX5000 laptop, that I dual boot into Windows XP Pro and Debian 4.0.

The network access is okay with Windows XP, but works only intermittently with Debian.

I am wondering whether something is wrong with the network card driver in Debian 4.0.

I do not know how to find what is the network card driver (the name of the driver software) that is being used by Debian 4.0.

From the PCI listing in the KDE Info Center, the Ethernet card is shown as
"Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02) "
and with
"Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 209".

From the Interrupts table in the KDE Info Center, the line shows
"209 47745 IO-APIC-level eth1"

The Network Interfaces table in the KDE Info Center, shows three lines
of text; one for each of eth0, eth1, and lo.

Please advise how I can resolve the problem between Debian 4.0 and the network card, as, that the network card seems to work without any problems with Windows XP, appears to show that the network card is not faulty.

Thank you in anticipation.

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Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992
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