View Full Version : Gigabit ethernet driver problem (Intel Pro/1000)

12-07-2002, 01:46 AM
The Kernel seems to recognize the gigabit ethernet card and displays:

Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 3.1.23
Copyright etc...

It actually displays this twice. However when I try to config the interface:

ifconfig eth0 netmask

I get:

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device

when I cat /proc/pci I can see the details of the NIC.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

01-17-2003, 07:27 AM
What does ifconfig -a return?

Thank you,

Joshua SS Miler

01-17-2003, 05:13 PM
Apparantly there are at least a few versions of this card, the verison I have is an onboard version on the Intel motherboard that comes with the GX260 from Dell. Anyway, the current version of the driver available on Intel's website works fine for my card. Unfortunately, many distributions that have this driver use the kernel code that is about a full release version behind (3.x instead of 4.x) Thanks for your suggestion, if I have any reason to boot into Knoppix again anytime soon I will try it and post the results here. However I was only trying to use knoppix to get a partimage system that would work with a lot of different hosts. Thanks again.