[plug] HP/Compaq NX5000 laptop Broadcom network card problem

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Mon Oct 20 13:48:55 WST 2008

Sounds similar to the one in my wifes dell laptop.  The kernel driver
was not fully implemented last time I tried it (admittedly a while ago -
some functions didnt work).  ndiswrapper works perfectly however.

Try lshw to find the driver - lists the wireless driver on my sony.


On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 12:39 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> 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.
> The PCI listing in the KDE Info Center, shows the Ethernet card as
> "Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02) "
> and with
> "Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 209".
> In 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.
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
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