I have a Dell E6500 laptop that came with an Intel 82567LM Gigabit Network Connecttor. I have currently installed Fedora 9 on this system. Unfortunately I dont have wired or wireless networking working. This is what I have done so far :
(1)I downloaded the igb-126.96.36.199 driver. Once it was compiled, I installed it as a module using the command :
When I run /sbin/lsmod | grep igb , the output I get is :
igb 77572 0
The output of lscpi is : (Only relevant output shown here)
00:19.0 Ethernet Controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
And finally, the output of dmesg is : (again, only the relevant output shown here)
Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Drive - version 1..8-k2
Copyright(C) 2007 Intel Corporation
I then ran the command /sbin/ifconfig, but the only network interface I have is the loopback interface. Running /sbin/ifconfig eth0 returns the message :
eth0: error fetching interface information : Device not found
I have also tried using the Network Configuration utility to add eth0, but I always get the error message that the device does not exist.
I have the NetworkManager service running and I also tried starting the network service to see if that helps, but as far as the OS is concerned I dont have any network hardware.
I have tried the same procedure with the e1000 driver with similar results. At this point, I am not sure how to proceed. (I know that the hardware works because I have been able to get the networking to work with Ubuntu. I'd much rather stick with fedora though). Any help is much appreciated.