I’m trying to install Fedora 33 to HP ProDesk 405 G6 R7 4750GE as a second OS.
Installation is completed but the only issue - ethernet doesn’t seem to work.
Was tested with Fedora 33 Workstation, Fedora 33 Cinnamon, Fedora 32 Cinnamon.
No matter fully installed or from live-cd - ethernet doesn’t work.
The box doesn’t have wifi, so only ethernet could be established.
With workstation in Gnome the network configuration UI was not available, in Cinnamon - it is exist, but devices drop-down is empty. I tried DHCP, Static configs. nmcli status shows only lo network (can’t provide output here, sorry). nmcli d show no devices. lspci | grep -i ethernet shows: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Rev 29)
So the device is detected but works wrongly.
Looks that is a main problem. Just during I’m writing this topic, someone also report an issue on linux-hardware.org
Just got my Ethernet to USB adapter - that finally working so that is first message I’m able to post from my new box.
I would highly recommend to anybody who would like to buy recent HP ProDesk / EliteDesk to also have some alternative way to connect to Internet - that would save a lot of time.
In my case: the box doesn’t have anything but Ethernet - and that is fiasco, especially for someone who is not so familiar with Linux and with recent fedora trends.
From my perspective it looked like so: fresh install, no internet, no devices, no listed connections, top 20 of google search says how to check/troubleshoot network with network-scripts - which was just empty in f33 because now NetworkManager is the only and default way to handle network connections - but I’m not aware of that, my old laptop uses f32 but first installation was Korora (oh I really miss it) with all network-scripts in place and just running. So first night I spent trying to make the network up - of course without success. Then it became clear that something wrong with hardware, so next night I spend trying to update driver with realtek native - ups, fedora doesn’t include ‘make’ by OOB and I still didn’t have internet connection, so next kernel - of course it was easier even without internet but also took time (all my previous experience was dnf install something), sad is the fact - kernel upgrade didn’t help.
I hope all this long text will help someone to save time/nerves.
It looks like your chipset version is not compatible with the current driver. I have (rev 15) and you have (rev 29).
I just downloaded the beta version of F34 with the 5.11 kernel from here so you might try that and see if it fixes the problem for you.
“I’ve tried 5.11 vanilla kernel and checked kernel git. So far this revision is not supported.
(I also tried vendor drive r8168-8.048.03. It detects NIC succesfully but no traffic is received. Test in
Windows 10 was OK.)”
That ticket is still open, hope the situation will change with few recent kernel releases.