eth0: link is not ready, link down
I can't set up network card on one of my old laptop(Toshiba Satellite M40x)
The output of the command "uname -rmi" is
2.6.18-164.e15.vnow i686 i386
output of lspci | grep eht
06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139c/8139c+ (rev 10)
The module 8139too has also been loaded
the output of lsmod | grep 8139 is
8139too 28993 0
8139cp 26561 0
mii 9281 2 8139too,8139cp
output of dmesg | grep eth0 is
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xe0200000, 00:0f:b0:8e:d2:9a, IRQ 217
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
eth0: link down
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
The problem is that there is no activity in LAN card. The lights are not blinking, I cant ping any IP except the systems own IP (192.168.1.12) or the loopback IP.
The ethtool eth0 command is also showing "link detected: no"
I have checked the wire on other linux/windows PC's and it is working fine on other systems.
Please help me to find and resolve the problem for which i'll be very thankful to you.