View Full Version : Network flaky with r8168 driver

October 9th, 2008, 11:17 PM

Hope somebody can help me, I bought an Asus P5Q-EM motherboard last week and have been trying ever since to get it working properly. First graphics issues, now networking issues...

The r8168 driver in Intrepid beta did not work for me so I compiled the latest driver myself. I can get the network to work every now and then in bursts, but it is completely flaky and unreliable and often does not work for more than a few seconds at a time.

The driver works perfectly when I compile it in Hardy (but there are graphics related problems in Hardy).

This issue is slowly buy surely driving me insane... Any help greatly appreciated.

October 11th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Found the solution. For some reason installing firestarter solves this problem.