I'm afraid these instructions didn't help me.
I have a new HP Pavilion Intel Core2 Quad machine with the following onboard Ethernet controller:
As you can see, I'm using the r8168 driver (the latest one available from the realtek site).
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6f
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 2298
Region 0: I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at febff000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Region 4: Memory at f8ff0000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at febc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8168
Kernel modules: r8168
The driver works for a while, but seems to crap out after a little while -- typically during a large download. ifconfig shows that the card is still up, but no packets are received. dmesg provides no information about the failure that I can see. You can see here the output of dmesg when I've loaded the module. There's nothing in dmesg about the card going down.
If I rmmod and modprobe r8168, then the card works normally (for a while).
[67522.264022] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[67988.801622] r8168 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[67988.817782] r8168 Gigabit Ethernet driver 8.010.00-NAPI loaded
[67988.817830] r8168 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[67988.817903] r8168 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[67988.819477] r8168: This product is covered by one or more of the following patents: US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US6,115,776, and US6,327,625.
[67988.819482] eth0: Identified chip type is 'RTL8168C/8111C'.
[67988.819485] eth0: RTL8168B/8111B at 0xffffc20000646000, 00:1e:8c:4d:00:a8, IRQ 2298
[67993.042746] r8168: eth0: link up
[67994.040261] r8168: eth0: link up
[68003.988006] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
I've also tried the r8169 driver (the one selected on a clean install of AMD64 Ubuntu 8.10), but the behavior is just the same. It works for a while and then silently fails.
Here's the output of ifconfig while the card is working.
I'm bumfuzzled. It's been a long time since I had any trouble getting an ethernet card to work on Linux, so I'm a bit disappointed with this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:8c:4d:00:a8
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.254.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:8cff:fe4d:a8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:116 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:128 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:14766 (14.7 KB) TX bytes:72354 (72.3 KB)
Interrupt:250 Base address:0x6000