I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. I have a lenovo IdeaPad Z570 that is running 12.10, and this is the only issue I have really had so far but it is driving me crazy.
A bit of background:
I am a computer technician as well as a network engineer/installer. In short, I end up configuring a lot of Ethernet devices and have to constantly plug and unplug Ethernet cables to my laptop. I can typically get though unplugging/re-plugging two or three devices before my Ethernet adapter stops responding. It seems that the only way that I can get it to respond again is to reboot. (Thankfully this is an i7 with a SSD).
About the installation:
-Single operating system (Ubuntu 12.10)
-Encrypted LVM drive
-Typically control the Ethernet connection through the Gnome3 network icon.
-Several different "Wired" connections in the connection manager. (different configs for connecting to different equipment)
-Ethernet works fine from live disks as well as Windows.
Here is the results of dmesg |grep eth0
[ 2.102314] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: RTL8105e at 0xffffc90000c72000, f0:de:f1:a9:3e:e6, XID 00a00000 IRQ 41
[ 37.684705] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 38.316314] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 38.316821] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 38.317075] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
I don't really know where to go from here, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am assuming this is a driver issue and that I am using some sort of default driver when I should be using a more specific one, but I am not proficient enough to get any further that that lol.
Thanks in advance,