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    FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    FYI / For The Record:

    The

    25:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)

    works automatigally under Ubuntu 13.04 (tested with 64-bit).

    Relevant messages from dmesg:

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep -i eth | grep -vi ipv6 | grep -vi bluetooth
    [    5.937789] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
    [    5.938277] r8169 0000:25:00.0 eth0: RTL8168e/8111e at 0xffffc9000067e000, 2c:41:38:09:9c:bc, XID 0c200000 IRQ 45
    [    5.938340] r8169 0000:25:00.0 eth0: jumbo features [frames: 9200 bytes, tx checksumming: ko]
    [   25.536183] r8169 0000:25:00.0 eth0: link down
    [   25.536197] r8169 0000:25:00.0 eth0: link down
    [   27.726757] r8169 0000:25:00.0 eth0: link up
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
    I get linespeed on my 300/300 Mbps Internet connection:

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ wget -4 http://ftp.belnet.be/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/releases/precise/ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386.iso -O /dev/null
    --2013-04-19 17:53:43--  http://ftp.belnet.be/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/releases/precise/ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386.iso
    Resolving ftp.belnet.be (ftp.belnet.be)... 193.190.67.98
    Connecting to ftp.belnet.be (ftp.belnet.be)|193.190.67.98|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 726970368 (693M) [application/x-iso9660-image]
    Saving to: ‘/dev/null’
    
    10% [===>                                   ] 76,738,837  30.3MB/s             
    47% [=================>                     ] 346,957,357 35.1MB/s  eta 13s    
    100%[======================================>] 726,970,368 37.9MB/s   in 22s    
    
    2013-04-19 17:54:05 (31.0 MB/s) - ‘/dev/null’ saved [726970368/726970368]
    
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

    With 12.10 the GigE interface did not work, and I got a lot of ugly info in dmesg.

    EDIT:

    Code:
    sander@hapee:~$ sudo lshw -C network
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:25:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 06
           serial: 2c:41:38:09:9c:bc
           size: 1Gbit/s
           capacity: 1Gbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw ip=192.168.0.100 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
           resources: irq:45 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d4404000-d4404fff memory:d4400000-d4403fff
    sander@hapee:~$
    and:

    Code:
    sander@hapee:~$ lsmod | grep r8
    r8169                  67446  0 
    sander@hapee:~$
    Last edited by sanderj; April 21st, 2013 at 02:23 PM.

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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    FYI.... just installed 13.04...clean new install on a working 12.04 machine (8111/8168) and and I have no wired connection...any clues on how to go about finding out why?
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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    Quote Originally Posted by rtalcott View Post
    FYI.... just installed 13.04...clean new install on a working 12.04 machine (8111/8168) and and I have no wired connection...any clues on how to go about finding out why?
    Check to see if the driver is loaded using either:

    Code:
    lsmod | grep r8
    or

    Code:
    lshw -C network
    the first command will tell you if the driver is loaded, and the second command will give all the information about your network device, including what driver it is using.

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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    First...Thank You for the response...I should know how to do this tuff by now but I guess I don't...I should learn something now (I hope!)

    rtalcott@evga:~$ lsmod | grep r8
    r8712u 189948 0
    r8169 68680 0

    r8712u is the usb wireless I have connected. so it looks like the r8168 driver is not there and it's not on my 12.04 installs on hardware that have a RTL8111/8168B hardware.

    sudo lshw -C network
    *-network DISABLED
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:1f:bc:03:b9:67
    size: 100Mbit/s
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
    resources: irq:0 ioport:8c00(size=256) memory:fd8ff000-fd8fffff memory:fd7f0000-fd7fffff memory:fd700000-fd71ffff
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 1
    bus info: usb@2:3.4.4
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:1a:ef:1b:ee:d3
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8712u ip=192.168.1.117 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

    I see *-network disabled....not a good sign and this is the result of a clean install....

    A kick in the correct direction would be greatly appreciated!
    rt
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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    My lshw at capabilities says "firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw". Yours doesn't.

    I checked:

    Code:
    sander@hapee:~$ locate rtl8168e-2.fw
    /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
    
    sander@hapee:~$ dpkg -S rtl8168e-2.fw
    linux-firmware: /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
    sander@hapee:~$
    ... so can you run that command?
    Last edited by sanderj; April 21st, 2013 at 02:28 PM.

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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    Looks like I get your result..


    rtalcott@evga:~$ locate rtl8168e-2.fw
    /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
    rtalcott@evga:~$ dpkg -S rtl8168e-2.fw
    linux-firmware: /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    Quote Originally Posted by rtalcott View Post
    Looks like I get your result..


    rtalcott@evga:~$ locate rtl8168e-2.fw
    /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
    rtalcott@evga:~$ dpkg -S rtl8168e-2.fw
    linux-firmware: /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
    ... so why isn't it loaded? I have no idea. You could grep /var/log/* for 'firmware' and 'rtl'. Maybe that reveals something?

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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    I don't see anything...I would suspect that I did something stupid but this is a clean standard install...and I let it go and do its thing....nothing but standard input from me. I may have to install an Ethernet card...
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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    Maybe later today I'll try to boot a livecd of 12.04 and see if I have the wired network connection.
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    Re: FYI: RTL8111/8168 works under 13.04 (problems with 12.10)

    same machine running a liveCD from 12.04...I have a wired connection:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:1f:bc:03:b9:67
    size: 100Mbit/s
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.116 latency=0 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
    resources: irq:40 ioport:8c00(size=256) memory:fd8ff000-fd8fffff memory:fd7f0000-fd7fffff memory:fd700000-fd71ffff
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 3
    bus info: usb@2:3.3.4
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:1a:ef:1b:ee:d3
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8712u multicast=yes wireless=unassociated
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