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kevinorourke2008
August 1st, 2011, 05:11 PM
Hi all, I'm using ubuntu 10.04 on my acer aspire one.
I can connect to the internet using my wireless but not my eth0 wired connection.
Could someone run me through how to delete the settings (and where to find the settings) and reinstall the needed software to get my wired connection up and running.
It was working up to a couple of weeks ago when it just stopped working.

any other information I can get to help would be most appreciated.

Cheers kev

chili555
August 2nd, 2011, 05:04 PM
I'm not sure you need to delete any settings yet. Let's see what you have and see why it isn't working. Let's see what kind of ethernet card you have. Please run and post:
lspci -nn | grep 0200Let's see if the module is loading:
lsmodIs an interface present?
ifconfigLast, are there any interesting messages?
dmesg | grep eth0Thanks.

kevinorourke2008
August 3rd, 2011, 11:19 PM
hello, i typed what you had written and here are the results,


02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)

lsmod brings up,


Module Size Used by
isofs 29250 0
udf 78785 0
crc_itu_t 1371 1 udf
ums_cypress 2058 0
joydev 8740 0
nls_iso8859_1 3249 4
nls_cp437 4919 4
vfat 8933 4
fat 47767 1 vfat
xt_limit 1382 8
xt_tcpudp 2011 7
ipt_LOG 4542 8
ipt_MASQUERADE 1407 0
xt_DSCP 1677 0
ipt_REJECT 1928 1
nf_conntrack_irc 3332 0
nf_conntrack_ftp 5381 0
xt_state 1098 6
binfmt_misc 6587 1
ppdev 5259 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 203376 1
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 1999 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
arc4 1153 2
iptable_nat 3543 0
nf_nat 15560 2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
nf_conntrack_ipv4 10346 9 iptable_nat,nf_nat
nf_conntrack 60975 7 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_conntrack_ftp,x t_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_defrag_ipv4 1073 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
iptable_mangle 1549 0
snd_hda_intel 22069 2
snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
iptable_filter 1369 1
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70694 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26722 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
ip_tables 9899 3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
x_tables 14175 9 xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_LOG,ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_DSCP, ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 7 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
mmc_block 8258 2
i915 288611 3
uvcvideo 57374 0
drm_kms_helper 29329 1 i915
snd 54244 17 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ath5k 121632 0
acerhdf 6691 0
usbhid 36110 0
videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
drm 162377 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
sdhci_pci 5470 0
jmb38x_ms 7311 0
mac80211 205402 1 ath5k
ath 7611 1 ath5k
usb_storage 39841 4 ums_cypress
v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
hid 67288 1 usbhid
intel_agp 24375 2 i915
sdhci 15494 1 sdhci_pci
video 17375 1 i915
soundcore 6620 1 snd
memstick 8237 1 jmb38x_ms
psmouse 63677 0
serio_raw 3978 0
cfg80211 126144 3 ath5k,mac80211,ath
led_class 2864 2 ath5k,sdhci
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
output 1871 1 video
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
r8169 34140 0
mii 4381 1 r8169

ipconfig brings up,


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:68:f1:a0:18
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:28 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:640 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:640 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:50320 (50.3 KB) TX bytes:50320 (50.3 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:4d:4b:1a:5c
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::223:4dff:fe4b:1a5c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:140843 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:103300 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:177894328 (177.8 MB) TX bytes:12923920 (12.9 MB)

dmesg | grep eth0 brings,


[ 1.156251] eth0: RTL8102e at 0xf804e000, 00:1e:68:f1:a0:18, XID 04a00000 IRQ 28
[ 20.622010] r8169: eth0: link down
[ 20.623127] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 267.665704] r8169: eth0: link down
[ 267.666213] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 5907.307454] r8169: eth0: link down
[ 5907.308732] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[11797.181495] r8169: eth0: link down
[11797.181987] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

to be honest with you I haven't a clue what most of this means but i sure would like my wired connection going again.

Cheers Kev

chili555
August 4th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Your ethernet card has a driver associated with it, r8169. It is loading on boot as expected. Let's do some diagnostics. With the cable firmly attached and checked at both ends, please run and post:
sudo nm-toolWe are looking to see if the card and cable appear healthy. Also post:
sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e r8169 -e etwork | tail -n25We want to see what the system logs say about the driver and Network Manager. Thanks.

kevinorourke2008
August 4th, 2011, 09:50 AM
Hi chili555,
some more info for you, it was working just fine but suddenly stopped. I am still dual booting with xp and it works fine, so i don't think it is a physical problem.

sudo nm-tool brings


NetworkManager Tool

State: connected

- Device: eth0 [Auto Ethernet] ------------------------------------------------
Type: Wired
Driver: r8169
State: connected
Default: yes
HW Address: 00:1E:68:F1:A0:18

Capabilities:
Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 100 Mb/s

Wired Properties
Carrier: on

IPv4 Settings:
Address: 192.168.0.3
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS: 192.168.0.1


- Device: wlan0 [Auto NETGEAR32] ----------------------------------------------
Type: 802.11 WiFi
Driver: ath5k
State: connected
Default: no
HW Address: 00:23:4D:4B:1A:5C

Capabilities:
Speed: 54 Mb/s

Wireless Properties
WEP Encryption: yes
WPA Encryption: yes
WPA2 Encryption: yes

Wireless Access Points (* = current AP)
*NETGEAR32: Infra, 00:18:4D:0A:B8:F4, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100 WPA

IPv4 Settings:
Address: 192.168.0.2
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS: 192.168.0.1



sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e r8169 -e etwork | tail -n25

Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> (eth0): device state change: 5 -> 7 (reason 0)
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCP transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> dhclient started with pid 3143
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP6 Configure Get) scheduled...
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP6 Configure Get) started...
Aug 4 09:48:43 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP6 Configure Get) complete.
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> DHCP: device eth0 state changed normal exit -> preinit
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> DHCP: device eth0 state changed preinit -> reboot
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP4 Configure Get) scheduled...
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP4 Configure Get) started...
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> address 192.168.0.3
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> prefix 24 (255.255.255.0)
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> gateway 192.168.0.1
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> nameserver '192.168.0.1'
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) scheduled...
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP4 Configure Get) complete.
Aug 4 09:48:44 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) started...
Aug 4 09:48:45 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Policy set 'Auto NETGEAR32' (wlan0) as default for routing and DNS.
Aug 4 09:48:45 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> (eth0): device state change: 7 -> 8 (reason 0)
Aug 4 09:48:45 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Policy set 'Auto Ethernet' (eth0) as default for routing and DNS.
Aug 4 09:48:45 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) successful, device activated.
Aug 4 09:48:45 kevino-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) complete.


I hope this helps ?

cheers kev

chili555
August 4th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Well, there is good news and bad news. First, the good news:
- Device: eth0 [Auto Ethernet] ------------------------------------------------
Type: Wired
Driver: r8169
State: connected
Default: yes
HW Address: 00:1E:68:F1:A0:18

Capabilities:
Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 100 Mb/s

Wired Properties
Carrier: on

IPv4 Settings:
Address: 192.168.0.3
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS: 192.168.0.1Your ethernet is connected and working as expected. The bad news is that Network Manager is designed to disallow a wireless connection if you have wired ethernet connected. It's not doing its job correctly, because:
Type: 802.11 WiFi
Driver: ath5k
State: connected
Default: no
HW Address: 00:23:4D:4B:1A:5C

Capabilities:
Speed: 54 Mb/s

Wireless Properties
WEP Encryption: yes
WPA Encryption: yes
WPA2 Encryption: yes

Wireless Access Points (* = current AP)
*NETGEAR32: Infra, 00:18:4D:0A:B8:F4, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 100 WPA

IPv4 Settings:
Address: 192.168.0.2
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS: 192.168.0.1
Can you please click the Network Manager icon, uncheck Enable Wireless and reboot? Please run:
ifconfigDoes your ethernet interface eth0 have an IP address? Can you surf the web?

peatbog
August 4th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Hi. I'm having a similar problem after an upgrade to 11.04. I've tried and failed to fix it numerous times in the past few days (by attempting to follow advice from various forums and techy sites). I'm completely new to Linux based OS's and this problem seems beyond my current skill level!

based on what I've been reading apparently this stuff will be useful:

`lspci -nm | grep 0200' yeilds:

03:00.0 "0200" "10ec" "8168" -r03 "103c" "144a"`lsmod' :

Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 12617 1
nls_cp437 12751 1
vfat 17335 1
fat 55505 1 vfat
usb_storage 43946 1
uas 17676 0
pppoe 17476 0
pppox 13158 1 pppoe
nls_utf8 12493 1
isofs 39571 1
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27479 1
binfmt_misc 13213 1
arc4 12473 2
snd_hda_codec_idt 60537 1
ath9k 103633 0
i915 450944 7
radeon 896428 1
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
usbhid 41704 0
joydev 17322 0
snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
mac80211 257001 1 ath9k
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
ttm 65184 1 radeon
uvcvideo 66851 0
hid 77084 1 usbhid
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
ath9k_common 13611 1 ath9k
hp_wmi 13418 0
drm_kms_helper 40745 2 radeon,i915
sparse_keymap 13666 1 hp_wmi
videodev 75143 1 uvcvideo
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
ath9k_hw 300328 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
drm 180037 6 radeon,i915,ttm,drm_kms_helper
psmouse 73312 0
ath 19141 2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
cfg80211 156212 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 55295 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel ,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_s eq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
intel_ips 17769 0
serio_raw 12990 0
i2c_algo_bit 13184 2 radeon,i915
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
video 18951 1 i915
hp_accel 21632 0
lis3lv02d 19285 1 hp_accel
input_polldev 13735 1 lis3lv02d
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
ahci 21591 3
r8169 42534 0
libahci 25548 1 ahci
`ifconfig'


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 98:4b:e1:a8:74:63
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:41 Base address:0xe000

eth0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 98:4b:e1:a8:74:63
inet addr:169.254.8.197 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
Interrupt:41 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:764 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:764 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:57888 (57.8 KB) TX bytes:57888 (57.8 KB)
`dmesg | grep eth0'

[ 2.395904] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: RTL8168d/8111d at 0xf807e000, 98:4b:e1:a8:74:63, XID 083000c0 IRQ 41
[ 9.653316] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 9.653546] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 117.334628] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 117.335065] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 138.783139] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 138.783581] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 231.007651] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 231.008089] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 3005.484246] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 3005.484838] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 3205.780229] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 3205.780663] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 4907.200130] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
[ 4907.200423] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
`sudo nm-tool'

NetworkManager Tool

State: disconnected

- Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
Type: 802.11 WiFi
Driver: ath9k
State: unavailable
Default: no
HW Address: 90:00:4E:22:A9:E9

Capabilities:

Wireless Properties
WEP Encryption: yes
WPA Encryption: yes
WPA2 Encryption: yes

Wireless Access Points


- Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
Type: Wired
Driver: r8169
State: unavailable
Default: no
HW Address: 98:4B:E1:A8:74:63

Capabilities:
Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 10 Mb/s

Wired Properties
Carrier: off
`cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e ath9k | tail -n25'

Aug 4 13:24:27 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.305446] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Aug 4 13:24:27 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.368793] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
Aug 4 13:24:27 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.369717] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::radio
Aug 4 13:24:27 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.369749] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::assoc
Aug 4 13:24:27 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.369776] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::tx
Aug 4 13:24:27 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.369829] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::rx
Aug 4 13:24:27 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[817]: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k' ifindex: 3)
Aug 4 13:24:28 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 10.673891] Modules linked in: snd_hda_codec_idt arc4 snd_hda_intel(+) snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm snd_seq_midi ath9k snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq mac80211 radeon(+) uvcvideo hp_wmi joydev sparse_keymap i915 snd_timer videodev usbhid snd_seq_device ath9k_common ath9k_hw ath ttm intel_ips hid psmouse cfg80211 drm_kms_helper serio_raw drm snd soundcore snd_page_alloc i2c_algo_bit hp_accel lis3lv02d input_polldev video lp parport ahci libahci r8169
Aug 4 19:34:40 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 25.418446] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Aug 4 19:34:40 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 25.418460] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Aug 4 19:34:40 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 25.503820] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
Aug 4 19:34:40 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 25.504598] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::radio
Aug 4 19:34:40 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 25.504623] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::assoc
Aug 4 19:34:40 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 25.504647] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::tx
Aug 4 19:34:40 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 25.504671] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::rx
Aug 4 19:34:41 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[729]: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k' ifindex: 3)
Aug 4 19:34:42 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 27.293248] Modules linked in: snd_hda_codec_idt radeon(+) snd_hda_intel(+) arc4 i915 snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi ath9k snd_seq_midi_event uvcvideo hp_wmi snd_seq joydev videodev sparse_keymap snd_timer snd_seq_device mac80211 usbhid ttm psmouse drm_kms_helper hid snd ath9k_common ath9k_hw ath intel_ips drm cfg80211 serio_raw soundcore snd_page_alloc i2c_algo_bit hp_accel video lis3lv02d input_polldev lp parport ahci libahci r8169
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.235373] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.235385] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.294444] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.295707] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::radio
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.295733] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::assoc
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.295763] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::tx
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.295796] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::rx
Aug 4 20:52:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[708]: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'ath9k' ifindex: 3)
Any help will be much appreciated

chili555
August 4th, 2011, 05:20 PM
cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e ath9k | tail -n25That's your wireless driver. Instead, let's see:
cat /var/log/syslog | grep r8169 | tail -n25

kevinorourke2008
August 4th, 2011, 11:37 PM
I've done what you said to do I.E. switch off the wireless in the notification area at the top of the screen and rebooted and it now works.
What I have done though is opened a terminal and typed ifconfig and the results are;

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:68:f1:a0:18
inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:68ff:fef1:a018/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:23 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1538 (1.5 KB) TX bytes:3984 (3.9 KB)
Interrupt:28 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:496 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:496 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:39360 (39.3 KB) TX bytes:39360 (39.3 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:4d:4b:1a:5c
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::223:4dff:fe4b:1a5c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:17 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:837 (837.0 B) TX bytes:3400 (3.4 KB)

cheers kevin

chili555
August 4th, 2011, 11:49 PM
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:68:f1:a0:18
inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:4d:4b:1a:5c
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Same problem. Please disable wireless and don't reboot. Does the wired work?

peatbog
August 5th, 2011, 02:14 AM
Quote:
cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e ath9k | tail -n25
That's your wireless driver. Instead, let's see: Code:
cat /var/log/syslog | grep r8169 | tail -n25
of course! apologies



Aug 5 08:27:46 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[710]: <info> (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169' ifindex: 2)
Aug 5 08:27:46 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.531095] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
Aug 5 08:27:47 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 10.643847] Modules linked in: snd_hda_codec_idt radeon(+) arc4 snd_hda_intel(+) snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep i915 snd_seq_midi ath9k snd_rawmidi snd_pcm ttm snd_seq_midi_event mac80211 snd_seq usbhid hid snd_timer drm_kms_helper joydev hp_wmi sparse_keymap snd_seq_device uvcvideo ath9k_common drm videodev ath9k_hw psmouse ath snd cfg80211 intel_ips serio_raw i2c_algo_bit soundcore snd_page_alloc video hp_accel lis3lv02d input_polldev lp parport ahci r8169 libahci
Aug 5 08:37:48 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.396611] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
Aug 5 08:37:48 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.396636] r8169 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
Aug 5 08:37:48 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.396683] r8169 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Aug 5 08:37:48 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.396751] r8169 0000:03:00.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
Aug 5 08:37:48 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.397305] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: RTL8168d/8111d at 0xf807e000, 98:4b:e1:a8:74:63, XID 083000c0 IRQ 41
Aug 5 08:37:48 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[810]: <info> (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169' ifindex: 2)
Aug 5 08:37:49 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.762076] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
Aug 5 08:37:50 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 10.856208] Modules linked in: snd_hda_codec_idt arc4 ath9k radeon(+) snd_hda_intel(+) snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm mac80211 snd_seq_midi i915 ttm snd_rawmidi usbhid ath9k_common ath9k_hw hid ath hp_wmi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq uvcvideo joydev sparse_keymap cfg80211 psmouse snd_timer snd_seq_device drm_kms_helper drm videodev serio_raw i2c_algo_bit snd intel_ips soundcore snd_page_alloc hp_accel video lis3lv02d input_polldev lp parport ahci r8169 libahci
Aug 5 08:39:08 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.409115] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
Aug 5 08:39:08 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.409214] r8169 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
Aug 5 08:39:08 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.409332] r8169 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Aug 5 08:39:08 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.409400] r8169 0000:03:00.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
Aug 5 08:39:08 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.409962] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: RTL8168d/8111d at 0xf806c000, 98:4b:e1:a8:74:63, XID 083000c0 IRQ 41
Aug 5 08:39:08 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[826]: <info> (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169' ifindex: 2)
Aug 5 08:39:08 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 18.927881] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
Aug 5 09:03:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.407090] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
Aug 5 09:03:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.407116] r8169 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
Aug 5 09:03:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.407162] r8169 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Aug 5 09:03:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.407231] r8169 0000:03:00.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
Aug 5 09:03:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 2.407792] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: RTL8168d/8111d at 0xf807c000, 98:4b:e1:a8:74:63, XID 083000c0 IRQ 41
Aug 5 09:03:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[718]: <info> (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169' ifindex: 2)
Aug 5 09:03:33 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC kernel: [ 9.531802] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link down
Chilli, thanks for taking the time to look at this - much appreciated

chili555
August 6th, 2011, 04:06 PM
This bothers me:
Wired Properties
Carrier: offThat sort of suggests that, even though the cable is firmly attached at both ends, the network card doesn't see any signal from the router, modem or other access point at the other end. Is this computer dual-booted with Windows? This may be an issue: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/realtek-8139-8168-8169-on-2-6-21-3-or-newer-593495/
you may experience the issues with the r8169 driver if you dual boot Windows on some systems. Windows by defaults disables the NIC at Windows shutdown time in order to disable Wake-On-Lan, and this NIC will remain disabled until the next time Windows turns it on. The r8169 driver in the kernel does not know how to turn the NIC on from this disabled state; therefore, the device will not respond, even if the driver loads and reports that the device is up. To work around this problem, simply enable the feature "Wake-on-lan after shutdown." You can set this options through Windows' device manager. Finally, I see nothing amiss in the driver readings. Let's see what Network Manager is doing all this time. Click the Network Manager icon and try to connect with wired ethernet. Then run and post:
sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep etwork | tail -n25

peatbog
August 6th, 2011, 05:15 PM
sudo cat var/log/syslog | grep etwork | tail -n25

Aug 6 23:46:59 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <warn> bluez error getting default adapter: The name org.bluez was not provided by any .service files
Aug 6 23:46:59 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> Trying to start the supplicant...
Aug 6 23:46:59 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant manager state: down -> idle
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> disable requested (sleeping: no enabled: yes)
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> sleeping or disabling...
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (wlan0): now unmanaged
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 1 (reason 37)
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): now unmanaged
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 2 -> 1 (reason 37)
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): cleaning up...
Aug 6 23:47:51 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): taking down device.
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> enable requested (sleeping: no enabled: no)
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> waking up and re-enabling...
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> WWAN now enabled by management service
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (wlan0): now managed
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> Unmanaged Device found; state CONNECTED forced. (see http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/191889)
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> Unmanaged Device found; state CONNECTED forced. (see http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/191889)
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): now managed
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): bringing up device.
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): preparing device.
Aug 6 23:47:55 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[739]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason: 2).


No it's not a dual boot machine - It came new with win7 on it but that was erased when I installed Ubuntu 10.10. It's a HP notebook. It might be noteworthy that the wired connection was working fine until 11.04. I have a desktop also with 11.04 on which the wired connection works beautifully - I'm using it now - same ethernet cable I try in the notebook. No wireless in the desktop though.

What your saying fits with my experience at this end. My modem has little led's for, amongst other things, ethernet and usb connection - when plugged into the desktop the modem ethernet led lights up but not when in the notebook.

I tried connecting with NM but the best I can do is `enable networking' - the wired network options all remain greyed out - anyway that's all I could do before getting the log above - I presume `deactivating device (reason 2)' is our culprit, or at least part thereof?

Thanks again for taking the time. Failing this I can always try another distribution - Ubuntu doesn't seem to get along with this notebook - there has been graphics driver issues previously also.

chili555
August 6th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Unmanaged Device found; state CONNECTED forced. (see http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/191889)That's a bit mysterious to me. Is there any listing except loopback here?
cat /etc/network/interfacesIf so, remove it with sudo gedit.
<info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason: 2).I'm pretty sure that means, roughly, 'we don't see a carrier signal here; there's no reason to continue.' You might check here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1811819&highlight=r8168

If you'd like to try it, I'll be happy to assist.

peatbog
August 7th, 2011, 10:39 AM
That's a bit mysterious to me. Is there any listing except loopback here? Code:
cat /etc/network/interfaces


there was some eth0 stuff that I put there but it was hashed out after a failed attempt to fix it following some thread. it's gone now.



You might check here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=r8168 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1811819&highlight=r8168)
Thanks for pointing this out - I read the thread and their problem sounded pretty similar to mine so I installed the r8168 driver. It looked promising for a second too! the Network Manager app whirred into life and it was trying to connect eth0 but it just keeps trying and never manages to connect - I don't think I changed anything when I was originally trying to find a solution - I did in etc/network/interfaces but changed it back again - I also messed around with /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf but I don't think there was any net change there either

looked at the logs again after installing the new driver:

root@aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC:/home/aaron# cat /var/log/syslog | grep etwork | tail -n25
Aug 7 17:00:43 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 7)
Aug 7 17:00:44 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 7, deferring action for 4 seconds)
Aug 7 17:00:45 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 7)
Aug 7 17:00:46 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 7, deferring action for 4 seconds)
Aug 7 17:00:48 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 7)
Aug 7 17:00:49 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 7, deferring action for 4 seconds)
Aug 7 17:00:53 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 7)
Aug 7 17:00:54 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 7, deferring action for 4 seconds)
Aug 7 17:00:58 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 7)
Aug 7 17:00:58 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 7 -> 3 (reason 39)
Aug 7 17:00:58 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason: 39).
Aug 7 17:00:58 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 2360
Aug 7 17:00:59 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 3)
Aug 7 17:00:59 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 3 -> 2 (reason 40)
Aug 7 17:00:59 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason: 40).
Aug 7 17:01:03 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 2)
Aug 7 17:01:03 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 2 -> 3 (reason 40)
Aug 7 17:01:04 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 3)
Aug 7 17:01:04 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 3 -> 2 (reason 40)
Aug 7 17:01:04 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason: 40).
Aug 7 17:01:06 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 2)
Aug 7 17:01:06 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 2 -> 3 (reason 40)
Aug 7 17:01:07 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): carrier now OFF (device state 3)
Aug 7 17:01:07 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): device state change: 3 -> 2 (reason 40)
Aug 7 17:01:07 aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC NetworkManager[714]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason: 40).

ifconfig has changed:

root@aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC:/home/aaron# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 98:4b:e1:a8:74:63
inet6 addr: fe80::9a4b:e1ff:fea8:7463/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:57 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:16760 (16.7 KB)
Interrupt:41 Base address:0xc000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:24208 (24.2 KB) TX bytes:24208 (24.2 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 90:00:4e:22:a9:e9
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

showing new driver:

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 144a
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
Memory at c1404000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at c1400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Expansion ROM at c1410000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Count=4 Masked-
Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
Kernel driver in use: r8168
Kernel modules: r8168


On the plus side I'm learning lots

chili555
August 8th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Let's see:
dmesg | grep r816Thanks.

peatbog
August 9th, 2011, 01:00 AM
aaron@aaron-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC:~$ dmesg | grep r816
[ 2.397320] r8168 Gigabit Ethernet driver 8.024.00-NAPI loaded
[ 2.397350] r8168 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 2.397377] r8168 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 2.397453] r8168 0000:03:00.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 2.465060] 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.
[ 2.465065] r8168 Copyright (C) 2011 Realtek NIC software team <nicfae@realtek.com>
[ 19.541889] r8168: eth0: link downThanks

lkjoel
August 9th, 2011, 05:19 AM
...
[ 19.541889] r8168: eth0: link down

That doesn't look good to me.

fdrake
August 9th, 2011, 05:34 AM
sudo ifconfig eth0 up?

edit: oh , wait..nevermind, i just saw now your ifconfig output,... ehhhmmmm........

peatbog
August 9th, 2011, 01:37 PM
ha ha oh man these things cook my noodle!

I read this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=538448

briefly it says shut down > power down > connect ethernet cable > power on > boot ubuntu > wired connection magically works ta da!

quick digression ~ I've also have been having what i believe is a graphics issue where upon booting I get a black screen - I can Ctrl Alf F1,F2 etc into terminal screens but graphics is pooped - I was initially concerned with getting wired connection fixed first because all fixes for the graphics thing seem to need it.

Anyway turns out I keep getting blank screen when ethernet physically connected - but take it out > boot > plug in ethernet > and the promised ta da materializes before my very eyes!

I didn't think those two things could be related but anecdotal evidence suggests otherwise

any more of this kind of luck and i'll have to change my user id to winning

thanks for your help

chili555
August 9th, 2011, 01:58 PM
and the promised ta da materializes before my very eyes!
??Meaning that the ethernet works and connects? I don't know whether to be glad or stunned!

peatbog
August 11th, 2011, 02:03 AM
Yep. Ethernet works.


I don't know whether to be glad or stunned!

may I suggest bewildered? Especially as we learn that the old driver r8169 running it. Many power off's > > reboots and attempted starts through grub must have somehow changed it back.

Perhaps the first thing that people with the wired connection problem could try is shut down> power off> wait about 15 seconds > power on and boot ubuntu. there's and explanation of why (and more ideas) here => http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=538448

anyway graphics problem is sorted courtesy of information on another thread

cheers for your help Chilli

i'm off to change my user id to something less defeatist