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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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