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    Intel 82579LM card

    I'm about to lose my mind over here. . . I've been digging around forever with this. I have a Lenovo T520 running Ubuntu 12.10, I just upgrade from 12.04 (the current ethernet issue happens with both).

    Basically, I'm seeing the behavior described here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1176370, although I'm seeing it with the 12.x versions not 13.x which is where that behavior was first reported. Also, I have an Intel 82579LM gigabit card not an Atheros card as described in that bug report.

    But, yes, the same thing happens, my ethernet (I don't use wireless) connection seems fine at boot up, then several minutes later, just appears to die. If I restart the network connection, it's fine again. . . for a while, then it dies again eventually. It's absolutely driving me crazy.

    What I've done thus far:
    1) installed the latest e1000e driver from Intel.
    2) Modifed and then finally disabled Network Manager, I'm currently using ifup/ifdown to manage the ethernet connection
    3) enabled and disabled my wireless connection, doesn't seem to make a difference at all, but as I mentioned I don't need or want to use wireless on this Ubuntu machine
    4) the laptop is dual boot with Windows 7, from Windows 7, the ethernet connection seems fins
    5) set up a static IP address for this laptop
    6) I use Synergy to share a keyboard/mouse with my other laptop running Windows (not by choice!), I've tried disabling that too, doesn't make a difference
    7) switched my laptops ethernet cable to a different port on my cable modem/router
    8) I often connect to a Cisco VPN at work, whether I'm connected to the VPN also makes no difference for my wired connection

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

    Current configuration, please let me know if any other diagnostic info would be helpful. I didn't include the output from nm-tool because, as I've mentioned, I've disabled the Network Manager.
    --------------------------------
    lspci -nn | grep 0200


    00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1502] (rev 04)
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    dmesg | grep -e eth0 -e e100

    [ 0.000000] ACPI: SSDT 00000000bafe1000 00996 (v01 PmRef CpuPm 00003000 INTL 20061109)
    [ 0.652087] e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 2.0.0-k
    [ 0.652091] e1000e: Copyright(c) 1999 - 2012 Intel Corporation.
    [ 0.652135] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 0.652201] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: Interrupt Throttling Rate (ints/sec) set to dynamic conservative mode
    [ 0.652236] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 0.844876] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: (PCI Express:2.5GT/s:Width x1) f0:de:f1:d1:28:a4
    [ 0.844880] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
    [ 0.844945] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: MAC: 10, PHY: 11, PBA No: 1000FF-0FF
    [ 14.345580] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    [ 14.576050] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 14.679801] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 14.680568] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    [ 17.420082] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx
    [ 17.420588] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
    [ 1601.627016] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 1601.727836] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 1601.728762] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    [ 1604.990997] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx
    [ 1604.991536] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
    [ 3208.855652] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 3208.959083] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 3208.959812] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    [ 3211.695394] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx
    [ 3211.695937] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
    [ 4545.711609] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 4545.812213] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 4545.815076] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    [ 4548.536478] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx
    [ 4548.537019] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    cat /etc/network/interfaces

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 192.168.0.5
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.0.0
    gateway 192.168.0.1
    broadcast 192.168.0.255
    dns-nameservers 209.18.47.61 209.18.47.62
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    cat /sys/devices/pci0000\:00/0000\:00\:19.0/power/control

    on

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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    Let's have a look at:
    Code:
    modinfo e1000e | grep version
    Please confirm this address is outside the DHCP pool in the router:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 192.168.0.5
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.0.0
    gateway 192.168.0.1
    broadcast 192.168.0.255
    dns-nameservers 209.18.47.61 209.18.47.62
    Also, I think your interfaces file is a bit busy. I suggest:
    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 192.168.0.5
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.0.1
    dns-nameservers 209.18.47.61 209.18.47.62
    Also, would you please try:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r e1000e
    sudo modprobe e1000e EEE=0
    If it helps, we'll write one file to make it persistent.
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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    OK, output from comands:
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    modinfo e1000e | grep version


    version: 2.0.0-k
    srcversion: 8BE4A65E2266A2193761AAA
    vermagic: 3.5.0-37-generic SMP mod_unload modversions


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    sudo modprobe -r e1000e


    It seemed to print a bunch of empty strings to the console, I saw my shell prompt print a bunch of times, but no actual text was written to stdout. That also seemed to disable my ethernet connection, when I run ifup eth0, it reports that the device can't be found.


    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    sudo modprobe -r e1000e EEE=0


    FATAL: Module EEE=0 not found.


    Not sure if this is helpful after running the second command, perhaps this is the problem?


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    I cleaned up my interfaces file and rebooted as well. Thanks for helping with this!

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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    version: 2.0.0-k
    That's not the latest version available for download. I suggest you retrace your steps and compile at least 2.3.2 which works well on my 13.04 system. http://sourceforge.net/projects/e100...000e%20stable/
    sudo modprobe -r e1000e


    It seemed to print a bunch of empty strings to the console, I saw my shell prompt print a bunch of times, but no actual text was written to stdout. That also seemed to disable my ethernet connection, when I run ifup eth0, it reports that the device can't be found.
    We are trying to unload e1000e and reload it to include a driver parameter. Unloading (-r) is not in itself a fix for anything. It is merely the first step of a two-step process.
    sudo modprobe -r e1000e EEE=0
    That's not the command I requested. Please try again.
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r e1000e 
    sudo modprobe e1000e EEE=0
    EDIT: 2.3.2 compilles perfectly on my 12.10 system and I suspect will fix your problem.
    Last edited by chili555; August 15th, 2013 at 08:17 PM.
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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    Command output:
    sudo modprobe -r e1000e
    sudo modprobe e1000e EEE=0
    FATAL: Error inserting e1000e (/lib/modules/3.5.0-37-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/e1000e.ko): Invalid argument

    That, of course, looks bad.

    I downloaded the latest driver from Intel's site: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...82579&lang=eng, but it appears that I did something wrong. I'll try reinstalling it from SourceForge.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    The new driver's in place, I will see if it works better:
    modinfo e1000e | grep version
    version: 2.4.14-NAPI
    srcversion: E08BFA31FFBE6A8F2869CB9
    vermagic: 3.5.0-37-generic SMP mod_unload modversions

    Also, with this driver, I get no output from the two modprobe commands, which I'm going to assume is better than the error message I saw with the old driver.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    Also, with this driver, I get no output from the two modprobe commands, which I'm going to assume is better than the error message I saw with the old driver.
    Oh, yes! In this context, no response means, roughly, 'command accepted and executed. There are no errors or warnings to report.'

    I will be interested in your report.
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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    Hey chili555, so far, so good. I've been running all morning and I typically see the connection errors within 30 minutes or so.

    So. . . fingers crossed/knock on wood, it looks like it's fixed.

    Thank you very much!

    I'll update this thread if the issue recurs.

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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_C. View Post
    Hey chili555, so far, so good. I've been running all morning and I typically see the connection errors within 30 minutes or so.

    So. . . fingers crossed/knock on wood, it looks like it's fixed.

    Thank you very much!

    I'll update this thread if the issue recurs.
    Great news. Glad it's working. If you feel that it is, please mark this thread Solved so that the searchers will see the solution.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads
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    Re: Help! - ethernet/wired problem with Intel 82579LM card

    Will do, I'm going to wait until the end of the day though. . . just to be sure.

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