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Thread: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

  1. #1
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    Mar 2017

    network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS


    I'm at a loss right now. Built new PC. Installed Win10 and everything is working fine (posting this from Win10). Got ubuntu up and running with internet working just fine. Not sure what happened but at some point lost my ethernet connection.

    Booted into ubuntu no internet. Booted into ubuntu liveCD no internet. Booted into Manjaro liveCD no internet. Bunsenlabs, etc.

          blank@blank:~$ ifconfig -a
          lo    Link encap:Local Loopback      inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:3380 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3380 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1 
          RX bytes:249984 (249.9 KB)  TX bytes:249984 (249.9 KB)
    blank@blank:~$ sudo lshw -C network 
       *-network UNCLAIMED     
       description: Ethernet controller
       product: Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:dff00000-dff1ffff
    The only thing I did between installing ubuntu and it working just fine and ethernet connection getting borked was update my BIOS for the Asus Prime 270a. Poured through BIOS settings to try and find any LAN conflicts and reset defaults to try and fix. No go. Not sure how or why a BIOS update could screw up linux ethernet that badly though. I have not tried rolling back BIOS yet as I cannot find the original version of the BIOS I had running yet. Might try an older version soon.

    Trying building Intel drivers for ethernet was a no go as well.

       root@blank:/home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src# make install
    make -C /lib/modules/4.8.0-36-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src modules
    make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.8.0-36-generic'
      CC [M]  /home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.o
    In file included from ./include/linux/kernel.h:13:0,
                     from ./include/linux/list.h:8,
                     from ./include/linux/module.h:9,
                     from /home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.c:24:
    /home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.c: In function ‘e1000e_dump’:
    /home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.c:250:25: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘trans_start’
        netdev->state, netdev->trans_start, netdev->last_rx);
    ./include/linux/printk.h:283:34: note: in definition of macro ‘pr_info’
      printk(KERN_INFO pr_fmt(fmt), ##__VA_ARGS__)
    /home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.c: In function ‘e1000_xmit_frame’:
    /home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.c:6545:8: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘trans_start’
      netdev->trans_start = jiffies;
    scripts/ recipe for target '/home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.o' failed
    make[2]: *** [/home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src/netdev.o] Error 1
    Makefile:1491: recipe for target '_module_/home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src' failed
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/blank/etho/e1000e-3.3.4/src] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.8.0-36-generic'
    Makefile:247: recipe for target 'default' failed
    make: *** [default] Error 2
    Not sure what to do next. What gives me pause is that I had internet up and running on ubuntu which makes me think it's fixable. But the fact that all livecd's internet connection are not working either makes me think it's hardware/BIOS problem. But again ethernet works fine in win10. I can post ethernet.txt or whatever else might be needed for assistance.

    Only bonus out of this is that I really got to brush up on my terminal skills. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Last edited by syruprise; March 22nd, 2017 at 02:59 AM. Reason: solved

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Re: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

    I have exactly same problem. Except my MB is Asus ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING

  3. #3
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    Mar 2013

    Re: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

    Turns out this problem is quite old. Here's how I solved it.

    There is an error message in dmesg:

    [ 1.216090] e1000e 0000:00:1f.6: The NVM Checksum Is Not Valid

    Download driver here:

    (I used version

    Extract & cd into e1000e-

    Edit nvm.c, function e1000e_validate_nvm_checksum_generic (line 563) to:

    s32 e1000e_validate_nvm_checksum_generic(struct e1000_hw *hw)
        s32 ret_val;
        u16 checksum = 0;
        u16 i, nvm_data;
        for (i = 0; i < (NVM_CHECKSUM_REG + 1); i++) {
            ret_val = e1000_read_nvm(hw, i, 1, &nvm_data);
            if (ret_val) {
                e_dbg("NVM Read Error\n");
                return ret_val;
            checksum += nvm_data;
        if (checksum != (u16)NVM_SUM) {
            e_dbg("NVM Checksum Invalid\n");
            return -E1000_ERR_NVM;
        return 0;

    Build & install
    sudo rmmod e1000e
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe e1000e
    It should work now


    P.S. Checked on:

    % lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
    Release: 16.04
    Codename: xenial

    % uname -a
    Linux 4.4.0-66-generic #87-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 3 15:29:05 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Last edited by ZhurX; March 21st, 2017 at 12:35 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2017

    Re: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

    Much love & many thanks ZhurX!!!! That worked like a charm!!!
    I gotta rmmod; modprobe every time I restart but whatever... it works!
    Last edited by syruprise; March 22nd, 2017 at 04:53 AM. Reason: info

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Re: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

    I gotta rmmod; modprobe every time I restart but whatever... it works!
    Yeah, that's weird. AFAIK the change should be persistent since the make install runs depmod. Anyhow, I fixed it by running

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-$(uname -r)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2014

    Re: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

    Thank you so much !!
    I bought a new computer and having the same issues, now works like a charm

    Ethernet controller: Ethernet Connnection (S) 1219 LM

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2018

    Cool Re: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

    Thanks, ZhurX!! I'd just bought a new Lenovo and partitioned it for Ubuntu. I've never had trouble with the e1000 driver before; this was a new one for me. Thanks for tracking this down (I did not get an error in the system logs).

  8. #8
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    Feb 2008
    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

    Re: network UNCLAIMED (Intel I219-V) --ubuntu 16.04.2LTS

    Back to sleep old thread!

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