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Wired connection dropping

Postby cortexed on Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:28 pm

Hello
I have installed the new Linux Mint 13 on my desktop which is plugged into the network by cable and it can connect but then stops working. For example I can get to google but then when I hit the search button it just sits there for a few minutes spinning and then errors out. (Starts to work for a minutes then just stops and can't do anything online) Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby xenopeek on Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:11 pm

Please run the following command form the terminal and post the output here (you can copy text from the terminal).
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby cortexed on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:28 pm

Sorry for the late reply. Life gets in the way of what you want to do.
Anyway here is the results.

System: Host: watchtower Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Network: Card-1: NVIDIA CK804 Ethernet Controller driver: forcedeth port: bc00 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter driver: rtl8187 usb-ID: 0bda:8189

As a note I had to plug in an old USB wireless card just to get any internet at all (pretty slow).
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby cortexed on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:17 pm

This seems to have fixed my problem...course that would have been more difficult if I hadn't had the usb wireless drive...
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby cortexed on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:50 pm

Well apparently not. My problem is back. Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby spandey on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:52 am

Can you please post the output of
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby cortexed on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:58 pm

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:c6:c1:7d:85
inet addr:10.0.0.3 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21f:c6ff:fec1:7d85/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:8006 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3917 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1370445 (1.3 MB) TX bytes:384360 (384.3 KB)
Interrupt:23 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:546 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:546 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:39988 (39.9 KB) TX bytes:39988 (39.9 KB)

Of course at the moment it's working fine. The problem seems to be very intermittent.
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby TomOfHelatrobus on Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:30 am

i'm having the same problem. i think the issue is the realtek network card. network connection is great in windows 7 partition, but sucks in mint.

thomas@thomas-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $ inxi -SNx
System: Host: thomas-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
Card-2: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter driver: rtl8192ce port: 3000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
thomas@thomas-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:2e:5f:86:23:6b
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:49 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:11528 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:11528 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1271497 (1.2 MB) TX bytes:1271497 (1.2 MB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 20:10:7a:47:5c:a8
inet addr:192.168.0.12 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2210:7aff:fe47:5ca8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:109160 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:131533 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:93523883 (93.5 MB) TX bytes:29558574 (29.5 MB)
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby TomOfHelatrobus on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:51 pm

wait a second... did a system update on 9.29.12 and the connection has sped up crazy fast. maybe linux people fixed it?

update: scratch that. connection spotty and dropping again. completely unable to download webpages. unicorns is getting old.
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby TomOfHelatrobus on Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:50 am

looking at other threads, i don't see any cases of this problem being solved. apparently there is an unresolvable conflict between mint versions 11-13 and any realtek networking card. it seems the choices are between getting a different network card and using another operating system. Any suggestions on what network card would work better or what other linux OS would work better? I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and the network connection with windows 7 is fantastic, but I'd rather not use that for everyday applications.
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Re: Wired connection dropping

Postby beastmanh on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:02 pm

I'm having the same problem, but on my wireless...

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System: Host: hp-laptop Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi ver: in-tree: bus-ID: 04:00.0

ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr a0:b3:cc:47:49:a9
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:42 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:265512 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:265512 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:15099047 (15.0 MB) TX bytes:15099047 (15.0 MB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 84:a6:c8:15:6a:1c
inet addr:192.168.77.106 Bcast:192.168.77.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::86a6:c8ff:fe15:6a1c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:328288 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:247375 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:152215874 (152.2 MB) TX bytes:62690798 (62.6 MB)

I also have the same realtek wireless card. Is there any effort going into fixing this issue, or do I have to just give up on mint completely? I have noticed that when the connection drops, I can /etc/init.d/network-manager restart and the connection returns. But the problem occurs so often it makes it an enormous pain in the arse. Please, if anyone plans on working on this, let us know.

Thanks so much!
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