Internet conection fail (cable)

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Internet conection fail (cable)

Postby sheep92 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:46 am

Hello everyone,

I have a problem with my internet connection. Wifi works just fine but my Thinkpad T60 just won't detect the a normal cable. Before I used the same PC with Windows and everything worked fine. is there some extra package I have to install on Linux in order to use the cable?

If you need any information about my system just let me know how I can get it and post it here.

Thank you very much! :D
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Re: Internet conection fail (cable)

Postby stratus_ss on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:03 am

can you post the output of
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ifconfig -a


Also post the ouput of

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inxi -N


I have never had a problem with the wired port in the 8+ years working with linux, that has always been the one that worked.

It may be you have a problematic cable or, less likely there is a driver problem with your network card
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Re: Internet conection fail (cable)

Postby sheep92 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:37 am

Sorry part of it is in german but I think the important stuff is in english. I hope this helps.
The wire is ok I just tested it with a windows netbook. I tried a couple of things, discussed in the forum already but nothing worked. maybe the solution is easier than it seems to me...

here is the output:

ifconfig -a
irda0 Link encap:IrLAP Hardware Adresse 00:00:00:00
NOARP MTU:2048 Metrik:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
Kollisionen:0 Sendewarteschlangenlänge:8
RX-Bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX-Bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Lokale Schleife
inet Adresse:127.0.0.1 Maske:255.0.0.0
inet6-Adresse: ::1/128 Gültigkeitsbereich:Maschine
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metrik:1
RX packets:10134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
Kollisionen:0 Sendewarteschlangenlänge:0
RX-Bytes:880242 (880.2 KB) TX-Bytes:880242 (880.2 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet Hardware Adresse 00:19:7e:00:36:c7
inet Adresse:192.168.2.115 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Maske:255.255.255.0
inet6-Adresse: fe80::219:7eff:fe00:36c7/64 Gültigkeitsbereich:Verbindung
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metrik:1
RX packets:175796 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:131554 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
Kollisionen:0 Sendewarteschlangenlänge:1000
RX-Bytes:238284725 (238.2 MB) TX-Bytes:19317336 (19.3 MB)



inxi -N
Network: Card-1: Atheros AR5212 802.11abg NIC driver: ath5k
Card-2: Intel 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller


if you want me to translate something i will.

Thank you very much for dealing with my problems!
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Re: Internet conection fail (cable)

Postby stratus_ss on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:52 am

Ok so I have identified this as an Upstream problem... i.e. there was a bad commit into the Ubuntu repos. This seems to only effect 13.04/ Mint15.

There is a problem with the e1000 driver. You can try to install this one manually, though this is NOT a user friendly fix.

I could try to help you, but it is not for the feignt of heart.

Your options are to:

1) make sure you are running the latest updates. Possibly get a newer version of the kernel

2) revert to Mint 14

3) Wait for Mint 16

4) work in the nitty gritty and get down and dirty with the drivers.

I do not have this hardware so I cant precisely walk you through it but I have some idea of what to do
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Re: Internet conection fail (cable)

Postby sheep92 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:53 am

well then I'll just wait for mint 16 and I hope it will be fixed!

Thank you!
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