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Realtek RTL8168B Problem

Postby carpenma on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:56 pm

Hello, I just installed Linux Mint 14 64 Bit on my desktop and am having trouble getting my Realtek network adapter (details included in the attached image) to connect to my network. Whenever it tries to connect I receive a notification saying "Activation of network connection failed". When this happened originally I followed the steps I found in another thread to download and install a different set of drivers from Realtek found here:http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3 but this was not able to solve the problem.

The Network area of the System Information program shows that (albeit a very small amount of) traffic has been sent and received from the device (about 1/10th of a MiB in each direction) but I am unable to even ping my router. Since the dmesg errors all seemed to revolve around IPv6 issues I set that to "Ignore" in my network settings but the problem still persists.

Here is the output of lsmod (r8168 is near the bottom):
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Module                  Size  Used by
uas                    17844  0
usb_storage            48838  1
bnep                   18140  2
rfcomm                 46619  12
parport_pc             32688  0
ppdev                  17073  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32007  1
coretemp               13400  0
snd_hda_codec_realtek    77876  1
kvm_intel             132759  0
kvm                   414070  1 kvm_intel
lp                     17759  0
microcode              22803  0
snd_hda_intel          33491  5
snd_hda_codec         134212  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              13602  1 snd_hda_codec
serio_raw              13215  0
snd_pcm                96580  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
b43                   369753  0
mac80211              539908  1 b43
parport                46345  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
cfg80211              206566  2 b43,mac80211
bcma                   35656  1 b43
ssb_hcd                12869  0
snd_seq_midi           13324  0
snd_rawmidi            30512  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                61521  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
nouveau               895609  2
snd_timer              29425  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         14497  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
lpc_ich                17061  0
mac_hid                13205  0
ttm                    83595  1 nouveau
btusb                  18334  0
drm_kms_helper         46784  1 nouveau
bluetooth             209199  22 bnep,rfcomm,btusb
snd                    78734  20 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm                   275528  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i7core_edac            23571  0
soundcore              15047  1 snd
i2c_algo_bit           13413  1 nouveau
mxm_wmi                12979  1 nouveau
snd_page_alloc         18484  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
video                  19335  1 nouveau
edac_core              52451  3 i7core_edac
wmi                    19070  2 nouveau,mxm_wmi
hid_generic            12493  0
firewire_ohci          40401  0
usbhid                 46947  0
firewire_core          64368  1 firewire_ohci
hid                   100366  2 hid_generic,usbhid
crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core
ssb                    52036  2 b43,ssb_hcd
r8168                 248516  0
pata_jmicron           12747  0


and the relevant snippets from dmesg:
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[    1.706310] eth%d: RTL8168C/8111C at 0xffffc9001179c000, 00:1f:bc:00:ca:4e, IRQ 44
[    1.731301] eth0: Identified chip type is 'RTL8168C/8111C'.
[    1.732391] eth%d: RTL8168C/8111C at 0xffffc9001179e000, 00:1f:bc:00:ca:4f, IRQ 45
[    1.757407] eth1: Identified chip type is 'RTL8168C/8111C'.
[   18.607988] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   18.607993] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[   20.070279] r8168: eth0: link down
[   20.070915] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   20.071911] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   20.095147] r8168: eth1: link down
[   20.095819] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[   20.096015] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[   21.773455] r8168: eth1: link up
[   21.774085] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
[   22.093928] r8168: eth1: link up


Realtek.png
Hardware details for ethernet adapter


Thank you very much for your help! If I need to provide any more information please let me know!

-Matt
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Re: Realtek RTL8168B Problem

Postby bigj231 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:39 pm

It seems that the included kernel driver should work without issue.http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=126311

Try updating your system (if you have an alternate way to download updates) with:
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
You can also try reinstalling and see if that fixes your issue.
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Re: Realtek RTL8168B Problem

Postby carpenma on Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:52 am

I don't think it was working when I originally installed it either.. I could be wrong though, I'll try reinstalling and see if that fixes the issue. Thanks

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Re: Realtek RTL8168B Problem

Postby carpenma on Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:31 pm

That did the trick. Thanks

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