Linux Mint 18 No Ethernet available.

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cowl
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Linux Mint 18 No Ethernet available.

Post by cowl »

Hi i installed Linux mint today and have no ethernet connection.
here is the NIC info.

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> inxi -Fxz
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
ifconfig shows no ethernet inerface.
at first lsmod reported r8169 module loaded but not in use. after reading the forums i tried to install r8168.
the sittuation remains the same

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[    0.911321] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
[    0.911327] r8169 0000:03:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control
[    0.911415] r8169 0000:03:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003)
[    0.911442] r8169 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A: failed to register GSI
[    0.911444] r8169 0000:03:00.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): enable failure
[    0.911449] r8169: probe of 0000:03:00.0 failed with error -16
and this is the error in the dmesg. (it's the same whether I load r8169 or r8168 module)

any suggestions?
JeremyB
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Re: Linux Mint 18 No Ethernet available.

Post by JeremyB »

You may need to go into BIOS and reset to defaults and/or change the IOMMU setting if there is one
cowl
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Re: Linux Mint 18 No Ethernet available.

Post by cowl »

Already did that.
tried tens of solutions from other forums also (ubuntu arch etc). no way to make it work.
at the end I had to go back to 17.3.

It's said to see Linux go back in the dark nineties driver wise.
Realtek is so common a card (and my notebook "Dell latitude 3350" so common among business users) that they really should make sure these common drivers work before recommending a kernel.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 No Ethernet available.

Post by HyperBaton »

Were you ever able to find an answer to this problem? I'm experiencing the exact same issue on a Dell Latitude 3350.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 No Ethernet available.

Post by HyperBaton »

To come back to my own post: I was able to 'fix' this by downgrading the kernel from 4.4 to 3.19. 4.2 also didn't work for me. I was on Ubuntu 14.04 by the way, not Mint.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 No Ethernet available.

Post by DC80 »

I have the same problem... Only I have not a notebook (Actually I do but not a Dell) nor a Hell... Uh... Dell. Disable IPV6 works only temporary. After a while it is coming back...

I'm testing Mint 18 KDE BETA at the moment but since it contains the same my hope on better networking is slim...

[edit] Internet WiFi on my laptop HP G61 not working after installing LM18 KDE 64bit beta. Again NO IPV4 address.

its strange, IPV6 gets assigned while IPV4 is dead...

[edit] inxi -Fxz tells me the state of WiFi is down... I go see if I get it up.

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sudo ifup
does not work...

Actually it does only it says "unknown interface"

[edit/update] if your connection is broken due to this problem try the following workaround:

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sudo ifconfig <your-interface> down
The same command goes for up. It should work until there is a permanent solution for this problem...
"The future is predeterment by those who shape it"
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