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bin4ry
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No network connection

Post by bin4ry »

Hello,

I have just started getting into Linux Mint. I did a full install, but I can't seem to connect to the internet. I've done about 2 hours worth of searching on the internet, but nothing seems to work. I tried searching for a linux driver (Realtek RTL8111/8168B), and installed it successfully, but it still isn't working. If I knew it would be this much of a pain in the ass, I should've stuck to windows :D.

Here's where I downloaded the driver from: Realtek: LINUX driver for kernel 2.6.x and 2.4.x (Support x86 and x64)

Whenever I try connecting, it tries finding a connection, then returns saying it cannot connect.

Here's some data (some people asked for this in other posts I was reading..)
ifconfig

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eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1a:92:e3:7c:39  
          inet6 addr: fe80::21a:92ff:fee3:7c39/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:31183 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1906626 (1.9 MB)  TX bytes:2304 (2.3 KB)
          Interrupt:28 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:76 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:76 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:5120 (5.1 KB)  TX bytes:5120 (5.1 KB)

lshw

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  *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:1a:92:e3:7c:39
       size: 10MB/s
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
       resources: irq:28 ioport:b800(size=256) memory:ff9ff000-ff9fffff memory:ff9c0000-ff9dffff(prefetchable)

lspci

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03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 81aa
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
	I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
	Memory at ff9ff000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Expansion ROM at ff9c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [48] Vital Product Data <?>
	Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable+
	Capabilities: [60] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [84] Vendor Specific Information <?>
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
	Capabilities: [12c] Virtual Channel <?>
	Capabilities: [148] Device Serial Number 68-81-ec-10-00-00-00-1a
	Capabilities: [154] Power Budgeting <?>
	Kernel driver in use
nm-tool

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NetworkManager Tool

State: disconnected

- Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            r8169
  State:             disconnected
  Default:           no
  HW Address:        00:1A:92:E3:7C:39

  Capabilities:
    Carrier Detect:  yes
    Speed:           10 Mb/s

  Wired Properties
    Carrier:         on

Help!
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Re: No network connection

Post by remoulder »

[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

“The people are my God” stressing the factor determining man’s destiny lies within man not in anything outside man, and thereby defining man as the dominator and remoulder of the world.
bin4ry
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Re: No network connection

Post by bin4ry »

Thanks for the reply. I tried it and still nothing works, even after a reboot.
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Re: No network connection

Post by remoulder »

Please post the output of lsmod
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

“The people are my God” stressing the factor determining man’s destiny lies within man not in anything outside man, and thereby defining man as the dominator and remoulder of the world.
ColJep
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Re: No network connection

Post by ColJep »

I have found that if you right click on the network icon after booting and disable networking for about 30 seconds then re enable it, a connection will be made.

My motherboard is Asus M4A785TD-EVO
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Re: No network connection

Post by k_sroy »

Team Linux Mint,

Since beginning of my computer knowledge I was always very fond of Linux due to its strong Security feature. But always unable to run the OS due to Driver problem. Recently I had come to know about Linux-Mint and I installed Linux Mint9-KDE Amd 64 full version in my Windows7 partition. Everything (Graphics, Sound, DVDWriter) are working properly except Internet connection. I am using Cable BroadBand connection. I had configured the Network Connection as the same way I did in Win7. A small Ethernet connection icon is also showing connected. But Firefox is unable to connect. I had also tried the other browser which comes with this package, but the result was same. :(
By going through the Forum on problems, I was unable to found similar problem. Hence requesting you help. I had also spoke with the HelpLine of Internet Service Provider, though they are not expert in Linux but said I need to install the Driver of Ethernet Adopter. Installing with I will be able to view MyNetwork Connection(Windows) like Icon, and by configuring that will solve my problem.
Please find below my ispci and inxi -N status and attached screen shot of my Network Connection.

atom@mint ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:06.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d0)
atom@mint ~ $ inxi -N
Network: Card nVidia MCP61 Ethernet driver forcedeth
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