[Solved]Wired ethernet connection not working

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andysdp
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[Solved]Wired ethernet connection not working

Post by andysdp » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:38 am

Hi

I have just purchased a new PC to replace / upgrade our file server. Have installed Mint 11 and all is good, however I can't get the wired ethernet connection to work. Bit of a problem for a file server!! Have installed Linux many, many times and never had a problem. I always use fixed IP addresses - enter the required info and away it goes, normally. It is reporting that there is a successful connection, but no internet and can't ping anything on the network. I think this is probably a driver issue. This is the newest machine I have ever used for Linux! inxi gives the following:

System: Host sdp-linuxmint Kernel 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint 11 Katya
Network: Card Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver r8169

The motherboard is an Asus M5A78L-M. The machine was purchased from PCSpecialist without an OS, and is the 3rd machine I have had from them recently, and the others are proving to be really good (unfortunately having to run M$ Win7 though!!)

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Many thanks

Andy
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Re: Wired ethernet connection not working

Post by andysdp » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:28 am

Thanks but I have solved this. Looking through other posts I found this

http://www.rvdavid.net/how-to-get-gigab ... s+Blog+%29

It appears that on installation Mint11 is associating the wrong driver for my card. Downloading and installing the correct one seems to have fixed it.

Driver should be r8168 not r8169 for my particular Realtek card.

Hope this helps someone else.

Andy

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Re: [Solved]Wired ethernet connection not working

Post by revolutionB » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:54 pm

Had the same issue.
All I ended up doing was blacklisting the r8169 driver. Mint did the rest.

add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

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#blacklist r8169 driver
blacklist r8169

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Re: [Solved]Wired ethernet connection not working

Post by kaleido » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:14 pm

Hi,
can someone help me with terminal commands for

"add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

#blacklist r8169 driver
blacklist r8169"

newbie here :)
what do I type to add this in?

Thanks

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