Wired Network (Ethernet) not working - Intel I-217-V

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Doruletz
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Wired Network (Ethernet) not working - Intel I-217-V

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Hi.

I just built a new machine, see specs bellow.

I know MATE is OK, but...
Being a stuborn and old fashioned guy, I am still very much in love with the wonderful Gnome 2 Desktop and Linux Mint 9 Isadora Gnome.
Not all of my new hardware is included in the 2.6 kernel...
Everything works except for sound and wired network (Ethernet).
Can somebody please give me a step by step in manually installing and moding the driver for my Giga PHY Intel I-217-V onboard Ethernet?
And also for my Realtek ALC892 onboard sound card?
Thanks

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Re: Wired Network (Ethernet) not working - Intel I-217-V

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Ya know, you can upgrade your OS and kernel, and just install an older desktop environment.

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Re: Wired Network (Ethernet) not working - Intel I-217-V

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Jaxkr, why would you waste your time and mine just to make unwanted comments? If you can help, I welcome your reply anytime, otherwise just buzz off.

You say
Jaxkr wrote:Ya know, you can upgrade your OS and kernel, and just install an older desktop environment.
Unfortunately it does not work that way.
Ever since Gnome 3 (Kernel Linux 3.whatever), the glorious Gnome 2 desktop cannot be used anylonger.
MATE is an attempt to do just that, but it is not even close, lots of things simply do not work, or if they do it's still a mess.
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Re: Wired Network (Ethernet) not working - Intel I-217-V

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Well, there are a couple options I can think of and all come with risk.

1. Temporarily add a newer Ubuntu repo (i.e. raring) and update your kernel and maybe grub but that's it. Then remove the repo. This shouldn't break anything and if it does, you can set grub to boot into your old kernel again. It is possible to boot different distros into the same kernel because one is not necessarily dependent on the other.

2. Find the newest kernel 2.6 source and compile it yourself. I believe 2.6 is LTS. My CentOS install is using vmlnux-2.6.32-358.18.1 so there have been updates since Mint 9.

Those are the two easiest I can think of off the top of my head. It gets more complicated from there I think.

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Re: Wired Network (Ethernet) not working - Intel I-217-V

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Problem solved for wired networking (Ethernet card).

Here's the how to, in case other people might need it:
Download the Linux driver from this Intel link:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail ... ldID=15817

Untar the "e1000e-2.4.14.tar.gz" file
Open the resulting "e1000e-2.4.14" directory.
Open the "src" directory in Terminal

sudo make
sudo make install

The binary will be installed as:
/lib/modules/<KERNEL VERSION>/kernel/drivers/net/e1000e/e1000e.ko

Load the module using the modprobe command:
sudo modprobe e1000e

WORKED FOR ME!
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