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[Bug 1491761] Re: Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02) not working in 14.04 and 15.04


filip, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available from
the very top line at the top of the page from http://kernel.ubuntu.com
/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D (the release names are irrelevant for
testing, and please do not test the daily folder)? Install instructions
are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds . This
will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue.

If the latest kernel did not allow you to test to the issue (ex. you couldn't boot into the OS) please make a comment in your report about this, and continue to test the next most recent kernel version until you can test to the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this issue is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon, next to the word Tags, located at the bottom of the report description:

Where X, Y, and Z are numbers corresponding to the kernel version.

If the mainline kernel does not fix the issue, please add the following tags:

Please note, an error to install the kernel does not fit the criteria of

Once testing of the latest upstream kernel is complete, please mark this
report's Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results.

Thank you for your understanding.

** Tags removed: bios-outdated-f.23
** Tags added: latest-bios-f.23

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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  Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E
  PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02) not working in 14.04 and

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
  Sep  2 20:00:32 cq71 NetworkManager[579]: <info> (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169' ifindex: 2)
  Sep  2 20:00:32 cq71 NetworkManager[579]: <info> (eth0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/1
  Sep  2 20:00:32 cq71 NetworkManager[579]: <info> (eth0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
  Sep  2 20:00:32 cq71 NetworkManager[579]: <error> [1441216832.927980] [platform/nm-linux-platform.c:2250] link_change(): Netlink error changing link 2:  <UP> mtu 0 (1) driver 'r8169' udi '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:03:00.0/net/eth0': Invalid address for specified address family
  Sep  2 20:00:32 cq71 NetworkManager[579]: <info> (eth0): preparing device

  r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth0: RTL8102e at 0xffffc90004778000,
  00:00:00:00:00:00, XID 04c00000 IRQ 27

  03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
  	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 306c
  	Kernel driver in use: r8169

    *-network DISABLED
         description: Ethernet interface
         product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
         vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
         physical id: 0
         bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
         logical name: eth0
         version: 02
         size: 100Mbit/s
         capacity: 100Mbit/s
         width: 64 bits
         clock: 33MHz
         capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
         configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
         resources: irq:27 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d4010000-d4010fff memory:d4000000-d400ffff memory:d5000000-d500ffff

  i compiled the r8101 module from here:

  after i put in a "cloned mac adress" the card is functional.
  there is also an old bug report of this:
  ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.3
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  filip      1084 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=6f27858b-0ba5-46f9-b656-36f652d32cb0
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-16-generic root=UUID=c8c26d44-1f21-4878-8430-8e0fe79ffcc4 ro quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-16.16-generic 3.19.3
   linux-restricted-modules-3.19.0-16-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.19.0-16-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.143.3
   0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   	Soft blocked: no
   	Hard blocked: no
  Tags:  vivid
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] Bestand of map bestaat niet: '/var/log/udev'
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-16-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
  _MarkForUpload: True
  dmi.bios.date: 09/22/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: F.14
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: 306C
  dmi.board.vendor: Quanta
  dmi.board.version: 21.12
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Quanta
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.14:bd09/22/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pn:pvrRev1:rvnQuanta:rn306C:rvr21.12:cvnQuanta:ct10:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.version: Rev 1
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

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