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Hi, I already posted this on the linux mint forum, but got no response. I've installed Mint 13 some week ago, wireless works out of the box (improvement from previous ...
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    Mint 13 - Ethernet not working on ideapad u160


    Hi,
    I already posted this on the linux mint forum, but got no response.

    I've installed Mint 13 some week ago, wireless works out of the box (improvement from previous mint/ubuntu version).
    But Ethernet (which always worked out of the box) does not.
    I've tried to connect to two different networks, at work and at school, both times the same result...

    Mint 13 tells me "Wired: cable unplugged"

    after plugging the network cable for the first time,
    ifconfig gives me horrible things like:

    >> ifconfig eth0
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr <MY_MAC_HERE>
    BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:511101108105 errors:3092376452400 dropped:1030792150800 overruns:515396075400 frame:2576980377000
    TX packets:515396075400 errors:2061584301600 dropped:0 overruns:515396075400 carrier:1030792150800
    collisions:2576980377000 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:515396075400 (515.3 GB) TX bytes:515396075400 (515.3 GB)
    Interrupt:44

    and those numbers keep increasing even after unplugging.

    >> sudo ifconfig eth0 down (and/or) up

    has no effect at all.

    >> lspci | grep -i eth
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)

    Any ideas?

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    what does lsmod show is loading for eth0?

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    Hi,
    the problem got solved by itself.

    Don't know how, maybe some system update fixed it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedru View Post
    Hi,
    the problem got solved by itself.

    Don't know how, maybe some system update fixed it...
    I bet I know what it was. . . your kernel version and the mod for the ethernet card were not on the same kernel version. Happens to me in Fedora if I don't pay attention with my wireless. The kmod-wl package and my kernel version need to be the same or it won't load the wireless driver. Glad to hear it works!

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    mod == module?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedru View Post
    mod == module?
    Yeah, sorry for not being quite specific enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktech11 View Post
    Yeah, sorry for not being quite specific enough
    No worries.
    Thanks for your reply, I learned something! =)

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