Re: Network problem
Thanks for the reply...
I tried unloading and loading the driver but it didn't work though. I'll
try some of your other suggestions. Maybe I'll find something.
On Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:59:46 +0100, Dean Hamstead <email@example.com>
The kernel may not be aware that something is wrong. Your email has
garbled which driver is in use, could you please clarify and also which
kernel version are you using?
Some steps i suggest are...
- see if traffic is leaving your machine (mirror ports, hubs or a cross
over to another machine. then use tcpdump or wireshark)
- try unloading and loading the driver, does it work again?
- check what options are available for the driver, and play with any you
- update your kernel
some more exotic things to check...
- check that iptables isnt being triggered by something?
- it could be an irq conflict, especially if the card (or driver) doesnt
play nicely with shared irqs. you may be able to clear the share by
disabling an unused serial or parallel port
- following from the above, you could change to polled rather than irq
and see what happens. polling uses lots more cpu (ok thats an over
simplification, it is better in some circumstances)
- maybe your dns lease is expiring?
On Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:44:04 +0100, regexes wrote:
I just aquired a new Lenovo G770 laptop and am having a strange issue
the Ethernet Controller.
Network connection works fine for a few minutes then dies. The interface
is still configured though but it just stops working. There are no error
messages in dmesg either.
My router is not a problem. Access is granted and it does work to begin
with and the logs show nothing abnormal.
I've seen a few threads concering the G770 with Ubuntu but nothing that
addresses this problem.
Output of ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
inet addr:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Bcast:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
inet6 addr: xxxx::xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3983 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3139 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
RX bytes:4773236 (4.5 MiB) TX bytes:457213 (446.4
The output of lspic -v
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast
Ethernet (rev c1)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3979
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
Memory at d0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable-
Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [6c] Vital Product Data
Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities:  Device Serial Number
Kernel driver in use: atl101:00.0
Anybody have an idea what could be happening with the Eternet controller
and how I can fix it?
Another issue are the function keys. On my old Thinkpad, the
tpb package worked very well, however, that package isn't available on
amd64. What other possibility is there to get the function keys to work?
Thanks for any help!
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