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Bug#514691: problem with the module r8169

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 05:39:09AM +0100, yellowprotoss wrote:
> Package: r8169
> Severity: normal
> The module r8169 which is reponsible of my network eth0 card, is out of order after 1 or 2 days of running machine uptime.
> So the trick I used to avoid this bug was in my /etc/crontab:
> 05 09   * * *   root    /etc/init.d/networking stop ;  rmmod r8169 ; sleep 3s ; modprobe -i r8169 ; sleep 2s ; ifconfig eth0 
> ; sleep 2s ; /etc/init.d/networking start ; ifconfig eth0
> but I dont like this way, and the r8169 may be more stable.
> Best regards to the wonderful DEBIAN TEAM!!
> Yellow

I would recommend to update from Debian Etch to Debian Lenny,
which provides a more recent kernel version.


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