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
> 10.1.1.2 ; sleep 2s ; /etc/init.d/networking start ; ifconfig eth0 10.1.1.2
> but I dont like this way, and the r8169 may be more stable.
> Best regards to the wonderful DEBIAN TEAM!!
I would recommend to update from Debian Etch to Debian Lenny,
which provides a more recent kernel version.