[ltp] x100e ethernet

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 12 May 2011 22:03:27 -0300

On Thu, 12 May 2011, Robert Tomsick wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-05-11 at 15:30 -0700, Clinton Baker wrote:
> > Has anyone else seen this on an x100e or another machine with the 
> > RTL8111/8168B ethernet card?  I've not yet found anything searching 
> > google.  This little thing is perfect in every way except for this one
> > problem. 
> No, but it appears that the Realtek card you have has had plenty of
> issues in the past:

Well, RealTek NICs are buggy, el-cheap-o _crap_, plain and simple.

It should be possible to band-aid the driver enough that it will at least
try to keep the thing working, though.  You'll have to look for r8169 bugs
in bugzilla.kernel.org, and help people track down and fix it.

> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/91895
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/347711
> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12411
> Ubuntu #347711 might be related to your issue, no?

Looks like it, yes.  But check comment #8 in

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh