Failure to configure wired connection with Realtek 8111E on board LAN controller.

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Apr 10 23:57:14 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-04-10 at 23:33 +0000, Juan R. de Silva wrote: 
> On Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:16:02 +0000, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
> > I'm trying to test my new desktop system for compatibility before
> > installing anything on it. The system has ASUS P8P67 LGA1155 Sandy
> > Bridge B3 Motherboard with Realtec 8111E Gigabit LAN controller on
> > board.
> > 
> > I've tried Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.10 LiveCDs. Neither of them cannot
> > configure wired network connection automatically. Tried to google and
> > from what I read, it seems this controller is supposed to be supported
> > by latest kernels and to work out of box.
> > 
> > The problem is I cannot even be sure whether I have a faulty controller
> > or I am misinterpreted some info and this controller requires some
> > additional work to be done to make it connected.
> > 
> > Any input would be greatly appreciated.
> Sorry, I've forgotten an important detail. The new system has Intel Core 
> i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB. 
> It's a 64 bit CPU. Thus all LiveCDs mentioned in my first post were AMD64 
> LiveCDs.
> Could it be a problem?

OK, correct me if I'm wrong. You have a brand new system with no OS on
it yet? No windows partition to test the network with first? If only
Ubuntu, the very first bit of networking is when it sets your clock,
after you provide your time-zone / location. Is that when it fails?? If
so, reboot, go into your bios to make sure that the on-board network
device is enabled. Reboot, try again. If still no go, got it plugged in
to something like a hub or your cable modem or whatever and it's turned
on? If what you're connecting to ain't right, there is no network. LED's
flash? You can hope it'll be something simple like that. Or, maybe the
part IS faulty. That would be MOBO problem, since it's on-board. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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