cannot file a bug report...

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Mon Jul 18 15:46:18 UTC 2016

On Monday 18 July 2016 11:32:23 Peter Silva wrote:

> Just discovered my ethernet card (which is disconnected) consumes
> 19 watts on my laptop.  when I do sudo rmmod r8168 after about ten
> minutes the laptop is completely cool, normal consumption is something
> like 11W for the whole machine now (was 24W before.)   Checked through
> the db and it does not appear to be an existing bug.
> ubuntu-bug r8168-dkms
It was, I believe, previously noted in the thread about the battery 
button. 19 watts, in the physical space occupied by the usual ethernet 
port, would quite likely start a fire.

The rest of that report seems to be fairly accurate. So just ignore the 
ethernet as line one, Its bogus as a $3 bill in these parts.

> It starts gathering information, then opens a blank window in chrome.
> that's all.  never get to the bug entry form.
> ideas?

Not at the instant as my lappy is much older, new when amd was making 
1.4Ghz turion's for laptops, and stashed in the closet. So what I'd see 
has no relation to this.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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