cannot file a bug report...

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Jul 18 15:48:11 UTC 2016

On 18 July 2016 at 16:32, Peter Silva <peter at> 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 starts gathering information, then opens a blank window in chrome.
> that's all.  never get to the bug entry form.

Do you get the "Send problem report to the developers" popup?

Which ubuntu version are you using?

Are you sure it is not a broken card?
When it is running hot do 'top' or system monitory show that there is
high processor usage?


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