Comment 19 for bug 562742

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Jane Atkinson (irihapeti) wrote :

After further testing, I finally encountered an error: the ethernet chip not being activated at all (slow blink on ethernet switch, no connection).

However, to my surprise, I was able to fix it by issuing the commands:

sudo rmmod r8169
sudo modprobe r8169

No turning off at the wall, or even rebooting needed. (The first command may not have been necessary.)

It's kept the correct MAC address throughout.

I wonder if this is connected with booting between other distros. I've had it happen occasionally in the past when I was playing with Puppy linux and running Hardy as my main OS.