[SOLVED] I lost my wired internet earlier this week

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[SOLVED] I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 14 Nov 2015 21:25

Last night I realize that I had been using WIFi, which I don't normally do because my wired connection is faster, but when I opened the Network Manager I discovered that the wired connection hadn't been used since 9 November. I don't know if I got an update that broke something, or what the update could be, but I tried unplugging and reconnecting my network cable, doing a full restart, and even getting my cable network service restarted, all to no avail. Thank Tux for a good wifi connection or else I'd be dead in the water. I did the 'net reset via Comcast's Android app but haven't called them yet because I wanted to see if there was something I should check with my laptop before I called them.

Update: I booted from a LiveUSB and the wired network worked without a hitch. The LiveUSB was burned Fri 25 Sep 2015 and grub.cfg has a reference to isofile '/solydk64_201506.iso'.

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 ~ $  inxi -FNzxx
System:    Host: solydpengteh Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) 
           Desktop: KDE 4.14.2 (Qt 4.8.6) dm: lightdm 
           Distro: SolydXK 8 solydxk 
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X555LAB v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: X555LAB.403 date: 06/12/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-5200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8786 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1386 MHz 2: 1773 MHz 3: 2131 MHz 4: 2261 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1616
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1360x768@59.96hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0 
           Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64
Network:   Card-1: MEDIATEK MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: mt7630e v: 2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0
           bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:7630
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (61.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM024_HN size: 1000.2GB serial: S32XJ9EG304302
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 13G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-2: /home size: 857G used: 554G (69%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 9.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 236 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 2364.2/7874.8MB 
           Init: systemd v: 215 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 4.9.2 alt: 4.8 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301 running in konsole) inxi: 2.1.28 

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 ~ $  cat /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
 ~ $  cat /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile

[ifupdown]
managed=false
 ~ $  sudo ifconfig
[sudo] password for peng: 
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:788 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:788 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:76326 (74.5 KiB)  TX bytes:76326 (74.5 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 40:b8:9a:43:c6:25  
          inet addr:10.0.0.5  Bcast:10.0.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: 2601:197:200:65db:42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 Scope:Global
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:6330 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5958 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:4493287 (4.2 MiB)  TX bytes:1256999 (1.1 MiB)

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Zill » 15 Nov 2015 00:08

BostonPeng: Open a terminal then open "/etc/network/interfaces" for editing:

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sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Add the line "auto eth0" to the end of the file.

Hit Ctrl-o to save and Ctrl-x to exit the nano editor.

Reboot the computer and, hopefully, the wired connection should be restored.

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 15 Nov 2015 00:52

Unfortunately it didn't work. I'm ready to try the next possibility.
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 15 Nov 2015 04:27

I remember something that I believe came in on Monday that was a pretty big update that may be what knocked out my wired internet: I believe Monday was the day a kernel update came in. Could that be what borked my wired network connection?
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 20 Dec 2015 04:00

When I saw a kernel update recently I hoped it might finally include a fix for my missing wired network, but alas, it's still broken. Does anyone have any idea what I might be able to try to get it back? I'd rather use my wired network than WiFi even if only for a faster connection while streaming audio or video. Here's an updated inxi -FNzxx:

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$  inxi -FNzxx
System:    Host: solydpengteh Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) 
           Desktop: KDE 4.14.2 (Qt 4.8.6) dm: lightdm Distro: SolydXK 8 solydxk                                                      
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X555LAB v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: X555LAB.403 date: 06/12/2015                             
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-5200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8787 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2361 MHz 2: 2240 MHz 3: 2356 MHz 4: 2200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1616
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1360x768@59.96hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0 
           Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64
Network:   Card-1: MEDIATEK MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: mt7630e v: 2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0
2.3.0 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:7630
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (77.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM024_HN size: 1000.2GB serial: S32XJ9EG304302 temp: 33C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 13G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-2: /home size: 857G used: 703G (87%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 9.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 239 Uptime: 21 min Memory: 2736.8/7874.8MB 
           Init: systemd v: 215 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 4.9.2 alt: 4.8 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301 running in yakuake) inxi: 2.1.28 
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby xendistar » 20 Dec 2015 08:43

I have the same Network card and don't have any issue (running EE64bit), here is the network section from inxi results

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Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
So I would suggest that the issue is somewhere else, have you tried booting from a live CD\DVD to see if your ethernet card work then??

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Zill » 20 Dec 2015 12:00

BostonPeng: As xendistar suggested, see if you have wired internet connectivity out-of-the-box with a Live CD\DVD or USB.

If the Live session fails then it looks like you may have a hardware problem.

Alternatively, if the Live session works, then I suggest you go back to your installed system and open a terminal and post the full output of the following two commands:

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cat /etc/network/interfaces
cat /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 20 Dec 2015 12:33

I see from the output in your OP that you're missing "auto eth0" in your /etc/network/interfaces:

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# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp


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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 20 Dec 2015 16:41

@xendistar and zil:
I made an ETA on my OP stating that it works fine off a LiveUSB. It seems to have broken with the kernel upgrade shortly before my OP. Unfortunately I"m still needing a fix with the latest kernel upgrade.

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~ $ cat /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth0
~ $ cat /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile

[ifupdown]
managed=false
~ $ 
@Schoelje:
I added it in response to Zil's suggestion on 14 Nov. I should have posted the update sooner. My bad.
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Zill » 20 Dec 2015 17:43

BostonPeng: Please open a terminal and post the full outputs of the following four commands:

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cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
ls -l /sys/class/net
ip addr
sudo ifconfig -a

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 20 Dec 2015 18:40

Here you go, zil:

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 ~ $ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
# program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.
#
# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single
# line, and change only the value of the NAME= key.

# PCI device 0x8086:0x100e (e1000)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="08:00:27:52:fe:13", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="1c:b7:2c:99:13:3d", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth1"

# PCI device 0x14c3:0x7630 (mt7630e)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="40:b8:9a:43:c6:25", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
 ~ $  ls -l /sys/class/net
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Dec 20 12:02 lo -> ../../devices/virtual/net/lo
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Dec 20 12:02 wlan0 -> ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.0/net/wlan0
peng@solydpengteh ~ $ ip addr
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 40:b8:9a:43:c6:25 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 10.0.0.5/24 brd 10.0.0.255 scope global dynamic wlan0
       valid_lft 599046sec preferred_lft 599046sec
    inet6 2601:197:200:65db:42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 scope global noprefixroute dynamic 
       valid_lft 178169sec preferred_lft 178169sec
    inet6 fe80::42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
 ~ $ sudo ifconfig -a
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:3681 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3681 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:298002 (291.0 KiB)  TX bytes:298002 (291.0 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 40:b8:9a:43:c6:25  
          inet addr:10.0.0.5  Bcast:10.0.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: 2601:197:200:65db:42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 Scope:Global
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:7737 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5845 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:4004418 (3.8 MiB)  TX bytes:1178940 (1.1 MiB)

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Zill » 20 Dec 2015 19:21

BostonPeng: It looks to me like you have had two ethernet interfaces installed at some time as both eth0 and eth1 appear in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules:

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# PCI device 0x8086:0x100e (e1000)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="08:00:27:52:fe:13", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="1c:b7:2c:99:13:3d", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth1"
If the "e1000" interface no longer exists then I suggest you could try editing the r8169 line so that this becomes the new eth0.

First backup the old file so that you can always go back if it doesn't work:

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sudo cp /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules_backup
Then edit the original file (with sudo nano) by commenting out the "e1000" section and edit the "r8169" section, changing eth1 to eth0 so that it looks as follows:

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# PCI device 0x8086:0x100e (e1000)
#SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="08:00:27:52:fe:13", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", #ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="1c:b7:2c:99:13:3d", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
Make sure you save the edits and then reboot with the ethernet cable plugged in.

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 21 Dec 2015 03:24

Survey says? No wired 'net. Here's the output again.

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peng@solydpengteh ~ $  cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
# program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.
#
# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single
# line, and change only the value of the NAME= key.

# PCI device 0x8086:0x100e (e1000)
#SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="08:00:27:52:fe:13", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="1c:b7:2c:99:13:3d", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x14c3:0x7630 (mt7630e)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="40:b8:9a:43:c6:25", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  ls -l /sys/class/net
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Dec 20 21:50 lo -> ../../devices/virtual/net/lo
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Dec 20 21:51 wlan0 -> ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.0/net/wlan0
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  ip addr
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 40:b8:9a:43:c6:25 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 10.0.0.5/24 brd 10.0.0.255 scope global dynamic wlan0
       valid_lft 603992sec preferred_lft 603992sec
    inet6 2601:197:200:65db:42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 scope global noprefixroute dynamic 
       valid_lft 320450sec preferred_lft 320450sec
    inet6 fe80::42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  sudo ifconfig -a
[sudo] password for peng: 
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:1134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:103194 (100.7 KiB)  TX bytes:103194 (100.7 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 40:b8:9a:43:c6:25  
          inet addr:10.0.0.5  Bcast:10.0.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: 2601:197:200:65db:42b8:9aff:fe43:c625/64 Scope:Global
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:10489 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:9186 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:9374447 (8.9 MiB)  TX bytes:4976933 (4.7 MiB)

peng@solydpengteh ~ $ 
I tried to booting off my LiveUSB, but for some reason I can't get my laptop to do a boot from USB so I'm snagging the ISO again and I'll burn a LiveDVD and see if I can boot off that and confirm that my wired 'net works from the DVD.
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Zill » 21 Dec 2015 12:55

BostonPeng: Please open a terminal and post the full outputs of the following eight commands:

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apt update
apt upgrade
lspci
lsmod | grep r816
uname -r
locate r816
ls -l /etc/modprobe.d/
df -h

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 21 Dec 2015 16:45

This is interesting. I got nothing for "lsmod | grep r816." Here's the full output.

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peng@solydpengteh ~ $  apt update
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                      
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease                        
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                    
Hit http://repository.solydxk.com solydxk InRelease                  
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages              
Ign http://ftp.debian.org jessie InRelease                           
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                          
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib amd64 Packages           
Hit http://repository.solydxk.com solydxk/import amd64 Packages                
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie-backports InRelease                           
Hit http://repository.solydxk.com solydxk/upstream amd64 Packages              
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie Release.gpg                                   
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
Hit http://repository.solydxk.com solydxk/main amd64 Packages                  
Get:1 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-backports/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [12.6 kB]
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages                            
Hit http://repository.solydxk.com solydxk/import i386 Packages                 
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages                            
Get:2 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-backports/contrib amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [2,608 B]
Hit http://repository.solydxk.com solydxk/upstream i386 Packages               
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                    
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free amd64 Packages          
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main i386 Packages      
Hit http://repository.solydxk.com solydxk/main i386 Packages                   
Get:3 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-backports/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [1,702 B]
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib i386 Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free i386 Packages
Get:4 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-backports/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex [13.6 kB]
Get:5 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-backports/contrib i386 Packages/DiffIndex [2,608 B]
Get:6 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-backports/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex [1,564 B]
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie Release
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie/contrib amd64 Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie/non-free amd64 Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie/contrib i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org jessie/non-free i386 Packages
Fetched 34.7 kB in 3s (10.9 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  apt upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Camarillo Device (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev e3)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev e3)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev e3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP Thermal Management Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: MEDIATEK Corp. MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  lsmod | grep r816
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  uname -r
3.16.0-4-amd64
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  locate r816
/lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64/include/config/r8169.h
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  ls -l /etc/modprobe.d/
total 376
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     18 Sep 22  2014 alsa-base-blacklist.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     34 Sep 22  2014 alsa-base.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    154 Dec 18  2014 amd64-microcode-blacklist.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      0 Sep 22  2014 dkms.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     75 Sep 25  2014 etc-modules-parameters.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    390 Sep 28  2014 fbdev-blacklist.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     23 Nov  7  2010 i915-kms.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    154 Oct 19  2014 intel-microcode-blacklist.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     51 May 10  2014 modesetting.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 340732 Oct 19 11:58 ndiswrapper.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    119 Oct  7  2013 oss-compat.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     26 Nov  7  2010 radeon-kms.conf
peng@solydpengteh ~ $  df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb3        51G   13G   36G  27% /
udev             10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs           1.6G  9.8M  1.5G   1% /run
tmpfs           3.8G  126M  3.7G   4% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           3.8G     0  3.8G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sdb4       857G  648G  166G  80% /home
/dev/sdb1       300M  132K  300M   1% /boot/efi
tmpfs           769M  8.0K  769M   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sda1       3.7G  1.6G  2.1G  44% /media/peng/SOLYDXK
peng@solydpengteh ~ $ 
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Zill » 21 Dec 2015 18:06

BostonPeng: You could try to update initramfs and then reboot:

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sudo update-initramfs -u

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 21 Dec 2015 18:28

There's still no joy in Mudville. As I posted over here, I think it's time for a reinstall. Enough things have turned into the fuzzy end of a lollipop that it may be time for a fresh start. I hate the thought of having to start with a clean system, though, and I'll have to see about making sure my data files don't go into the Great Bitbucket in the Sky. Thank Tux I have a drive I should be able to back up my data on to so I can make sure I don't lose anything vital. I'd hate to think about how many DVD-R's I'd go through and how long it will take to back up almost 700 gigs of data.
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby Zill » 21 Dec 2015 21:25

BostonPeng: I have to agree that, in view of all the various "funnies" you have reported, a clean install is probably the quickest and easiest way to get back to a fully working system.

Regarding your user data, I was horrified to see that you do not apparently have any existing backups. Hard drives can, and do, fail without any warning and so, if your data is important to you then regular (and verified) backups are not optional - they are essential. SolydXK provides luckyBackup by default and this is an excellent application that I can totally recommend. If for some reason you prefer an alternative solution then this is fine as long as you always have reliable backups!

I also saw on your other thread that you mentioned Bleachbit. This is, IMHO, a very dangerous application that has been known to damage systems. As such, I strongly recommend that this, and similar "Windows-like" applications, are never used on Linux systems. See "Why Linux cleanup utilities are dangerous"

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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 21 Dec 2015 21:41

I did a backup when I installed the system, but I never got in the habit of regular backups. And yeah, I'm yelling at myself for that, especially since I got a spindle of DVD-R's and an external drive to do backups to. I'm doing a backup now, but I need to figure out if there's a way to backup my podcast info in Amarok. I have older eps of some shows I haven't heard yet and I'd hate to lose the info about what the episodes contain.

As far as Bleachbit goes, this will be the last time I have it installed on my systems. I didn't realize it could cause so many problems.
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Re: I lost my wired internet earlier this week

Postby BostonPeng » 27 Dec 2015 04:03

I did a reinstall last night and my laptop is humming along beautifully. Thanks for all the help, everyone. I'll mark this thread [SOLVED].
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