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Ubuntu on Intel D945GCLF (with Intel Atom)

The rig:

D945GCLF board
Intel Atom @ 1.6GHZ w/HT

It looks like it's a linux kernel bug:

The ethernet controller is:

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev ff)

does not seem to work in any of the Ubuntu versions.

Fix: recompile the kernel with patch

You can download my patched packages here (currently uploading, let me know if something is missing):

NOTE: I got the .udeb packages because of this warning: dpkg-gencontrol: warning: deb package with udeb specific field Kernel-Version

or you can do the following steps if you don't trust me:

apt-get source linux-source-2.6.24

apt-get build-dep linux-source-2.6.24

aptitude install install devscripts build-essential fakeroot

cd linux-2.6.24/

Get this patch:

patch -p 1 < patch-r8169.patch

debuild -us -uc -b

Install the kernel that applies to you:

dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.24-21-generic_2.6.24-21.42_i386.deb

Reboot with new kernel. Verify that the dropped packet is zero or a realistic number.

Other related links:



This is the triaged report in Launchpad:


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