Bug 1260820 - r8169 Ethernet needs autoneg off
r8169 Ethernet needs autoneg off
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2015-09-07 20:42 EDT by D. Wagner
Modified: 2015-12-02 13:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-12-02 10:16:13 EST
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Description D. Wagner 2015-09-07 20:42:25 EDT
Description of problem:

When I boot, I have no Ethernet network: the Ethernet card reports it is in a link down state.  I'm using a r8169 Ethernet card.  To get my Ethernet card to establish a link, I have to manually disable autonegotiation:

# cat /etc/rc.d/rc.local 
ethtool -s p2p1 autoneg off

As soon as I disable autonegotiation, it connects immediately.  This is 100% reproducible.  I don't have to do anything special; it's this way immediately after boot.

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However it's been like this for a while (I just haven't gotten around to reporting it until now).

# lspci -vv
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 230a
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
        Kernel modules: r8169

Some excerpts from /var/log/messages:

Sep  7 16:47:22 x kernel: r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
Sep  7 16:47:22 x kernel: r8169 0000:02:00.0 eth0: RTL8168evl/8111evl at 0xff
ffc90001b96000, b8:97:5a:13:83:b6, XID 0c900800 IRQ 28
Sep  7 16:47:22 x kernel: r8169 0000:02:00.0 eth0: jumbo features [frames: 92
00 bytes, tx checksumming: ko]
Sep  7 16:47:22 x kernel: r8169 0000:02:00.0 p2p1: renamed from eth0
Sep  7 16:47:24 x NetworkManager[700]: <info>  (p2p1): carrier is OFF
Sep  7 16:47:24 x kernel: [    3.281498] r8169 0000:02:00.0 p2p1: link down
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