Why doesn’t Linux Mint recognize my Ethernet connection?

Larry Rawls February 4, 2012

On Mint 10 “julia” I lost all my network capabilities after a update. Now I do not even have the standard “hardwire” connection. How can I recover my Ethernet connection?

  1. Karkala Nayak
    February 4, 2012 at 5:07 am

    The way is to laboriously track down each fault and fix the problem, perhaps that requires a newer version of the application or chasing down bugs (if they exist) and suggested fixes..

    Even more laborious, actually debug or troubleshoot the OS with some debugger program

    Scenario 2: Using strace=The strace command is a powerful tool that shows all of the system calls issued by a user-space program.


    In network manager make sure that IPv6 is set to none or ignore.

    If that does not resolve it:
    (From this site http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2008/03/msg00058.html )

    There seems to be two kernel modules for your device. 8139too and 8139cp. 8139too is the correct driver. If both are being loaded, it may cause a conflict.

    If 8139cp is being loaded you will need to remove it.

    (modprobe -rv 8139cp).

    (lsmod | grep 8139)

    to verify that only the 8139too module is now loaded.

    Verify your network works by pinging an external site, one such as http://www.kernel.org or http://www.google.com

    If this resolves your problem, refer to the link to the debian site above for instructions on permanently blacklisting 8139cp

    Hope it Helped::

    your stranger,