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monkeyman2000 02-06-2013 08:20 PM

New motherboard - some distros have no usb, others OK
 
Hi, I have a new motherboard, a Gigabyte 970A-D3, "Ultra Durable", Rev 3.0. I want to get Ubuntu working on it, but so far, usb and networking don't work.

I've tried booting four different distros from live CDs to test. Here are the results:

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Knoppix 7.03: Kernel 3.4.4 #14 SMP PREEMPT. USB and networking work ok.

MarBSD 5.2: Kernel openBSD livecd.my.domain 5.2 GENERIC.MP#368 amd64. USB and networking work ok.

Xubuntu 12.10. Kernel 3.5.0.17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP x86-64. USB and networking DO NOT WORK.

System Rescue CD 3.1.1. Kernel 3.2.33-std311-amd64. USB and networking DO NOT WORK.
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So presumably the hardware is all right since it works with two of the four distros.

Also note that one of the failing distros kernel is newer than one of the succeeding ones.

Networking (wired ethernet) and USB are both built into the motherboard. Tested with two known-good USB devices in several ports, and a known-good network cable.

Can someone advise me on what is going on? Why does ubuntu fail and how can I get it to work?

I used to have a previous Revision of the motherboard with a different bios that worked with ubuntu. The new bios has UEFI and other new stuff, could that be somehow related? Maybe I need to change something in the bios, but I would have no idea what.

Or is it that the system's interrupts are somehow interfering with each other? But why for ubuntu but not old Knoppix?

Here are some of the messages I get from the logs with the failing distros:


Trying to connect a usb device:

Code:

[ 1037.812110] usb 4-1: >new full-speed USB device number 2 using ohci_hcd
[ 1037.951727] usb 4-1: >device descriptor read/64, error -32
[ 1038.195078] usb 4-1: >device descriptor read/64, error -32
[ 1038.434444] usb 4-1: >new full-speed USB device number 3 using ohci_hcd
[ 1038.574081] usb 4-1: >device descriptor read/64, error -32
[ 1038.817421] usb 4-1: >device descriptor read/64, error -32
[ 1039.056783] usb 4-1: >new full-speed USB device number 4 using ohci_hcd
[ 1039.463704] usb 4-1: >device not accepting address 4, error -32
[ 1039.599346] usb 4-1: >new full-speed USB device number 5 using ohci_hcd
[ 1040.006264] usb 4-1: >device not accepting address 5, error -32
[ 1040.006289] hub 4-0:1.0: >unable to enumerate USB device on port 1



Many NetworkManager errors. Normally it just connects to my network with DHCP:


Code:

Feb  7 06:06:36 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> NetworkManager (version 0.9.6.0) is starting...
Feb  7 06:06:36 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Read config file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
Feb  7 06:06:36 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> WEXT support is enabled
Feb  7 06:06:40 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> VPN: loaded org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp
Feb  7 06:06:40 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> DNS: loaded plugin dnsmasq
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: init!
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: update_system_hostname
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPluginIfupdown: management mode: unmanaged
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/0000:03:00.0/net/eth0, iface: eth0)
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: device added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/0000:03:00.0/net/eth0, iface: eth0): no ifupdown configuration found.
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo, iface: lo)
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: device added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo, iface: lo): no ifupdown configuration found.
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: end _init.
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2010 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    Ifupdown: get unmanaged devices count: 0
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: (25807664) ... get_connections.
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: (25807664) ... get_connections (managed=false): return empty list.
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]:    Ifupdown: get unmanaged devices count: 0
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> modem-manager is now available
Feb  7 06:06:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> WiFi enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> WWAN enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> WiMAX enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169' ifindex: 2)
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): now managed
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): bringing up device.
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): preparing device.
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'managed') [2]
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Added default wired connection 'Wired connection 1' for /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/0000:03:00.0/net/eth0
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
Feb  7 06:06:48 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 20)
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'carrier-changed') [20 30 40]
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Auto-activating connection 'Wired connection 1'.
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Feb  7 06:06:50 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Feb  7 06:06:51 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> dhclient started with pid 2540
Feb  7 06:06:51 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning IP6 addrconf.
Feb  7 06:06:51 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb  7 06:06:53 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
Feb  7 06:07:11 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): IP6 addrconf timed out or failed.
Feb  7 06:07:11 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:07:11 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:07:11 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:07:36 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> (eth0): DHCPv4 request timed out.
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 2540
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> Activation (eth0) failed for connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb  7 06:07:37 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Auto-activating connection 'Wired connection 1'.
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> dhclient started with pid 3417
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning IP6 addrconf.
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb  7 06:07:39 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
Feb  7 06:07:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): IP6 addrconf timed out or failed.

Feb  7 06:07:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:07:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:07:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:08:24 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> (eth0): DHCPv4 request timed out.
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 3417
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> Activation (eth0) failed for connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb  7 06:08:25 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Auto-activating connection 'Wired connection 1'.
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> dhclient started with pid 3513
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning IP6 addrconf.
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb  7 06:08:27 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
Feb  7 06:08:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): IP6 addrconf timed out or failed.
Feb  7 06:08:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:08:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:08:47 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:09:12 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> (eth0): DHCPv4 request timed out.
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 3513
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> Activation (eth0) failed for connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb  7 06:09:13 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Auto-activating connection 'Wired connection 1'.
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> dhclient started with pid 3578
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning IP6 addrconf.
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb  7 06:09:15 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
Feb  7 06:09:35 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): IP6 addrconf timed out or failed.
Feb  7 06:09:35 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:09:35 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:09:35 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:10:00 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> (eth0): DHCPv4 request timed out.
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 3578
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Marking connection 'Wired connection 1' invalid.
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <warn> Activation (eth0) failed for connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb  7 06:10:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Feb  7 06:15:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Auto-activating connection 'Wired connection 1'.
Feb  7 06:15:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  7 06:15:01 xubuntu NetworkManager[1892]: <info> (eth0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]


etc., ane more like that. Looks like its trying to connect and failing again & again.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

gradinaruvasile 02-07-2013 06:29 AM

Have you tried stopping network manager and try to configure manually?

Code:

sudo service network-manager stop
sudo dhclient -d eth0

What hardware do you have?

Code:

lspci
What is the output of 'dmesg' right after startup?
Mind you, live cds do not contain all drivers and/or firmware.

monkeyman2000 02-07-2013 12:38 PM

Thanks for helping, gradinaruvasile.

Code:

$sudo dhclient -d eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.2.2.
Copyright 2004-2012 Internet Systems Consurtium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/softward/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/92:ce:60:0a:a4:8a
Sending on LPF/eth0/92:ce:60:0a:a4:8a
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 20
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 2
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
^C
$


This is what is said in the syslog when I tried to connect to the network manually:

Code:

Feb  8 00:56:21 xubuntu modem-manager[1829]: <info>  Caught signal 15, shutting down...
Feb  8 00:57:12 xubuntu dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.2.4
Feb  8 00:57:12 xubuntu dhclient: Copyright 2004-2012 Internet Systems Consortium.
Feb  8 00:57:12 xubuntu dhclient: All rights reserved.
Feb  8 00:57:12 xubuntu dhclient: For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
Feb  8 00:57:12 xubuntu dhclient:
Feb  8 00:57:13 xubuntu dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth0/92:ce:60:0a:a4:8a
Feb  8 00:57:13 xubuntu dhclient: Sending on  LPF/eth0/92:ce:60:0a:a4:8a
Feb  8 00:57:13 xubuntu dhclient: Sending on  Socket/fallback
Feb  8 00:57:13 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
Feb  8 00:57:16 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
Feb  8 00:57:21 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
Feb  8 00:57:28 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
Feb  8 00:57:38 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
Feb  8 00:57:48 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
Feb  8 00:58:03 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
Feb  8 00:58:24 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
Feb  8 00:58:42 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
Feb  8 00:58:56 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
Feb  8 00:59:11 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
Feb  8 00:59:21 xubuntu kernel: [  694.049710] r8169 0000:03:00.0: >eth0: link up
Feb  8 00:59:26 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
Feb  8 00:59:38 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
Feb  8 00:59:55 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 20
Feb  8 01:00:15 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Feb  8 01:00:23 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Feb  8 01:00:31 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
Feb  8 01:00:44 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
Feb  8 01:00:56 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
Feb  8 01:01:11 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Feb  8 01:01:19 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Feb  8 01:01:27 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
Feb  8 01:01:43 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
Feb  8 01:01:56 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
Feb  8 01:02:12 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 2
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received.
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu dhclient: No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu avahi-autoipd(eth0)[6419]: Found user 'avahi-autoipd' (UID 103) and group 'avahi-autoipd' (GID 106).
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu avahi-autoipd(eth0)[6419]: Successfully called chroot().
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu avahi-autoipd(eth0)[6419]: Successfully dropped root privileges.
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu avahi-autoipd(eth0)[6419]: Starting with address 148.254.6.67
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu kernel: [  866.329715] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu kernel: [  866.329726] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
Feb  8 01:02:14 xubuntu kernel: [  866.329780] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
Feb  8 01:02:19 xubuntu avahi-autoipd(eth0)[6419]: Callout BIND, address 148.254.6.67 on interface eth0
Feb  8 01:02:19 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv4 with address 148.254.6.67.
Feb  8 01:02:19 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv4 for mDNS.
Feb  8 01:02:19 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Registering new address record for 148.254.6.67 on eth0.IPv4.
Feb  8 01:02:23 xubuntu avahi-autoipd(eth0)[6419]: Successfully claimed IP address 148.254.6.67

Incidentally, this is the part of the syslog before that, when Network Manager is attempting to run automatically when the system boots:


Code:

Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <warn> (eth0): DHCPv4 request timed out.
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 4175
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <warn> Activation (eth0) failed for connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Withdrawing address record for eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a on eth0.
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a.
Feb  8 00:51:56 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Interface eth0.IPv6 no longer relevant for mDNS.
Feb  8 00:51:58 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a.
Feb  8 00:51:58 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv6 for mDNS.
Feb  8 00:51:58 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Registering new address record for eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a on eth0.*.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Auto-activating connection 'Wired connection 1'.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> dhclient started with pid 6310
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning IP6 addrconf.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Withdrawing address record for eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a on eth0.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Interface eth0.IPv6 no longer relevant for mDNS.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.2.4
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: Copyright 2004-2012 Internet Systems Consortium.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: All rights reserved.
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient:
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth0/92:ce:60:0a:a4:8a
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: Sending on  LPF/eth0/92:ce:60:0a:a4:8a
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: Sending on  Socket/fallback
Feb  8 00:51:59 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
Feb  8 00:52:00 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a.
Feb  8 00:52:00 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv6 for mDNS.
Feb  8 00:52:00 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Registering new address record for eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a on eth0.*.
Feb  8 00:52:02 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Feb  8 00:52:09 xubuntu kernel: [  263.197004] r8169 0000:03:00.0: >eth0: link up
Feb  8 00:52:10 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
Feb  8 00:52:19 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): IP6 addrconf timed out or failed.
Feb  8 00:52:19 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  8 00:52:19 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  8 00:52:19 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  8 00:52:19 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
Feb  8 00:52:24 xubuntu blueman-mechanism: Exiting
Feb  8 00:52:37 xubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <warn> (eth0): DHCPv4 request timed out.
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 6310
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Marking connection 'Wired connection 1' invalid.
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <warn> Activation (eth0) failed for connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu NetworkManager[1913]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Withdrawing address record for eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a on eth0.
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a.
Feb  8 00:52:44 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Interface eth0.IPv6 no longer relevant for mDNS.
Feb  8 00:52:45 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a.
Feb  8 00:52:45 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv6 for mDNS.
Feb  8 00:52:45 xubuntu avahi-daemon[1746]: Registering new address record for eb80::96de:80ef:eb0c:a26a on eth0.*.

This is my hardware:


Code:

$lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) (rev 02)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port B)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port H)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller (rev 40)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
02:00.0 USB controller: Etron Technology, Inc. EJ168 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)

Here is the start of the dmesg output:
Code:

[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[    0.000000] Linux version 3.5.0-17-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1) ) #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 (Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5)
[    0.000000] Command line: file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
[    0.000000] KERNEL supported cpus:
[    0.000000]  Intel GenuineIntel
[    0.000000]  AMD AuthenticAMD
[    0.000000]  Centaur CentaurHauls
[    0.000000] e820: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009fbff] usable
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x000000000009fc00-0x000000000009ffff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000000e0000-0x00000000000fffff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x00000000bee47fff] usable
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000bee48000-0x00000000bf13bfff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000bf13c000-0x00000000bf534fff] ACPI NVS
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000bf535000-0x00000000bf858fff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000bf859000-0x00000000bf859fff] usable
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000bf85a000-0x00000000bfa5ffff] ACPI NVS
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000bfa60000-0x00000000bfefffff] usable
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000f8000000-0x00000000fbffffff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fec00000-0x00000000fec00fff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fec10000-0x00000000fec10fff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fec20000-0x00000000fec20fff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fed00000-0x00000000fed00fff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fed61000-0x00000000fed70fff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fed80000-0x00000000fed8ffff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fef00000-0x00000000ffffffff] reserved
[    0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000100001000-0x000000043fffffff] usable
[    0.000000] NX (Execute Disable) protection: active
[    0.000000] DMI 2.7 present.
[    0.000000] DMI: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. To be filled by O.E.M./970A-D3, BIOS FB 10/18/2012
[    0.000000] e820: update [mem 0x00000000-0x0000ffff] usable ==> reserved
[    0.000000] e820: remove [mem 0x000a0000-0x000fffff] usable
[    0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[    0.000000] e820: last_pfn = 0x440000 max_arch_pfn = 0x400000000
[    0.000000] MTRR default type: uncachable
[    0.000000] MTRR fixed ranges enabled:
[    0.000000]  00000-9FFFF write-back
[    0.000000]  A0000-BFFFF write-through
[    0.000000]  C0000-CEFFF write-protect
[    0.000000]  CF000-EBFFF uncachable
[    0.000000]  EC000-FFFFF write-protect
[    0.000000] MTRR variable ranges enabled:
[    0.000000]  0 base 000000000000 mask FFFF80000000 write-back
[    0.000000]  1 base 000080000000 mask FFFFC0000000 write-back
[    0.000000]  2 base 0000BFF00000 mask FFFFFFF00000 uncachable
[    0.000000]  3 disabled
[    0.000000]  4 disabled
[    0.000000]  5 disabled
[    0.000000]  6 disabled
[    0.000000]  7 disabled
[    0.000000] TOM2: 0000000440000000 aka 17408M
[    0.000000] x86 PAT enabled: cpu 0, old 0x7040600070406, new 0x7010600070106
[    0.000000] original variable MTRRs
[    0.000000] reg 0, base: 0GB, range: 2GB, type WB
[    0.000000] reg 1, base: 2GB, range: 1GB, type WB
[    0.000000] reg 2, base: 3071MB, range: 1MB, type UC
[    0.000000] total RAM covered: 3071M
[    0.000000] Found optimal setting for mtrr clean up
[    0.000000]  gran_size: 64K  chunk_size: 2M  num_reg: 3      lose cover RAM: 0G
[    0.000000] New variable MTRRs
[    0.000000] reg 0, base: 0GB, range: 2GB, type WB
[    0.000000] reg 1, base: 2GB, range: 1GB, type WB
[    0.000000] reg 2, base: 3071MB, range: 1MB, type UC
[    0.000000] e820: update [mem 0xbff00000-0xffffffff] usable ==> reserved
[    0.000000] e820: last_pfn = 0xbff00 max_arch_pfn = 0x400000000
[    0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [mem 0x000fd7f0-0x000fd7ff] mapped at [ffff8800000fd7f0]
[    0.000000] initial memory mapped: [mem 0x00000000-0x1fffffff]
[    0.000000] Base memory trampoline at [ffff880000099000] 99000 size 24576
[    0.000000] Using GB pages for direct mapping
[    0.000000] init_memory_mapping: [mem 0x00000000-0xbfefffff]
[    0.000000]  [mem 0x00000000-0x7fffffff] page 1G
[    0.000000]  [mem 0x80000000-0xbfdfffff] page 2M
[    0.000000]  [mem 0xbfe00000-0xbfefffff] page 4k
[    0.000000] kernel direct mapping tables up to 0xbfefffff @ [mem 0x1fffd000-0x1fffffff]
[    0.000000] init_memory_mapping: [mem 0x100000000-0x43fffffff]
[    0.000000]  [mem 0x100000000-0x43fffffff] page 1G
[    0.000000] kernel direct mapping tables up to 0x43fffffff @ [mem 0xbfeff000-0xbfefffff]
[    0.000000] RAMDISK: [mem 0x7ef1f000-0x7fffffff]
[    0.000000] ACPI: RSDP 00000000000f0490 00024 (v02 ALASKA)
[    0.000000] ACPI: XSDT 00000000bf518078 0006C (v01 ALASKA    A M I 01072009 AMI  00010013)
[    0.000000] ACPI: FACP 00000000bf51e708 000F4 (v04 ALASKA    A M I 01072009 AMI  00010013)
[    0.000000] ACPI Warning: Optional field Pm2ControlBlock has zero address or length: 0x0000000000000000/0x1 (20120320/tbfadt-579)
[    0.000000] ACPI: DSDT 00000000bf518178 0658A (v02 ALASKA    A M I 00000000 INTL 20051117)
[    0.000000] ACPI: FACS 00000000bf52ff80 00040
[    0.000000] ACPI: APIC 00000000bf51e800 0007E (v03 ALASKA    A M I 01072009 AMI  00010013)
[    0.000000] ACPI: FPDT 00000000bf51e880 00044 (v01 ALASKA    A M I 01072009 AMI  00010013)
[    0.000000] ACPI: MCFG 00000000bf51e8c8 0003C (v01 ALASKA    A M I 01072009 MSFT 00010013)
[    0.000000] ACPI: HPET 00000000bf51e908 00038 (v01 ALASKA    A M I 01072009 AMI  00000005)
[    0.000000] ACPI: IFEU 00000000bf51e940 00042 (v01 ALASKA    A M I 01072009      00000000)
[    0.000000] ACPI: SSDT 00000000bf51e988 008BC (v01 AMD    POWERNOW 00000001 AMD  00000001)
[    0.000000] ACPI: MATS 00000000bf51f248 00034 (v02 ALASKA    A M I 00000002 w?x2 00000000)
[    0.000000] ACPI: BGRT 00000000bf51f280 00038 (v00 ALASKA    A M I 01072009 AMI  00010013)
[    0.000000] ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
[    0.000000] Scanning NUMA topology in Northbridge 24
[    0.000000] No NUMA configuration found
[    0.000000] Faking a node at [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000043fffffff]
[    0.000000] Initmem setup node 0 [mem 0x00000000-0x43fffffff]
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[    0.000000]  [ffffea0000000000-ffffea0010ffffff] PMD -> [ffff88042f600000-ffff88043f5fffff] on node 0
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[    0.000000]  DMA32    [mem 0x01000000-0xffffffff]
[    0.000000]  Normal  [mem 0x100000000-0x43fffffff]
[    0.000000] Movable zone start for each node
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[    0.000000]  node  0: [mem 0x00100000-0xbee47fff]
[    0.000000]  node  0: [mem 0xbf859000-0xbf859fff]
[    0.000000]  node  0: [mem 0xbfa60000-0xbfefffff]
[    0.000000]  node  0: [mem 0x100001000-0x43fffffff]
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[    0.000000]  DMA zone: 6 pages reserved
[    0.000000]  DMA zone: 3913 pages, LIFO batch:0
[    0.000000]  DMA32 zone: 16320 pages used for memmap
[    0.000000]  DMA32 zone: 762665 pages, LIFO batch:31
[    0.000000]  Normal zone: 53248 pages used for memmap
[    0.000000]  Normal zone: 3354623 pages, LIFO batch:31
[    0.000000] ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x808
[    0.000000] ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
[    0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
[    0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x02] lapic_id[0x01] enabled)
[    0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x03] lapic_id[0x02] enabled)
[    0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x04] lapic_id[0x03] enabled)
[    0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0xff] high edge lint[0x1])
[    0.000000] ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x05] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
[    0.000000] IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 5, version 33, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
[    0.000000] ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x06] address[0xfec20000] gsi_base[24])
[    0.000000] IOAPIC[1]: apic_id 6, version 33, address 0xfec20000, GSI 24-55
[    0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
[    0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 9 low level)
[    0.000000] ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
[    0.000000] ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
[    0.000000] ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
[    0.000000] Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
[    0.000000] ACPI: HPET id: 0x43538210 base: 0xfed00000
[    0.000000] SMP: Allowing 4 CPUs, 0 hotplug CPUs
[    0.000000] nr_irqs_gsi: 72
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 000000000009f000 - 00000000000a0000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000a0000 - 00000000000e0000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000bee48000 - 00000000bf13c000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000bf13c000 - 00000000bf535000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000bf535000 - 00000000bf859000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000bf85a000 - 00000000bfa60000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000bff00000 - 00000000f8000000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000f8000000 - 00000000fc000000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fc000000 - 00000000fec00000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fec01000 - 00000000fec10000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fec10000 - 00000000fec11000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fec11000 - 00000000fec20000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fec20000 - 00000000fec21000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fec21000 - 00000000fed00000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fed00000 - 00000000fed01000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fed01000 - 00000000fed61000
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[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fed71000 - 00000000fed80000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fed80000 - 00000000fed90000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fed90000 - 00000000fef00000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000fef00000 - 0000000100000000
[    0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 0000000100000000 - 0000000100001000
[    0.000000] e820: [mem 0xbff00000-0xf7ffffff] available for PCI devices
[    0.000000] Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
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[    0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 4121201
[    0.000000] Policy zone: Normal
[    0.000000] Kernel command line: file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
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[    0.000000] Checking aperture...
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[    0.000000]  RCU dyntick-idle grace-period acceleration is enabled.
[    0.000000] NR_IRQS:16640 nr_irqs:1024 16
[    0.000000] Extended CMOS year: 2000
[    0.000000] Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
[    0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
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gradinaruvasile 02-07-2013 08:11 PM

I seems the net card is working, but for some reason fails to get a dhcp address.
To see if the card is indeed working, you should configure a working ip address by hand (again, make sure network manager is NOT running:

Code:

sudo ifconfig eth0 $ipaddress
sudo ip rou add default via $gatewayaddress
sudo cat "nameserver 8.8.8.8" > /etc/resolv.conf

$ipaddress = an ip address, it realllly depends on what setup you got there on the router. Also, it must be out of the dhcp range.
$gatewayaddress = the lan ip address of the router
For example, you have a router with 192.168.1.1 address and a dhcp range of 192.168.1.50-192.168.1.254:

Code:

sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10
sudo ip rou add default via 192.168.1.1
sudo cat "nameserver 8.8.8.8" > /etc/resolv.conf

There is no easy way out, you have to know your network setup for this. You can use the live cd that works to get an ip and then see the network details:

Code:

/sbin/ifconfig
ip rou


monkeyman2000 02-07-2013 09:59 PM

Set up the networking manually as you suggested. Networking still doesn't work (and of course USB doesn't either). Can't ping anything on the local network.

I configured ifconfig and routing with IPs just as knoppix does automatically. Knoppix works, xubunutu still does not.

It feels to me like this is a kernel/modules level problem, not just one of configuring the network.

gradinaruvasile 02-08-2013 02:44 AM

Ubuntu seems to have issues with this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1947993&page=2
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1992200

monkeyman2000 02-08-2013 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gradinaruvasile (Post 4886839)

Interesting--but this isn't it.

I put in an old ethernet card (a VIA VT6105/VT6106S [Rhine-II]) and tried again.

In Knoppix, as before, it boots and networking and USB both work fine. The new card works as well as the built-in ethernet (the r8169).

In Xubuntu 12.10, as before, networking and USB both DO NOT work. The new card isn't working same as the built-in ethernet. Same as before, the new card is listed in ifconfig, it just doesn't work.

monkeyman2000 02-08-2013 08:12 PM

Ok - this might help to narrow it down. I noticed that knoppix is 32 bit, so I downloaded the 32 bit version of xubuntu -- and it does work.

So:

xubuntu 12.10, 64 bit: USB and Networking don't work
xubuntu 12.10, 32 bit: USB and Networking DO work

monkeyman2000 02-08-2013 08:42 PM

To add to that, I also downloaded the 32 bit version of fedora, and it does work.

So its starting to look like a problem with 64-bit linux kernels. The identical 32-bit ones work.

onebuck 02-11-2013 10:32 AM

Member Response
 
Hi,

Since you say Knoppix is working then I would use Knoppix to identify the modules and firmware necessary to get things working on the other Gnu/Linux.

gradinaruvasile 02-11-2013 11:20 AM

I just noticed that i have the same net adapter. Works fine under Debian Wheezy with the 3.2, 3.6 and 3.7 32 bit kernels.

monkeyman2000 02-11-2013 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4889181)
Hi,

Since you say Knoppix is working then I would use Knoppix to identify the modules and firmware necessary to get things working on the other Gnu/Linux.

The issue isn't Knoppix v Ubuntu, but 32-bit vs 64-bit kernels.

See these two threads for more info:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12499970
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111223

Summary - 64-bit Linux Kernels don't have USB and Networking with this board and similar boards with the default bios settings. I got mine working by setting IOMMU to ENABLED in the bios.

monkeyman2000 02-11-2013 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gradinaruvasile (Post 4889219)
I just noticed that i have the same net adapter. Works fine under Debian Wheezy with the 3.2, 3.6 and 3.7 32 bit kernels.

The net adapter wasn't the problem, I added a pci ethernet card and got the same results. It was the motherboard, specifically that its default bios settings don't work with Linux 64-bit kernels (no networking or usb). See the other threads I mentioned above.

onebuck 02-11-2013 02:49 PM

Member Response
 
Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyman2000 (Post 4889223)
The issue isn't Knoppix v Ubuntu, but 32-bit vs 64-bit kernels.

See these two threads for more info:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12499970
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111223

Summary - 64-bit Linux Kernels don't have USB and Networking with this board and similar boards with the default bios settings. I got mine working by setting IOMMU to ENABLED in the bios.

I still suggest that you use the working system with Knoppix or whatever working Gnu/Linux to find out what modules & firmware are being used for the working system, be it 32/64 kernel. You should then be able to use that info to hopefully get a non-working system up. No matter for 32 or 64 you should get an idea what to use for the device(s);
Quote:

From http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/knoppix705-en.html

Optional 64-bit Kernel via boot option "knoppix64", supporting systems with more than 4GB of RAM and chroot to 64-bit installations for system rescue tasks (DVD version only).
You should be able to perform the tasks.There are many Gnu/Linux that support 32 bit or 64 bit. Just a matter to see if the board is fully supported. New system boards may take some rime to get up to speed with a desired Gnu/Linux. Might require more effort to get something going/working with a newer motherboard. Good luck!

monkeyman2000 02-11-2013 03:26 PM

onebuck, I appreciate that you want to try to help, but you should really read the thread before replying. I just mentioned that I had already gotten the board working with the 64-bit kernel by changing the bios settings. As I also said, the distro (knoppix vs ubuntu) is irrelevant. The board works with 32-bit Linux with its default settings, and not with 64-bit Linux.

Please read the two threads I mentioned above if you want the details.


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