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    Default Asrock N68C-GS FX - no network, no switch off

    Hello all,
    I think it's time to ask for your kind help.

    Story:
    I was using an Asrock N68-GS3 UCC mainboard with an Athlon II X2 proccessor. Opensuse 12.1 KDE (64bit) was installed and everything was as it is in a fairytale. One day, I decided that it was time to move on a more powerful processor, like the AMD FX-6100 6-core. I needed another MB, so I picked up a N68C-GS FX, which had the same chipset, plus an AM3+ socket. The new processor was in the supported CPUs list.

    Ever since, no more network for me and no more power off or restart.

    So, I procceded for a new installation, from the same, above mentioned DVD. Same thing. No network connection and when I try to shut down, at the end of the proccess, after the disk's parking "click" is heard, the MB stays ON and the fan and everything and the screen displays a melted version of whatever it was displaying last time. No matter if I shut down from the K menu or from konsole as root with "shutdown now".


    Facts:
    The router (Huawei HG520C) is wired to the PC we talk about, an Access Point and to a media player. Of course, tried disconnecting all of them, even restart the router. Maybe next day I'll try to use another router.

    The same PC has a second boot with Windows, working OK. Honestly, I use them once or twice a year. Even after the MB has been changed, windows works flowlessly, without any new installation.

    The DVD used for the 12.1 installation is the very same used some months ago for my installation, also used for my other computer at

    work a few days ago.




    I also tried out, with no luck:
    1. Opensuse 12.1 Gnome live (64bit)
    2. Opensuse 12.2 KDE live (64bit)
    3. Opensuse 11.3 KDE live (64bit)
    4. Suse Linux Enterprise Server - hard disk installation
    5. Mint 13 Cinnamon - live
    6. Mint 13 KDE - live
    7. Cent OS 6.3 DVD



    Although onboard NIC RTL8211CL seems to be correctly recognized, no data comes from my router, in all cases.

    Lately, I have installed openSUSE-12.2-livecd-kde

    ifconfig -a:
    Code:
    linux-qclq:~ # ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr BC:5F:F4:30:DF:69 
    inet6 addr: fe80::be5f:f4ff:fe30:df69/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:160 dropped:0 overruns:158 frame:7
    TX packets:80 errors:0 dropped:5 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:22226 (21.7 Kb)
    Interrupt:43 Base address:0x8000 
    
    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:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:180 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:180 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
    RX bytes:13204 (12.8 Kb) TX bytes:13204 (12.8 Kb)
    iwconfig:
    Code:
    linux-qclq:~ # iwconfig
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    Any ideas?








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    Default Απ: Asrock N68C-GS FX - no network, no switch off

    ifup or network manager makes no difference.

    auto dhcp or manual makes also no difference.

    disabling onboard audio makes no difference too.

    Here is my /var/log/warn

    ifplugd(eth0)[1134]: client: eth0 device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
    linux-qclq kernel: [ 150.400357] forcedeth 0000:00:07.0: eth0: Got tx_timeout. irq status: 00000032
    could it be a matter of forcedeth?
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    Default Απ: Asrock N68C-GS FX - no network, no switch off

    Updating my BIOS from 1.00 to 1.20 makes no help at all.

    I also found a collegue.

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    Default Re: Asrock N68C-GS FX - no network, no switch off

    Quote Originally Posted by rafaila42
    Updating my BIOS from 1.00 to 1.20 makes no help at all.

    I also found a 'collegue'
    (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2020571).



    Hi
    Have you checked the BIOS to ensure the LAN connections are enabled?
    Also what is the APCI setting in the BIOS?

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    Default Απ: Re: Asrock N68C-GS FX - no network, no switch off

    Things seem to be more confusing than I thought.

    I tried to install the NVIDIA Proprietary Driver from here, because thought it was responsible for the "no switch off" theme.
    The process didn't finish, as I had 12.2 RC1 and some file was not provided from any repository. So I decided to install again 12.1 from the same old DVD disk. Right clicked my desktop, choose Leave and then Restart, as I already had the disk in the drive and then surprise - surprise! The system restarted normally! Anyway, I was determined for the new installation, so I proceeded. After finishing the installation, shutdown and restart works ok, for two days at least. The strange thing is that this was impossible last time I had 12.1 (it was a new installation, of course)!
    Any explanation (academically) is welcome.


    For the network down: I used a PCI network adapter and now I have normally access to my lan (media player uses the nfs shares as well). I gave up trying to success with MCP61.

    Bad Mainboard? Bad day?
    Who knows?
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    Default Απ: Re: Asrock N68C-GS FX - no network, no switch off

    These are the APCI setting in the BIOS. Both settings shown in pics were tested.



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