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#1 2022-11-06 17:28:12

dcolburn
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Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

Is there a driver for the Intel I219-LM?

The LAN connection cycles on and off.

Computer is a Dell OptiPlex 7050 SFF.

Thanks

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#2 2022-11-06 17:47:01

aluma
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Re: Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

This?
https://github.com/koljah-de/e1000e-dkms-debian/blob/master/README.md

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#3 2022-11-06 17:49:19

dcolburn
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Re: Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

Thanks ...

Can I install that without a. Breaking anything, b. Needing to remember to update the associated dependencies any time there's a Devuan update?

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#4 2022-11-06 18:03:07

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
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Re: Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

Which release do you use? Chimaera? Have you tried the backports kernel?

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#5 2022-11-06 18:24:15

dcolburn
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Re: Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

Yes, Chimaera.

I haven't tried anything other than needing a work-around to download due to some unidentified certificate error, then - after bring up the live boot from USB - discovering that the LAN connection is unstable (probably due to a missing driver).

How would I try the backports kernel and can you explain how that might help, please?

Does it have drivers not included in the Chimaera iso?

Thanks

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#6 2022-11-06 18:36:19

rolfie
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Re: Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

Normally drivers are included in the kernel image. The network chip itself isn't brand new, but when you check on the net there was an update of the e1000e driver in 2020. Chances are that the backports kernel improves the stability of the network.

What you need to do:
1.) Add backports to your sources.list. Instructions: https://www.devuan.org/os/packages
2.) Install the backports kernel: # apt -t chimaera-backports install linux-image-5.19.0-0.deb11.2-amd64

Reboot and test. If it works, also install the meta-kernel-package from backports: # apt -t chimaera-backports install linux-image-amd64 to receive updates.

Good luck

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#7 2022-11-06 23:35:20

dcolburn
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Re: Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

Can I edit the sources.list while live booted from USB?

Or, do I need to just go ahead and attempt the Raid 1 install to the SSD's then try to address the nic card driver problem - if it takes and I can reboot from the SSD install?

Thanks

Last edited by dcolburn (2022-11-14 21:58:24)

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#8 2022-11-14 21:03:31

rolfie
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Re: Driver for the Intel I219-LM Device

Sure you can. You need network to be able to load sw from the web. That will also work in a chroot environment.

Or you load packages with a different computer to a flash drive and copy it to the system causing problems. Installation via dpkg -i.

Last edited by rolfie (2022-11-14 21:04:10)

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