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Bug #17388

RTL8101 ethernet chipset doesn't work anymore since Tails 4.1.1

Added by goupille about 2 months ago. Updated 18 days ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
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Description

several users reported that since tails 4.1.1 the ethernet connectiosn are failing with the following error message:

Authentication failed: Connection to the network failed

the affected adapter is a

Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)

20200201_191724.jpg View (1.8 MB) intrigeri, 02/04/2020 11:39 AM


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #17430: No network unless MAC spoofing is disabled with Intel I210 Gigabit Confirmed
Related to Tails - Bug #17320: Kernel Panic with some Macbook Pro Resolved
Related to Tails - Bug #17418: MAC spoofing break RTL8192EE since tails 4.2 Confirmed
Blocks Tails - Feature #16209: Core work: Foundations Team Confirmed

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

  • Category set to Hardware support
  • Assignee changed from intrigeri to goupille

Hi @goupille,

several users reported that since tails 4.1.1 the ethernet connectiosn are failing with the following error message:

> Authentication failed: Connection to the network failed
> 

For the avoidance of doubt, could you please confirm that this problem does not occur with Tails 4.1?

How and where is that error message displayed?

Any chance I can see the corresponding logs?

#2 Updated by goupille about 2 months ago

it seems that the user can see the same issue on a different computer so I suspect an issue with the Tails device instead, I asked them to try a fresh install on a brand new stick...

#3 Updated by goupille about 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Assignee deleted (goupille)

according to the user the issue is not here anymore after a fresh install of Tails 4.1.1 on a brand new USB stick, hence I reject this ticket...

#4 Updated by goupille about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Rejected to New

as a matter of fact the user came back with the same issue so I re-open this ticket.

#5 Updated by goupille about 1 month ago

intrigeri wrote:

For the avoidance of doubt, could you please confirm that this problem does not occur with Tails 4.1?

yes it is confirmed that 4.1 was the latest version of Tails without this problem occuring

#6 Updated by goupille about 1 month ago

  • Assignee set to intrigeri

#7 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

#8 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

  • Related to Bug #17430: No network unless MAC spoofing is disabled with Intel I210 Gigabit added

#9 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

  • Related to Bug #17320: Kernel Panic with some Macbook Pro added

#10 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

  • Related to Bug #17418: MAC spoofing break RTL8192EE since tails 4.2 added

#11 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)

Thanks. The only relevant change in the release that introduced this problem (4.1.1) is the fix for #17320, which I guess is the explanation.

I'm a bit swamped in backlog so dear help desk: do you remember, off the top of your head, if 4.1.1 introduced any other regression wrt. networking hardware support, apart of #17430 and #17418?

Could I please get the output of /sbin/lsmod:

  • run from Tails 4.1
  • run from Tails 4.1.1 or newer

?

#12 Updated by intrigeri 25 days ago

  • Assignee set to goupille

#13 Updated by intrigeri 18 days ago

Adding possibly related (thanks kibi) screenshot.

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