Latest kernel update disabled my network connection

Asked by Jaime Cruz

Several weeks ago I had opened this issue (since solved):

Last night, when I installed the latest kernel updates sent via the "Software Updates" tool, I lost wired network connectivity again. Is there any way to ensure that these drivers become part of the kernel so I don't have to worry about losing connectivity every time an update comes down the wire??

Fortunately I still had the necessary files on my drive and I was able to recompile them into the kernel... but this isn't exactly "User Friendly," which is what I thought the whole point of the Ubuntu distribution was supposed to be.


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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said :

I suggest you report a bug To start the process open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and enter

ubuntu-bug linux

Explain the problem: Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller needs to be in included otherwise in kernel otherwise LAN is broken on every kernel update.

Also provide the steps you have to take to fix the issue.

This will make the developers aware of the problem. Don't expect it to be fixed instantly though as the developers will want to be confident that fixing your system does not break someone else's.

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Jaime Cruz (jaime-cruz) said :

Bug #1079507 has been opened. Thanks for the information.

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Jaime Cruz (jaime-cruz) said :

Bug was addressed successfully. Kernel updates no longer kill my network connectivity.