network problem with a rtl8111HSH after upgrade to version 8


Jul 3, 2020
my cluster have 5 pve' is a HP ProDesk 400 G5-Desktop-Mini with Realtek RTL8111HSH-CG-Gigabit

and this is my worry child aufter upgrade to version 8

after some time i see in log a error

r8169enp14s0: rtl_counters_cond == 1 (loop: 100, delay: 10) and the pve is offline.. with version 7 was all ok ..

anyone an idea.. i found old threads with this issue but this is very old....

WiFi is in bios offline

# lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A4
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:859c]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
        Kernel modules: r8169
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Seethe thread linked above:


#Add the non-free repo
nano /ect/apt/sources.list
deb bookworm-updates main contrib non-free

# Run apt update, install the package, and reboot.
apt update
apt install r8168-dkms -y
reboot now

This worked well for me. Your mileage may vary.

Other Solution - Don't use Realtek NICs.


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