Here’s something I thought I’d never see — the day that wired networking in Linux could ever be considered anything less than “it just works.”
I recently purchased a laptop (Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5518 to be precise) and had trouble out of the gate after installing Arch Linux. The computer would seem to hang whenever the network was involved. (E.g., running netcfg, networkmanager, or the ip command.) I assumed that it was wireless support that was causing the headaches, so I ran hwinfo --netcard | grep "Modules\|File" to find the kernel modules related to my networking devices.
Device Modules: "atl1c" Device File: eth0 Driver Modules: "rtl8192ce" Device File: wlan0
I blacklisted rtl8192ce but that didn’t solve my problem. (More …)