Troubles with the installation of the e1000e intel driver (I219-V)

  • Hi!

    I want to install OMV 4.1.22 on the following system:

    • ASRock DeskMini 310
    • Intel Pentium Gold G5600
    • 8GB RAM

    i can install OMV with an USB-Ethernet-card, but i have problems with the internal Ethernet card I219v. the preinstalled e1000e-driver of the kernel doesn't seem to work. (the following output is from an ubuntu 18.04 installation, where the card works)

    obiwahn@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
    00:1f.6 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V [8086:15bc] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V [1849:15bc]
    Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    Kernel modules: e1000e

    one solution, i have found, is to take the intel driver directly from the website. i' following the instructions on the downloadpage. The building of the new kernel modul is successfull, but i can't get the new driver to work. I think, i make a mistake loading the driver permanently. What have I forgotten?

    Thanks, ObiWahn

  • That NIC should work fine with the 4.19 kernel. Once you install OMV, are you fully updating the system (should install the 4.19 kernel) wiht the usb nic?

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  • Yes, i did, but it didn't work. in addition I have installed the 4.19.0-0.bpo.5-amd64 with "apt-get dist-upgrade". But nothing changed, the e1000e driver didn't work.

    But i tried it again from the beginning and in the end, i made it.
    I used the following instruction (it is in german) and changed some parts:…eren?xtxsearchselecthit=1

    Here is my way:

    • Install build-essential

      • apt-get install build-essential
    • The installation of the linux-headers did end with an apt error, so i had to use this command:

      • apt install -t stretch-backports linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.5-amd64
    • Link the headers (Don't know if it necessary)

      • ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r` /usr/src/linux
    • Download the e1000e driver from the intel-website via wget

      • wget [url][/url]
    • Unpack the driver

      • tar xzvf e1000e-
    • Compile the driver

      • cd e1000e-
      • make
      • make install
    • Reload moduls

      • depmod -a
    • Rebuild initramfs

      • update-initramfs -u -k all
    • Check the driver version

      • modinfo e1000e | grep version
    • Load the driver module (Don't know if it necessary)

      • modprobe e1000e

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