Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H linux build

 

 

Debian linux Wheezy (debian-7.1.0-amd64) does not recognize the intel i217V GbE LAN chip.

Possible problems  resolved in latest build of Eth driver:
ChangeLog for 2.5.4 ===================

* Add - ether_addr_equal for use by versions less than 3.5* Fix - Semaphore imbalance for 82573 devices
* Fix - 82579 ethtool offline register tests reg bitmasks* Fix - Perform PHY configuration after exiting ULP mode on I218
* Cleanup -  braces {} should be used on all statement arms or none
* Fix - high CRC error count with 4K RX traffic on 82577/8
* Fix - overrun of PHY RAR array on 82579
* Add - Adding  error reporting to init_phy_workarounds_pchlan()
* Fix - Defaulting to continue on ME blocked reset 
* Fix - Hardware Unit Hang
* Compat - PCI_EXP_LNKCTL_ASPMC introduced in kernel 2.6.29
* Fix - Use macro instead of digit for defining e1000_rx_desc_packet_split
* Fix - Remove call for setting MDIO slow mode for I217/I218
* Fix - I218 ULP updates
* Fix - Incorrect entries in system log on driver load with cable out
* Fix - Explicitly set Transmit Control Register to ensure 82574L 100M HDX performance
* Fix - 82579 sets LPI too early
* Fix - vlan support for kernels 3.10 and above

Prereq:

Download e1000e (e1000e-2.5.4.tar.gz is current as of 9/14/2013) from http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/files/e1000e%20stable/2.5.4/

1) Install Wheezy without LAN

2) TAR -xvzf e10001-2.5.4.tar.gz to USB flash drive

3) from /src dir on flash drive make install

4) modprobe e1000e

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