e1000e driver is back on Intrepid

October 6, 2008

Since my last kernel update the driver e1000e was not blacklist anymore. I am not sure if it is the final solution. This is the bug fix solution (from kernel.org):

Set the hardware to ignore all write/erase cycles to the GbE region in the ICHx NVM. This feature can be disabled by the WriteProtectNVM module parameter (enabled by default) only after a hardware reset, but the machine must be power cycled before trying to enable writes.

Although the e1000e was unblacklisted I had to modprobe it again to work on my Ubuntu Intrepid. On a terminal:

sudo modprobe e1000e

Flash High CPU Usage on Intrepid: a better solution

September 27, 2008

There is a better alternative to solve the Flash High CPU usage on the Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10, using a possible official patch. This patch will generate a new .deb that can be installed and removed using the Debian’s Package Manager. To quickly install just follow the commands below on a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal).

sudo apt-get install build-essential fakeroot devscripts
cd /tmp
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/17178225/flashplugin-nonfree_10.0.1.218%2B10.0.0.569ubuntu1.debdiff
apt-get source flashplugin-nonfree
sudo apt-get build-dep flashplugin-nonfree
cd flashplugin-nonfree-
patch -p1 < ../flashplugin-nonfree_10.0.1.218+
debuild -uc -us
sudo dpkg -i ../flashplugin-nonfree_10.0.1.218+

This will generate a .deb and install it.

Update: patch was misspelled. Thanks Doug!