Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop on my workstation.
Installed the latest (3.3.3) drivers https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15817/Network-Adapter-Driver-for-PCI-E-Gigabit-Network-Con... Download Network Adapter Driver for PCI-E* Gigabit Network Connections under Linux* by unpacking, make, sudo make install, modprobe with reboot.
Wired internet doesn't seem to work.
Cable is showed as visual plugged but is displayed disconnected (keeps reconnecting)
Installing version 2.5.4 with same results
iface lo inet loopback
Thanks in advance!!
Building and Installation note.
For certain distributions like (but not limited to) RedHat Enterprise
Linux 7 and Ubuntu, once the driver is installed the initrd/initramfs
file may need to be updated to prevent the OS loading old versions
of the e1000e driver. The dracut utility may be used on RedHat
# dracut --force
# update-initramfs -u
Please check with the board vendor for customized driver for this onboard NIC on the system to see if this will make any difference.