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[ubuntu] Realtek RTL8111E linux network driver not working

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I am running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my desktop with a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard, which (unfortunately) uses the Realtek RTL8111E LAN chip. It's a well documented issue that the network cuts in and out or runs very slowly on Linux—I'm experiencing this as well. I downloaded the official Realtek driver (r8168-8.035.00.tar.bz2) and successfully ran "sudo ./autorun.sh". If I run this script while my network is non-functional, it will fix it. However, inevitably, a couple minutes later, the network will cut out again until I re-run the script. I'm not s (Hardware)