Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
I have a situation where the link only comes up if I attach the Ethernet cable at a particular point during the boot process.
If I power on the machine with the Ethernet cable attached, the Ethernet port will blink once during boot, then turn off. I then get the following in the kernel log:
eth0: no link during initialization.
If instead, I attach the cable a few seconds after the port blinks, it will turn on, and I get the following:
So it seems that there is some timing issue at work here?