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Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3: USB 2.0 and LAN doesn't work

by ritze
25.09.2013

I bought me new pc components including the motherboard GA-970A-UD3 (rev 3.0) from Gigabyte. First I installed Windows which worked without any problem. Then I tried to boot my existing Arch Linux partition.

The Realtek RTL8111/8168 LAN controller was correctly identified by the kernel but when I tried to establish a lan connection the receiver recieved no packages at all. Another problem was USB 2.0. Only USB 3.0 ports worked.

After half a morning of searching and trying to solve the problem, I found the solution on Arch Linux Forum:

teekay wrote: > “You need to enable IOMMU in the BIOS of the Gigabyte board.”

That’s it. After I did that the network and the USB 2.0 ports work fine.