This bug is really annoying. Is it just a "medium" importance bug to not having ethernet working without tweak ?
We *maybe* (i'm not a kernel expert) need some backports from :
more precisely :
Konstantin Khlebnikov (3):
e1000e: fix pci-device enable-counter balance <-------- already backported
e1000e: fix runtime power management transitions
e1000e: fix accessing to suspended device