Hi simov: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® NUC communities.
In regard to this problem, I just wanted to let you know that the drives available in our web site are intended to work with Windows, Intel tested the NUC using that operating system, however we know that a lot of NUC owners are using it successfully on many different Linux distros. So, in this case we recommend to visit the Ubunto forums in order to try to find the latest LAN driver for the NUC:
Please let me know the results of installing the latest LAN driver for Ubunto.
Any further questions, please let me know.
You could try disabling both Monitor and System sleep and see if this alleviates the issue. It obviously doesn't represent a permanent solution, but may be a good workaround...
Hope this helps,
If this works (indicating sleep is cause for apparent "hang"), you could investigate whether WOL is a viable alternative for waking it up to VT in...
Thanks for the feedback!
It seems that the problem was driver related after all. A friend of mine told me that the next official release of Debian is close to release, and since I wanted to install that distro initially, I installed Debian Stretch (Release Candidate 4) which is going to be released officially the next month on 17th June 2017.
The LAN card seems to be working without monitor for the past 21 hours. Also the installer notified me about missing proprietary firmware: rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw that can be additionally downloaded and installed.
I'll wait a few more days and close the issue if everything works fine.
simov: Thank you very much for letting us know that information.
It is great to hear that the LAN card seems to be working fine now. Perfect, take your time to test it, once you get the chance, please let us know the results.
Any questions, please let me know.
The `Wake on Power Loss` option in the BIOS works without issues too.