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[opensuse] NIC installation: What is this error?
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 13:19:45 +0200
  • Message-id: <200910081319.45826.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The NIC in this Vostro 1510 notebook is shown by Network Devices as:
<RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabyte Ehernet Controller>.

The kernel is v2.6.27-9-default.

Having found the PCI ID of the card (10ec:8168), and acquired the
appropriate driver file from the RealTek site, I attempted to install it,
following precisely the instructions given in its readme file, which says
that the driver is intended for v2.6 kernel..

The process ended with "Error 2", which reminds me of a line written by
Douglas Adams in "A Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy". I do not know how
to interpret this error, and do not know where to find a list of errors
for the driver.

Here is what happened when I got to the point of running Make:

# lsmod | grep r8169
r8169 31388 0
mii 6024 1 r8169
# rmmod r8169
# lsmod | grep r8169
# tar vjxf r8168-8.014.00.tar.bz2
r8168-8.014.00/
r8168-8.014.00/readme
r8168-8.014.00/Makefile
r8168-8.014.00/src/
r8168-8.014.00/src/r8168.h
r8168-8.014.00/src/Makefile_linux24x
r8168-8.014.00/src/rtl_eeprom.c
r8168-8.014.00/src/Makefile
r8168-8.014.00/src/r8168_asf.h
r8168-8.014.00/src/rtl_eeprom.h
r8168-8.014.00/src/r8168_asf.c
r8168-8.014.00/src/r8168_n.c
# cd r8168-8.014.00
# make clean modules
make -C src/ clean
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/stan/NIC/r8168-8.014.00/src'
rm -rf *.o *.ko *~ core* .dep* .*.d .*.cmd *.mod.c *.a
*.s .*.flags .tmp_versions Module.symvers Modules.symvers Module.markers
*.order
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/stan/NIC/r8168-8.014.00/src'
make -C src/ modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/stan/NIC/r8168-8.014.00/src'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-9-default/build
SUBDIRS=/home/stan/NIC/r8168-8.014.00/src modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/x86_64/default'
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/x86_64/default'
make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/stan/NIC/r8168-8.014.00/src'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
#



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Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel
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