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Re: [opensuse] NIC installation: What is this error?
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 09:25:46 +0200
  • Message-id: <200910090925.46848.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 07:10:34 on Friday Friday 09 October 2009, Andreas Jaeger
<aj@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thursday 08 October 2009 13:19:45 Stan Goodman wrote:
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..

Btw. why do you need this at all? Doesn't the rt8169 driver support
this card? I just looked at the 2.6.31 kernel and there it does
support it as far as I can see,

After installation of openSuSE, the machine was unable to see the network,
through either wireless or copper connection. Apparently the wireless
card is unsupported (you have its description in my reply to you of a few
minutes ago). About the Ethernet card, I concluded that it too must be
unsupported. So I downloaded the RTL8111/8168 driver from Realtek.

The first instruction given in the readme file is to check the presence of
the r8169 driver and delete it:

lsmod | grep r8169
rmmod r8169

So I did so. I had to assume that Realtek knows what to do.


Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
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