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Re: [opensuse] Install help for Network driver
  • From: Martin Seidler <pistazienfresser@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:59:31 +0100
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Hello Ralph,

Am 15.03.2012 21:13, schrieb Ralph DeWitt:
On Thursday, March 15, 2012 08:31:55 PM Martin Seidler wrote:
Martin: Here is the output as requested:

[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ /sbin/lspci -nnk
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168]
(rev 06)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 and other
motherboards [1043:8432]
Kernel driver in use: r8169

[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ lsmod | grep r816*
r8169 61333 0
As suspected your software system uses a r816*9* kernel module (...9)
but your hardware is a Realtek [...] RTL8111/816*8*B [10ec:816*8*] (...8).

So I suspect an equal fault like described in

- to be continued ....just google for "10ec:8168" ....)

But (not very probably) the kernel module might be already there (but not loaded).

So you might try to unload the false and load the fitting driver (-v stand for verbose - I like to see what the system is doing....)

su -

rmmod -v r8169

modeprobe -v r8168

*IF this would help you might have to blacklist the false driver.*
(please mail again!)


1) You might try to compile the fitting driver/kernel module r8168 from the sources alike the users here have proposed.


Not working seems to be the (easy) way I thought of:

As my search for "r8168" on the the openSUSE build service for 12.1

and having a look at

[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ uname -a
Linux linux-x9yw 3.1.9-1.4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 27 08:55:10
UTC 2012 (efb5ff4) x86_64 c x86_64 GNU/Linux
[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$

your kernel openSUSE version number


and your openSUSE kernel flavor



openSUSE 12.1

and your



brought me *no fitting prebuild kernel module* like something named

"r8168-kmp-desktop-8.024.00_k3.1.9-1.4-1.13.x86_64.rpm" and build for openSUSE 12.1 (not Tumbleweed).

Another way might be to ask the maintainers of the more or less unofficial repositories


if they would build a fitting module for openSUSE 12.1

Or to file a bug report and help openSUSE and SUSE to improve the distributions...

Sorry if I brought you news about more work to do ...

Good luck!


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