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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
  • Message-id: <4F633933.8030207@gmx.de>
Hello Ralph,

*I.*
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

- http://forums.opensuse.org/deutsch-german/hilfe-und-helfen/netzwerk/473306-opensuse-11-4-x86_64-realtek-onboard-nic-schafft-keinen-link-nach-dem-booten.html
- http://www.foxhop.net/realtek-dropping-packets-on-linux-ubuntu-and-fedora
- http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=80757
- http://www.twm-kd.com/linux/realtek-rtl81688111e-and-ubuntu-linux/
- http://unixblogger.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/the-pain-of-an-realtek-rtl8111rtl8168-ethernet-card/
- to be continued ....just google for "10ec:8168" ....)

*II.*
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!)


*III.*
*IF THIS DOES NOT HELP:*


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



_2)_

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

software.opensuse.org/search?q=r8168&baseproject=openSUSE%3A12.1



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

3.1.9-1.4



and your openSUSE kernel flavor

desktop


and

openSUSE 12.1

and your

x86_64

architecture

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).


3)
Another way might be to ask the maintainers of the more or less unofficial repositories

https://build.opensuse.org/project/users?project=drivers%3Anic

or

https://build.opensuse.org/package/users?package=r8168&project=home%3ATheTiger


if they would build a fitting module for openSUSE 12.1


4)
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!

Martin



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