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[Bug 709886] New: default driver for realtek rtl8111e chip (ethernet) does not work
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 20:09:02 +0000
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=709886

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=709886#c0


Summary: default driver for realtek rtl8111e chip (ethernet)
does not work
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.4
Version: Factory
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.4
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Kernel
AssignedTo: kernel-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: pilot.mm@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101
Firefox/5.0

Hello all

I posted this (see link below) on the forum hoping that it would be
caught by Suse/Novel and fixed. However the latest kernel update has indicated
that my post has gone unnoticed. Please read the post. I think it tells the
important details.

http://forums.opensuse.org/forums/english/get-technical-help-here/hardware/461975-default-driver-realtek-rtl8111e-chip-ethernet-does-not-work.html

In summary the Ethernet driver r8169 does not work with the latest
realtek chips. This is a bug in the kernel according to some links posted to
the above thread. The resolution is simple, the latest r8168 driver from
realtek is the fix. I think that kernel updates and other product offerings
should use the r8168 driver until either the kernel is fixed or r8169 driver is
fixed.

As a favor could someone comment on the value of r8169 in the above
post? Is there some advanced features that make this driver desirable?

Thanks
Mike

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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