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Old 05-16-2006, 08:03 AM   #1
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Realtek 8168 driver problem


I am using the new SUSE 10.1 I downloaded the drivers for the realtek 8168 NIC. When i do make clean modules like the readme file sais i get an error on line 378: expected ')' before string constant.
I already tried to edit this line in the file r1000_n.c but nothing seems to work. I also tried an older version of the driver but it had the same error.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Not all modules (drivers) that you downloaded from the manufacuter's site will work with every kernel version. You just need to re-compile the kernel for the card. My USB 2.0/IEEE-1394/1Gb NIC combo PCI card uses the Realtek 8169 NIC chip. It works fine using kernel module.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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I am a new user so can you explain in short how i must do that? thx
 
Old 05-18-2006, 01:31 AM   #4
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i' m also a new user and i have the same problem
thanks for help
 
Old 07-11-2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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...Just one for the records so that future Googlers can find this answer:

Try using the umbrella module r8169 instead of r8168. I'm sure you can get a precompiled module via your distribution's package manager (i.e. if it's a Debian variant like Ubuntu, use apt; if it's ArchLinux, use pacman; if it's Gentoo use portage).

I know that r8169 at least works for sure if you're running a 64-bit Kernel. It's working really well for me (ArchLinux, AMD 64). I was never able to get the driver from Realtek's website to work, and after much frustration I discovered r8169, modprobe'd it into the kernel and lived happily ever after.

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Old 07-16-2008, 04:51 AM   #6
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...Just one for the records so that future Googlers can find this answer:

Try using the umbrella module r8169 instead of r8168. I'm sure you can get a precompiled module via your distribution's package manager (i.e. if it's a Debian variant like Ubuntu, use apt; if it's ArchLinux, use pacman; if it's Gentoo use portage).

I know that r8169 at least works for sure if you're running a 64-bit Kernel. It's working really well for me (ArchLinux, AMD 64). I was never able to get the driver from Realtek's website to work, and after much frustration I discovered r8169, modprobe'd it into the kernel and lived happily ever after.
That module is in the kernel, so it will not be separated in other distributions.

Again, if the desire distribution does not have module, the kernel have to be re-compiled after it has been picked by doing "make menuconfig".

Dah, the module or driver from Realtek will not work because it is written for 2.6.9 and not for the latest 2.6.x kernel. There has been significant changes for each patch release of the kernel.

I guess I was not clear enough. The module r8169 is the one to use for r8168 NIC and r8111 (I think).
 
  


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