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Old 02-07-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
scotsgeezer
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Realtek R8168 o R8169 GE Controllers Dont install correctly into Kernel


Hi,
I am new to linux pretty much. I am trying to get my RTL8111D/8168 GE controller going. It is built into the motherboard which is a Gigabyte GA-EX58-DS4.

I downloaded the driver from Realtek and have been successful at building the kernel module.

However, when i run insmod, it installs the module (using lsmod i can see it), but I dont see the ethx become available with the command ifconfig -a, nor do I se anything if run lspci.

Is there anything i need to do, that I have missed?

I have tried this on Centos5.2, RH5.3, FC10 ad Ubuntu 8.10.

None of them work

Please help before I lose more hair

Cheers

Alan
 
Old 02-08-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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Usually everything should be automatically loaded

If this is the situation in all 4 distros, then there is some hw problem?

Name of driver?
r8169?
post output of
#su
#lspci
#lshw
check
#lsmod

Check dmesg too

Use modprobe instead of insmod
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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Why are you trying to install the drivers when they are already in the kernel? There is no need for additional drivers.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
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r8168 is not in any of them, even RH5.3

r8169 was, and it turns out is fine. I had to disable the onboard LAN controller in the BIOS to get the PCI (r8169) device to ben seen by Linux.

As has been eluded to, i thik there is a driver/bios issue with the board. Gigabyte EX58-DS4.

I am now up and running on the PCI Realtek card.

Thanks or the advice
 
  


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