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Old 02-24-2007, 07:29 AM   #1
allisonwe
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Toshiba A135 RTL8101 NIC problem


Trying to install Fedora 6 on new Toshiba A135 - It has a Realtek RTL8101 NIC that works fine with Windows, but Fedora does not appear to even see the NIC.
 
Old 02-24-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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First you will need to verify you have installed the kernel-devel and kerenl-headers packages. As sudo or root
Code:
rpm -qa | grep kernel-devel
rpm -qa | grep kernel-headers
If you do not have these, then in a terminal type
Code:
uname -r
and search fedora or rpm.phone.net or whatever for kernel-devel-(then the results of uname -r commad) e.g. kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6

Once you have downloaded the kernel devel and headers packages then download the driver for your ethernet card. Search google for the r1000 driver, I found it hard to find so if you search for r1000_v1.05.tgz on google, (the first result on google is currently a forum that links to the driver).

Once you have these 3 packages downloaded, (or transfered via cd) then install the kernel devel and header packages as sudo or root.
Code:
rpm -Uivh kernel-devel*.rpm
rpm -Uivh kernel-headers*.rpm
Then untar the r1000 driver and view the readme file. This will instruct you how to install the r1000 driver. It basically states to as sudo or root
Code:
make clean modules
make install
depmod -a
After this is installed, as sudo or root in a terminal type
Code:
system-config-network
and you should be able to use that application to do the rest

I have not done this process in a while so hopefully this will work.

Last edited by accessrichard; 02-24-2007 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 08:04 AM   #3
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Inet card on Toshibs A135

Solution worked GREAT - THANKS VERY MUCH !!
 
Old 05-20-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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Realtek RTL 8101 ethernet NIC on Suse 10.2

Hi,

I am new to Linux and managed to create a dual boot with Vista on my Toshiba A135.
However my ethernet and wireless cards are not being recognized.

I have seen a solution posted for FC6, but I am not able to follow the same for Suse. There are no Kernel header/devel for Suse 10.2.

Please help me out.

Thanks,
Deva.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 10:11 PM   #5
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I've got the Toshiba U300, but with the same RTL network card. I followed the instructions, but I got Build: no such file or directory errors and then it crashed out?

This is for default build of mandriva. Am I doing something wrong?
 
  


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