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Old 04-15-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
the.laughing.man
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Fedora 11 - no NIC, no wifi... Realtek 8172/8192se - I can't install the driver


If i've posted this in the wrong forum, i apologize...

I recently installed Fedora 11 on my new laptop (with much effort to find a distro that works on it). Now that it's up and running i can't connect to the internet, (n)either wired or wireless(ly?) (is that even a word?)... Google yielded a few results (but mostly for older versions of Fedora [e.g. 6]). I found what i thought was going to be the answer here, I followed it as close as i could but still no dice...

Yes, i downloaded the latest driver from Realtek...

okay, here's the specs...

Toshiba Satellite L505D-GS6000
AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M500 2.20 GHz
4.00 GB RAM

uname -r:
Code:
2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586
(please see this post before you ask why i chose the i586 )

lspci -v: <--(just the NIC & wifi info)
Code:
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8181
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 7
	I/O ports at 7000 [size=256]
	Memory at f2100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
	Capabilities: [70] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-r5-5t-gg-ef-55-77-22

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
	I/O ports at 6000 [size=256]
	Memory at f0010000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at f0020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable+
	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
	Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=2
	Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-01
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
I'm thinking it's a driver issue, like i said, i followed the how-to (that i linked to) above, but that guide is for ubuntu 9.10... maybe thats why it didn't work for me...

Anyone feel patient enough to walk me through compiling the driver and installing it? (in plain english please... i'm still relatively new to the wonderful world of linux).

if anyone needs any more system info just let me know...

Last edited by the.laughing.man; 04-15-2010 at 12:56 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Check out the driver in the following site and install it manually

Hi der,
Please download the driver from
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&PFid=7&Conn=4

You will get a bunzipped tar file, extract it and read the README in it.
U can install the required driver and enable the ethernet controller.


regards,
Wesley
 
Old 04-15-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
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On the link he posted above i can't seem to find any linux drivers for my hardware... but, it could be me... anyone know?
 
Old 04-15-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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you might want to stop doing anything on fedora 11 RIGHT NOW
fedora 11 is about to hit it's END OF LIFE in about 60 days

so in about 2 months there will NEVER be any updates to it

use fedora 13 it is in beta testing
 
Old 04-16-2010, 12:16 AM   #5
the.laughing.man
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okay, thanks... i'm DLing Fedora 13 right now (i hope it does me better than Fedora 12 did), but that still doesn't help me now. Plus as i learn how to troubleshoot this problem i'll have this knowledge for future reference...
 
Old 04-16-2010, 03:14 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by the.laughing.man View Post
If i've posted this in the wrong forum, i apologize...

I recently installed Fedora 11 on my new laptop (with much effort to find a distro that works on it). Now that it's up and running i can't connect to the internet, (n)either wired or wireless(ly?) (is that even a word?)... Google yielded a few results (but mostly for older versions of Fedora [e.g. 6]). I found what i thought was going to be the answer here, I followed it as close as i could but still no dice...

Yes, i downloaded the latest driver from Realtek...

okay, here's the specs...

Toshiba Satellite L505D-GS6000
AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M500 2.20 GHz
4.00 GB RAM

uname -r:
Code:
2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586
(please see this post before you ask why i chose the i586 )

lspci -v: <--(just the NIC & wifi info)
Code:
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8181
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 7
	I/O ports at 7000 [size=256]
	Memory at f2100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
	Capabilities: [70] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-r5-5t-gg-ef-55-77-22

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
	I/O ports at 6000 [size=256]
	Memory at f0010000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at f0020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable+
	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
	Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=2
	Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-01
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
I'm thinking it's a driver issue, like i said, i followed the how-to (that i linked to) above, but that guide is for ubuntu 9.10... maybe thats why it didn't work for me...

Anyone feel patient enough to walk me through compiling the driver and installing it? (in plain english please... i'm still relatively new to the wonderful world of linux).

if anyone needs any more system info just let me know...
Is the problem solved?
 
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:49 AM   #7
wjdoss
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try this,
Goto Realtek download page

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/

in the search box type RT8101E and click go, the first under Downloads will give u the link for the driver for RT8101E..

Under linux, u can download from any of the 3 sites,

I dont think urs is RT8191S and urs is 8101E

Last edited by wjdoss; 04-16-2010 at 05:57 AM.
 
  


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