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Old 01-17-2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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Realtek 8169 NIC Not Recognised


Hi,

I'm running Fedora FC6.

I've bought a Sweex LC101 NIC for my fedora box, but am having some big problems.

From here I see that my card uses a Realtek RTL8169 chipset, so far so good.

When I do a /sbin/lspci -vv I get the following:

Code:
03:01.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Unknown device 816b (rev 10)
        !!! Invalid class 0000 for header type 02
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR+
        Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 0
        Region 0: I/O ports at <ignored>
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=00, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ ISA- VGA- MAbort+ >Reset- 16bInt- PostWrite-
Would anyone be kind enough to suggest a course of action to try to get this working?

Many thanks.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 06:39 AM   #2
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have you loaded a module (on mandriva) called r8169?

if not you can load it manually (for the moment)

modprobe r8169
lsmod

to confirm its in....then try your network FC should have a gui for this but one step at a time eh?
 
Old 01-17-2007, 07:47 AM   #3
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Hi,

That worked, but it doesn't seem to associate it with the hardware?

[root@Kylie ~]# modprobe r8169
[root@Kylie ~]# lsmod |grep 816
r8169 34377 0
 
Old 01-18-2007, 07:18 AM   #4
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did not understand your last so lets move on....if you have manually inserted a module....Fedora core should have a control panel for enabling your network....report if it doesn't....if so then run
ifconfig and post your results

2) by not associating with your hw...do you mean you still have no internet?

look in your /var/log/syslog...after insert module and run ifconfig....I have one ethernet card which is reported as eth0

some log bits include

Jan 14 12:28:23 g kernel: r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.2LK loaded
Jan 14 12:28:23 g kernel: eth0: RTL8169s/8110s at 0xf881a000, 00:0f:ea:53:32:06, IRQ 16

I use a manual net applet to allow net so I also have
Jan 14 12:43:19 g kernel: r8169: eth0: link up
 
Old 01-18-2007, 11:06 AM   #5
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Are you running 2.4 or 2.6. The 2.4 module will only recognise a "genuine" Realtek card, and not a generic made by someone else. I had the same issue with a USRobotics card that uses that chip. The USRobotics site had source that worked for me. Plus, I did find a very small patch using Google.

The card is recognised OK in 2.6.

Cheers.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 07:47 PM   #6
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good stuff MQMan
 
Old 01-19-2007, 01:58 AM   #7
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Here's the patch I found.

Or try the USR997902 driver on the USRobotics site.

Cheers.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 02:19 AM   #8
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Thanks very much for the help - I'm not entirely sure how but after coming back to it from a couple of days away the card seems to be recognised and operational (it doesn't seem to give me any more network performance than my 100Mbit card, but I guess that's a different issue - the switch reports a 1000 connection).
 
  


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