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Old 07-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #16
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The module should be available in your new kernel version, but if for some reason you can't locate it Realtek has drivers available.

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...Downloads=true

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-23-2011, 06:18 AM   #17
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When i rerun make menuconfig

I don't have the option to select specific hardware drivers anywhere.

Under "networking" i can select IPv6 and so on. but not my NIC.

And i can't select the r8169 module. It is nowhere to be found.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 08:05 AM   #18
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I have tried to install the driver from realtek.

this is what i get:

Code:
root@vectra:/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00# make clean modules
make -C src/ clean
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src'
rm -rf *.o *.ko *~ core* .dep* .*.d .*.cmd *.mod.c *.a *.s .*.flags .tmp_versions Module.symvers Modules.symvers rset modules.order Module.markers
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src'
make -C src/ modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.39.3-smp/build SUBDIRS=/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.39.3'
  CC [M]  /usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.o
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c: In function 'rtl8169_get_ethtool_stats':
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c:1061: warning: 'DMA_nnBIT_MASK' is deprecated
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c: In function 'rtl8169_init_one':
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c:2583: warning: 'DMA_nnBIT_MASK' is deprecated
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c:2587: warning: 'DMA_nnBIT_MASK' is deprecated
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c: In function 'rtl8169_hw_start':
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c:2895: warning: 'DMA_nnBIT_MASK' is deprecated
/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169_n.c:2896: warning: 'DMA_nnBIT_MASK' is deprecated
  LD [M]  /usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169.mod.o
  LD [M]  /usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src/r8169.ko
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.39.3'
strip --strip-debug r8169.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src'
root@vectra:/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00#
Code:
root@vectra:/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00# make install
make -C src/ install
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src'
install -m 744 -c r8169.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39.3-smp/kernel/drivers/net/
install: target `/lib/modules/2.6.39.3-smp/kernel/drivers/net/' is not a directory: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/r8169-6.015.00/src'
make: *** [install] Error 2
I am following the instructions from the Realtek README file.

Any suggestions ?
 
Old 07-23-2011, 08:18 AM   #19
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The path to the r8169 module in the menuconfig is
Quote:
Device Drivers/Network device support/Ethernet (1000 Mbit)/Realtek 8169 gigabit ethernet support
 
Old 07-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #20
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Ahh.

I found it now. It was selected as a module. I am trying now to compile the driver into the kernel.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 07:25 PM   #21
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How are you getting your IP address?
If you are using DHCP you will have to upgrade it to work with the latest kernel. Make sure you are using dhcpcd 5.2.7 or later.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #22
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Done.

After 9 hours its done.

I installed Slackware 12.2 again from scratch. Saved a copy of the lsmod output

Followed the kernel update guide again, but this time selected the r8169 to be "built into" the kernel.

Now everything works and i have all the right modules loaded.

Thanks for all your great help.
 
  


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