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Old 08-01-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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Realtek 8139 driver compile

How do I compile 8139too driver as a module ? My debian server sees this card ok but speed is only 10 Mb/s. I can't change it with ethtool or mii-tool.


# uname -r

# mii-tool -v
eth0: 10 Mbit, half duplex, no link
product info: vendor 00:00:00, model 0 rev 0
basic mode: 10 Mbit, half duplex
basic status: no link

# lspci -v
00:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139 (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at ec00 [size=256]
Memory at d3400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

# dpkg -l | grep kernel
ii kernel-headers 2.4.18-5woody8 Headers for Linux kernel version 2.4.18 (bf
ii kernel-package 7.107 Debian Linux kernel package build scripts.
ii kernel-source- 2.4.18-14.3 Linux kernel source for version 2.4.18
ii pciutils 2.1.9-4 Linux PCI Utilities (for 2.[1234].x kernels)

Maybe it is better to try compile it as a module ?
Downloaded drivers from but:

jailhouse:~/roska# make
Makefile:46: No kernel version has been specified.
Assuming 2.4.18-bf2.4.
Set the KERNVER variable to specify a different kernel.
cc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -I/usr/src/linux/include -pipe -fno-strength-reduce -DMODVERSIONS -c -o pci-skeleton.o pci-skeleton.c
pci-skeleton.c:110: linux/modversions.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/mm.h:4,
from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/slab.h:14,
from pci-skeleton.c:122:
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/sched.h:799: conflicting types for `kernel_thread'
/usr/include/asm/processor.h:432: previous declaration of `kernel_thread'
make: *** [pci-skeleton.o] Error 1

And then I tried:

# gcc -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c rtl8139.c
rtl8139.c:102: linux/modversions.h: No such file or directory

What's missing ?

Old 08-01-2004, 09:04 AM   #2
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What type of broadband do you have? I use ADSL, and when i install woody if works perfectly with a Realtek card, 8139too driver, it is recognized automatically. Used 'modconf' and attempt to reinstall the 8139too module to the kernel, see if it works.
Old 08-01-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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SOLVED Realtek 8139

I managed to set speed to 100 Mb/s by compiling kernel 2.4.19.

Haven't done that before but it was easy...

Now I can use mii-tool to change nic's configuration.



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