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Old 12-28-2004, 10:27 PM   #16
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Realtek 8139 on Debian


I had that problem quite some time ago. The network was fine in the stock kernel, but I had to rebuild the kernel to get my sound to work. This broke the ethernet, so I had one kernel with sound and one with ethernet.

The solution was to add a capability when building the kernel that really didn't seem to be necessary (to me at least). I can't remember what it was now -- I finally gave up on Debian after spending a month trying to get the printer to work after weeks of ethernet problems.

I will do some digging. In the mean time, download the live SuSe Personal disk.


Video, Sound, CDRW, Ethernet, Printer. Just remember to turn the printer on before installing.

Old 12-15-2005, 10:37 AM   #17
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Hi, I've the same problem with Debian, it seem be an IRQ problem...
How can I fix the problem ?

PS: I'm french and , don't use too advanced vocabulary

Thanks thanks thanks


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