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Old 01-08-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
shan_nathan
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RTL 8139/810x driver for suse 10.1


Hi all,

I installed suse linux 10.1 on my pc . Everything is fine except suse could not install driver for my network card ( RTL8139/810x )
I manually install the default driver using yast. But no result .

Can any body tell me how to install driver in suse linux 10.1 and also my network card working fine with the windows os on the same machine.
So no problem with the network card.

Thanks in advance
Shan
 
Old 01-10-2008, 02:25 AM   #2
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until you get a better answer.

1) Open a terminal and run command
lspci > lspci.txt....then use filemanager to open newly created file in your home folder and look for a line like this
00:13.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)

but post yours pls....which I know maybe 8139 but who knows until we try?

2) still in terminal run command
su (and root passwd)
lsmod > lsmod.txt

open new file and look for r8139? to see module has loaded or not.eg mine shows
r8169 25768 0

3) if correct r (number) is not showing we need with root powers to insert the module

su
modprobe r8139 (as example)

then go back into yast and configure network. I do not use suse so can not help there....but

4) did you do a reboot b4 attempting yast?

if you did, you may need to add a modprobe line to your rc.local with root powers

but I will wait to see what your current results are
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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Similar problem with Mepis/Debian

I use the same network controller and recently encountered problems when I installed additional OS's on my PC (currently at 5). Previously I only had Win2K, but after installing WinXP-SP2 and WinX64, I discovered that whenever I booted into either Mepis or Debian after booting WinX64 or XP, the RTL8139 chip doesn't work. The only way I get back on line is to reboot into Win2K, then either Linux distribution after that, and the RTL8139 works again. My guess is that the XP and X64 Win drivers are altering some configuration settings in the controller that make it incompatible with the Linux driver.

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Hi all,

I installed suse linux 10.1 on my pc . Everything is fine except suse could not install driver for my network card ( RTL8139/810x )
I manually install the default driver using yast. But no result .

Can any body tell me how to install driver in suse linux 10.1 and also my network card working fine with the windows os on the same machine.
So no problem with the network card.

Thanks in advance
Shan
 
  


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