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Old 02-24-2007, 07:29 AM   #1
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Toshiba A135 RTL8101 NIC problem

Trying to install Fedora 6 on new Toshiba A135 - It has a Realtek RTL8101 NIC that works fine with Windows, but Fedora does not appear to even see the NIC.
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First you will need to verify you have installed the kernel-devel and kerenl-headers packages. As sudo or root
rpm -qa | grep kernel-devel
rpm -qa | grep kernel-headers
If you do not have these, then in a terminal type
uname -r
and search fedora or or whatever for kernel-devel-(then the results of uname -r commad) e.g. kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6

Once you have downloaded the kernel devel and headers packages then download the driver for your ethernet card. Search google for the r1000 driver, I found it hard to find so if you search for r1000_v1.05.tgz on google, (the first result on google is currently a forum that links to the driver).

Once you have these 3 packages downloaded, (or transfered via cd) then install the kernel devel and header packages as sudo or root.
rpm -Uivh kernel-devel*.rpm
rpm -Uivh kernel-headers*.rpm
Then untar the r1000 driver and view the readme file. This will instruct you how to install the r1000 driver. It basically states to as sudo or root
make clean modules
make install
depmod -a
After this is installed, as sudo or root in a terminal type
and you should be able to use that application to do the rest

I have not done this process in a while so hopefully this will work.

Last edited by accessrichard; 02-24-2007 at 12:09 PM.
Old 02-25-2007, 08:04 AM   #3
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Inet card on Toshibs A135

Solution worked GREAT - THANKS VERY MUCH !!
Old 05-20-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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Realtek RTL 8101 ethernet NIC on Suse 10.2


I am new to Linux and managed to create a dual boot with Vista on my Toshiba A135.
However my ethernet and wireless cards are not being recognized.

I have seen a solution posted for FC6, but I am not able to follow the same for Suse. There are no Kernel header/devel for Suse 10.2.

Please help me out.

Old 07-30-2007, 10:11 PM   #5
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I've got the Toshiba U300, but with the same RTL network card. I followed the instructions, but I got Build: no such file or directory errors and then it crashed out?

This is for default build of mandriva. Am I doing something wrong?


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