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Old 07-20-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Fedora 9 eth0 driver r8169 question.

How do I switch the network driver from tulip to r8169. It does exist on my system and I can do modprobe r8169 and it works.
I have a realtek 8169 card. I am doing this over virtual PC 2007.
Old 07-21-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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Probably need to add this to your /etc/modprobe.conf and set the ethernet to load the r8169 instead of the tulip driver.

Usually will look something like:

alias eth0 r8169
Old 07-22-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Network still not working

I added this line to modprobe.conf (alias eth0 r8169)
if i run ethtool -i eth0 this is the output.
I also ran modprobe r8169 after editing the modprobe.cof as well as rebooted.

[root@localhost ~]# ethtool -i eth0
driver: tulip
version: 1.1.15
bus-info: 0000:00:0a.0
[root@localhost ~]#
Old 07-23-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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Talking Solution to RealTek 8169 Network driver on Abit-IP35Pro with Fedora 9

What it ended up being was, I was using the #2 ethernet port on the motherboard. I plugged in port #1 to the router and Fedora9 configured itself fine using the tulip driver. I have now switched back to 1 connection using only the #1 ethernet port. I guess linux does not even look at the #2 ethernet port unless it is told to. I was using the #2 port because it is the top port on the Motherboard as the drawing below shows. I must have spent 10 hours working on this over the last week. Linux is still definetly hard to configure if things dont work on the initial install.

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