Bug 242671 - Missing support of Realtek 8168 chipset (PCIe)
Missing support of Realtek 8168 chipset (PCIe)
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
4.5
All Linux
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Assigned To: RHEL Product and Program Management
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2007-06-05 08:30 EDT by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2012-06-20 09:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 09:28:57 EDT
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Description Peter Bieringer 2007-06-05 08:30:13 EDT
Description of problem:
After installation of a new bought NIC with Realtek 8168 chipset (PCIe) I
recognized, that this card was still not supported by kernel.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.9-55.EL


# strings /lib/modules/2.6.9-55.EL/kernel/drivers/net/r8169.ko |grep RTL8
RTL8169
RTL8169s/8110s


Current Fedora Core 6 kernel shows:
# strings /lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2952.fc6/kernel/drivers/net/r8169.ko | grep RTL8
RTL8169
RTL8169s/8110s
RTL8169sb/8110sb
RTL8169sc/8110sc
RTL8168b/8111b
RTL8101e
RTL8100e


Additional info:

I hope, on next kernel release the driver would be updated because it looks like
that at least here in Germany the only cheap PCIe NIC you can get is based on
this Realtek chipset.


lspci already know about:

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI
Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Class 0200: 10ec:8168 (rev 01)
Comment 1 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 09:28:57 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
Please See https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

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