Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242671
Missing support of Realtek 8168 chipset (PCIe)
Last modified: 2012-06-20 09:28:57 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):
# strings /lib/modules/2.6.9-55.EL/kernel/drivers/net/r8169.ko |grep RTL8
Current Fedora Core 6 kernel shows:
# strings /lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2952.fc6/kernel/drivers/net/r8169.ko | grep RTL8
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)
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