Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26865
rtl 8139 does not work
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
My network card (rtl 8138B) does not work with the new kernel 2.4. I have
tried to compile my own version of 2.4.0 on rh7.0 and i have installed
rh7.1beta with kernel 2.4.0-0.99.11. The card works on rh 7.0 with the
kernel that follows that dist.
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
What driver are you using?
If you upgrade your kernel to the newer one in Rawhide, does it still not work?
No it does not work on the Rawhide kernel (2.4.0-0.99.23) either. I use the
Um, there isn't a rtl8139 driver in 2.4; this could be the cause
of your problem. :) Use the 8139too driver instead.
We are hearing success reports both with the wolverine kernel
and the kernel in rawhide, 2.4.1-0.1.14. Please let us know
if those kernels, especially the rawhide kernel, still has this
problem for you.
Ok it works with the driver 8139too. I have tested to do a reinstall and it work
fine. This must be documented and implemented in the new RH dist so it changes
the driver automatically when upgrading an old system. Otherwise alot of people
with this card is gonna get problems.
Wolverine upgrades migrate this driver automatically.