New project: Installation Report Generator

That’s a screenshot:

This application, written in Python + GTK, collect informations about user’s hardware and software configuration, then compile an installation report according with the notebook page template of Ubuntu-it’s wiki.

For installation instructions and other informations about the project, please read this.

Realtek’s modules, new version has been released

If you read my previous article about r8169 module but it wasn’t the best solution for your Realtek ethernet adapter, now it’s the time to be happy! :D

Realtek has released new version of r81* modules and now we’ll proceed to compile and install the right module we need, but please note that I have a RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller, so I tested this procedure on Ubuntu 8.04 «Hardy Heron» only with r8101 module.

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How to compile r8168 and r8101 modules for Realtek ethernet adapters

r8169 module has a lot of bugs and it doesn’t work well with a large number of Realtek’s adapters, so, a few days ago, I posted a patch for the Realtek r8101 module, which supports kernel 2.6.23 but not the 2.6.24, newest kernel in Ubuntu 8.04 «Hardy Heron».

This howto could be a solution for a large number of ethernet adapters issues.

The first step is downloading the right driver (r8101 or r8168) for the adapter:

  • r8168 supports RTL8111B, RTL8168B, RTL8111, RTL8168 and RTL8111C;
  • r8102 supports RTL8100E, RTL8101E and RTL8102E-GR.

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