If you want to install it on Intrepid (or Hardy), follow the instructions available here.
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! 😀
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.
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.
- r8168 supports RTL8111B, RTL8168B, RTL8111, RTL8168 and RTL8111C;
- r8102 supports RTL8100E, RTL8101E and RTL8102E-GR.