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.
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.