i am running linux mint maya 13 and i have succesfully compiled kernel 3.7 from source using my existing config file.
but upon installing the compiled debs for the kernel i get this error --- Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for module r8169
but by running lspci -v i get that the module is loaded,
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device 0273
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
I/O ports at 5000 [size=256]
Memory at f8610000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at f8600000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at f8620000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
i pluged the laptop in a fixed connection and is working, so why the complain about missing firmware?