kernel 3.2.0-38 and Realtek RTL8111/8168B

Questions about cabled networking
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

kernel 3.2.0-38 and Realtek RTL8111/8168B

Postby Claudius on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:12 am

Hi,
it appears that the latest kernel and Realtek RTL8111/8168B do not work well together. Wireless is fine while wired does not. I have booted the system with FC18 (kernel 3.6.10-4) and both wireless and wired work fine, so I guess this is a problem of the lastest kernel using the 8169 drivers: might it be that the drivers for the old 8168 are no longer working?? Note the
Interrupt:47 Base address:0xc000
in the output below:

Code: Select all
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f0:bf:97:dc:03:be 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:55 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:116 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4198 (4.1 KB)  TX bytes:18421 (18.4 KB)
          Interrupt:47 Base address:0xc000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:738 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:738 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:59479 (59.4 KB)  TX bytes:59479 (59.4 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 88:53:2e:6a:2e:fd 
          inet addr:192.168.1.67  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::8a53:2eff:fe6a:2efd/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:14371 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:11023 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:18047461 (18.0 MB)  TX bytes:1003570 (1.0 MB)


Code: Select all
$ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 driver: iwlwifi


Code: Select all
NetworkManager Tool

State: connected (global)

- Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            r8169
  State:             unavailable
  Default:           no
  HW Address:        F0:BF:97:DC:03:BE

  Capabilities:
    Carrier Detect:  yes
    Speed:           100 Mb/s

  Wired Properties
    Carrier:         off


- Device: wlan0  [] -------------------------------------------
  Type:              802.11 WiFi
  Driver:            iwlwifi
  State:             connected
  Default:           yes
  HW Address:        88:53:2E:6A:2E:FD

  Capabilities:
    Speed:           54 Mb/s

  Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption:  yes
    WPA Encryption:  yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

  Wireless Access Points (* = current AP)


  IPv4 Settings:
    Address:         192.168.1.67
    Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
    Gateway:         192.168.1.254

    DNS:             192.168.1.254
Claudius
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:33 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Ethernet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests