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Julien Cristau 02-04-2011 12:03 PM

Bug#611954: installation-reports: broken installation on RTL8111-8168B
 
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 06:39:49 +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:

> severity 611954 important
> reassign 611954 firmware-realtek
> thanks
>
> Quoting Norbert Preining (preining@logic.at):
> > Package: installation-reports
> > Severity: serious
> > Tags: squeeze
> > Justification: installation is impossible
> >
> > latest installer and .iso netinst image (from today 2011-02-04)
> > firmware on the USB stick for the RTL (firmware-realtek, 0.28)
> > firmware loads fine
> > but dhcp is not working, no ip address
>
>
> We have seen other such issues. This probably belongs to the firmware
> itself....and given its non-freeness, has few chances to be fixed,
> except by Realtek..:-)
>
There's no reason to think the firmware, rather than the driver, is at
fault, afaik.

Cheers,
Julien

Ben Hutchings 02-04-2011 10:40 PM

Bug#611954: installation-reports: broken installation on RTL8111-8168B
 
On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 14:03 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 06:39:49 +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>
> > severity 611954 important
> > reassign 611954 firmware-realtek
> > thanks
> >
> > Quoting Norbert Preining (preining@logic.at):
> > > Package: installation-reports
> > > Severity: serious
> > > Tags: squeeze
> > > Justification: installation is impossible
> > >
> > > latest installer and .iso netinst image (from today 2011-02-04)
> > > firmware on the USB stick for the RTL (firmware-realtek, 0.28)
> > > firmware loads fine
> > > but dhcp is not working, no ip address
> >
> >
> > We have seen other such issues. This probably belongs to the firmware
> > itself....and given its non-freeness, has few chances to be fixed,
> > except by Realtek..:-)
> >
> There's no reason to think the firmware, rather than the driver, is at
> fault, afaik.

Only the RTL8111D/RTL8168D chips currently require firmware patches. So
either the title of this bug is wrong or Norbert is mistaken about
firmware being loaded.

Ben.

--
Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

Ben Hutchings 07-04-2011 02:54 AM

Bug#611954: installation-reports: broken installation on RTL8111-8168B
 
On Sat, 2011-02-05 at 10:40 +1100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 14:03 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 06:39:49 +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> >
> > > severity 611954 important
> > > reassign 611954 firmware-realtek
> > > thanks
> > >
> > > Quoting Norbert Preining (preining@logic.at):
> > > > Package: installation-reports
> > > > Severity: serious
> > > > Tags: squeeze
> > > > Justification: installation is impossible
> > > >
> > > > latest installer and .iso netinst image (from today 2011-02-04)
> > > > firmware on the USB stick for the RTL (firmware-realtek, 0.28)
> > > > firmware loads fine
> > > > but dhcp is not working, no ip address
> > >
> > >
> > > We have seen other such issues. This probably belongs to the firmware
> > > itself....and given its non-freeness, has few chances to be fixed,
> > > except by Realtek..:-)
> > >
> > There's no reason to think the firmware, rather than the driver, is at
> > fault, afaik.
>
> Only the RTL8111D/RTL8168D chips currently require firmware patches. So
> either the title of this bug is wrong or Norbert is mistaken about
> firmware being loaded.

Please answer this.

Ben.

--
Ben Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.


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