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Old 04-27-2011, 07:48 AM
Sebastian Niehaus
 
Default Bug#611954: Realtek Card RTL8111/8168B working here

Just for the record: I have a RTL8111/8168B card working fine on Squeeze
AMD64.




,----[ lspci -v ]
|
| [...]
|
|
| 05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
| Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7599
| Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
| I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
| Memory at fdfff000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
| Memory at fdff8000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
| Expansion ROM at fe9e0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
| Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
| Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
| Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
| Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Count=4 Masked-
| Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data
| Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
| Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
| Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 03-00-00-00-68-4c-e0-00
| Kernel driver in use: r8169
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During initialisation it tries to patch its firmware but doesn't
succeed.


,----[ /var/log/syslog ]
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.677891] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.677908] r8169 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.677946] r8169 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.677988] alloc irq_desc for 29 on node 0
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.677989] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.678001] r8169 0000:05:00.0: irq 29 for MSI/MSI-X
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.678428] eth0: RTL8168d/8111d at 0xffffc90000c64000, 6c:62:de:ad:be:ef, XID 081000c0 IRQ 29
| Apr 26 15:33:27 ceramic kernel: [ 0.685110] eth0: unable to apply firmware patch
`----

Anyway, networking works fine here. (Okay, I did no performance tests).


See also: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/179166/focus=1069855
 

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