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Thread: Hardy Heron and realtek r8168 kernel module

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    Unhappy Hardy Heron and realtek r8168 kernel module

    Hi,

    I've recently done a fresh install of Hardy Heron on my Asus A6M notebook and run into a really annoying issue.

    First off, the wireless card refused to work out of the box, forcing me to hunt out a USB key to transfer the firmware for the b43-fwcutter application. That worked without too much of a problem eventually.

    Lucky for the second PC though

    Now the more irritating problem... The integrated realtek 8168B Lan card.

    I've followed the steps in the article http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=755002 and the module installs without complaints.

    When I boot the pc, the module r8168 and 8169 are loaded and shown with lsmod, I have an eth0 but no matter what I attempt, no dhcp lease can be obtained.

    Only by doing the following can I get lease and connect.

    rmmod or modprobe -r r8169
    rmmod or modprobe -r r8168

    modprobe -r8168
    /etc/init.d/networking restart
    How can I stop the r8169 module from loading, I've tried pretty much everything I can think of.

    NOTE: the r8169 has an entry in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    "blacklist r8169"

    The r8168 is shown in /etc/modprobe.d/aliases

    I have also deleted the r8169.ko from /lib/modules/.../drivers/net/r8169.ko

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    Cool Re: Hardy Heron and realtek r8168 kernel module

    bump...

    anyone have an idea how this can be fixed?

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    Re: Hardy Heron and realtek r8168 kernel module

    NOTE: the r8169 has an entry in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    "blacklist r8169"
    Is it actually in quotes? It shouldn't be.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Hardy Heron and realtek r8168 kernel module

    No, there are no no quotes in the blacklist file.

    Although I've done a few of the updates now and something has fixed it... as long as I set the profile to roaming in the network manager.

    dhcp, wasn't picking up an IP when the cable was attached.

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    Re: Hardy Heron and realtek r8168 kernel module

    Hey, if anyone's reading this thread (it's been a few months now) check out:
    http://www.jamesonwilliams.com/hardy-r8168.html
    I made the fix while Hardy was out, but it works just the same in Intrepid, unsurprisingly.

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    Re: Hardy Heron and realtek r8168 kernel module

    I just want to say thanks to Jameson - his script is the kiddo! The *only* thing I'd say to make it clearer for the hard-of-thinking (myself included here) is that you need to do this first:
    Code:
    sudo apt-cdrom add; sudo apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    And obviously to make that happen you have to have a disc with the relevant debs in the drive.
    Bazzer

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