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    Re: Installation of R8168 driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    The needed driver r8169 is already in the kernel.
    chili,
    Do you think r8169 is good for 8168B controller? Because I have seen many users having issues with this combination (which is default in ubuntu..!). For example these:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=r8168
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=r8168

    However, all those users I have seen did have a connection, just very slow and/or inconsistent. Unless you tell me otherwise, I believe this combination is a no-match at all.

    @chirag,
    Although the links I have provided also contain a possible solution, the one given by praseodym deals with a newer (and perhaps better) driver. Besides, you are already in hands of best guys here. I just jumped in to clear my doubt about what chili said.
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    Re: Installation of R8168 driver problem

    Hi,

    this is why I linked to the r8168 installation. The thread starter wants to compile the r8169, which is already part of the kernel.

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    Re: Installation of R8168 driver problem

    Do you think r8169 is good for 8168B controller?
    There are as many cases where it works fine and is, in fact, used to post data to solve wireless issues. We see it in lshw. I certainly have seen some problems but not so many that I think it's a notorious non-performer.

    It makes sense to install r8168 since he has evidently removed r8169 entirely. He may not yet have build-essential.
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    Re: Installation of R8168 driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    He may not yet have build-essential.
    To chirag64:

    The packages dkms and build-essential can be installed from CD, just add it to your software sources. You also need the kernel-headers, if not installed:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    If you update your system to kernel -11, install the metapackage:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    Is it 32 or 64 bit?

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    Post Re: Installation of R8168 driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Do you have the install CD that you used to install? Can you run a live CD session and see what this tells us?
    Code:
    sudo updatedb
    locate r8169.ko
    sudo modprobe r8169
    dmesg | grep 8169
    I had installed using a 10.04 CD and later upgraded it to 11.04 and thats when the problem started.
    Eitherways, I'm using my 10.04 CD as a Live CD and running these....

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo updatedb
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ locate r8169.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8169.ko
    /rofs/lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8169.ko
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe r8169
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep 8169
    [    1.558169] HugeTLB registered 4 MB page size, pre-allocated 0 pages
    [    3.067554] r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
    [    3.067566] r8169 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    [    3.067593] r8169 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [    3.067634] r8169 0000:02:00.0: irq 27 for MSI/MSI-X
    [   42.487661] r8169: eth0: link up
    [   42.487666] r8169: eth0: link up
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
    Btw, internet runs fine on this 10.04 Live CD
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    Re: Installation of R8168 driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    P.S.: You are trying to install again the r8169. Use the "right" driver r8168, see here:

    http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/la.../#post-3005217

    Downloadlink:

    http://r8168.googlecode.com/files/r8...025.00.tar.bz2
    I think i've tried this earlier, but somehow failed, thats why I again removed r8168 and downloaded r8169. Lemme try again...
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    Exclamation Re: Installation of R8168 driver problem

    Ohk, it looks like I'm back to square one

    I had planned to remove the drivers and install new ones because my PPPOE connection was not working and my friend told me it was a driver issue.

    Now the drivers have been installed properly, but internet connection is still not alive, so I'm not sure if my internet problem is related to the drivers or not.

    I start my internet connection using sudo pppoeconf, but I keep getting the error:

    Code:
        │ Sorry, I scanned 1 interface, but the Access             │ 
              │ Concentrator of your provider did not respond. Please    │ 
              │ check your network and modem cables. Another reason for  │ 
              │ the scan failure may also be another running pppoe       │ 
              │ process which controls the modem.
    Is there any way that I can know that this is because of my drivers or not?
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