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Ralph DeWitt
Hi all:
I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new install
and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8 ones.
Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI Exprss Gigibit
Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller. My problem is that
after Googleing for Driver Install How To, I have come up with nothing
helpful. Could some one help me to install the proper driver. Thanks in
advance.

Ralph
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Re: Install help for Network driver

Mark Misulich-3
On Wed, 2012-03-14 at 15:27 -0400, Ralph DeWitt wrote:

> Hi all:
> I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new install
> and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8 ones.
> Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI Exprss Gigibit
> Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller. My problem is that
> after Googleing for Driver Install How To, I have come up with nothing
> helpful. Could some one help me to install the proper driver. Thanks in
> advance.
>
> Ralph

Hi,
I haven't installed the specific driver that you are trying to install,
but have installed other rtl drivers on my computers at various times.
So this will be a generic install email to get you going.

First, you need to install some things that will allow you to build the
driver.  Here is a list that may be a bit of overkill, but will get the
job done.

gcc
gcc-c++
gcc-cpp
qt4-devel
kdebase4-devel
kdelibs4-devel
kdevelop4
make
automake
autoconf
libtool
kernel-source

Once you have these installed, then you have to get the driver.  If you
have access to the internet you can download it directly onto the
computer that you wish to install the driver on.  If you are trying to
get a wired ethernet driver onto your computer for the first time, then
you will have to download the driver on a different computer, then burn
it to cd.  Once it is on cd, you can use the cd to bring the driver
tarball to the computer without access to the internet.

You can download the driver from here.

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=5&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#RTL8111B/RTL8168B/RTL8111/RTL8168%3Cbr%3ERTL8111C/RTL8111CP/RTL8111D%28L%29%3Cbr%3ERTL8168C/RTL8111DP/RTL8111E%3Cbr%3ERTL8168E/RTL8111F


Once you have the driver, I am assuming that you know how to unpack a
tarball.  So do that, then open up the directory that results and find
the README file.  It will tell how to actually install the driver that
you have opened up.  Realtek drivers used to install with configure,
make, and make install, but lately they have been using a shell script
to build and install the driver. You will do this in terminal, I use
Konsole as the terminal to do this installation.  

Please note that after you have installed the driver, you are required
to reboot the computer.  Do this by typing "reboot" and hitting enter in
konsole.  If you go to the kmenu instead and try to use the kde prompts
to restart the computer, the driver installation will mess up your
complete opensuse installation and you will probably end up having to do
a operating system re-install, before you once again install the realtek
driver the right way.

I hope that this helps you to get your driver installed.




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Re: Install help for Network driver

Per Jessen-2
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Ralph DeWitt wrote:

> Hi all:
> I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new install
> and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8 ones.
> Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI Exprss Gigibit
> Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller. My problem is
> that after Googleing for Driver Install How To, I have come up with
> nothing helpful. Could some one help me to install the proper driver.

It sounds like a fairly standard wireless card, the driver is probably
already installed.  Why do you think you need to install it?



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Re: Install help for Network driver

Ralph DeWitt
On Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:50:16 AM Per Jessen wrote:
> Ralph DeWitt wrote:
> > Hi all:
> > I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new
install
> > and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8 ones.
> > Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI Exprss Gigibit
> > Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller. My problem is
> > that after Googleing for Driver Install How To, I have come up with
> > nothing helpful. Could some one help me to install the proper driver.
>
> It sounds like a fairly standard wireless card, the driver is probably
> already installed.  Why do you think you need to install it?
Per:
The reason I believe that I need to install the driver is that the wireless
option does not appear in the network manager widget.
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Re: Install help for Network driver

Per Jessen-2
Ralph DeWitt wrote:

> On Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:50:16 AM Per Jessen wrote:
>> Ralph DeWitt wrote:
>> > Hi all:
>> > I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new
>> > install and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE
>> > 4.8
>> > ones. Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI
>> > Exprss Gigibit Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B
>> > controller. My problem is that after Googleing for Driver Install
>> > How To, I have come up with nothing helpful. Could some one help me
>> > to install the proper driver.
>>
>> It sounds like a fairly standard wireless card, the driver is
>> probably
>> already installed.  Why do you think you need to install it?
>
> Per:
> The reason I believe that I need to install the driver is that the
> wireless option does not appear in the network manager widget.

I don't know much about the Network Manager, I guess it might
automagically know how configure it.  The kernel really ought to have
the right module (RTL 8111/8168B is not a new chip), but if you do need
to install a new module, the procedure is basically:

1) retrieve source code (from Realtek I presume?)
2) build module
3) install module


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Re: Install help for Network driver

Martin Seidler-2
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Hello Ralph,

Am 14.03.2012 20:27, schrieb Ralph DeWitt:

> Hi all:
> I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new install
> and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8 ones.
> Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI Exprss Gigibit
> Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller. My problem is that
> after Googleing for Driver Install How To, I have come up with nothing
> helpful. Could some one help me to install the proper driver. Thanks in
> advance.
>
> Ralph
a Gigibit *wireless* card would be very cool
but I think you mean a 'normal' LAN with a cable/wire?

If so: Normally the driver should already in the kernel and so in
openSUSE 12.1.
But there have been some troubles at least with older kernels (I think
the fault was already in the kernel sources), compare for openSUSE 11.4:
http://forums.opensuse.org/deutsch-german/hilfe-und-helfen/netzwerk/473306-opensuse-11-4-x86_64-realtek-onboard-nic-schafft-keinen-link-nach-dem-booten.html 
(German language but with links for other distributions in English)

with a

"r8168B" or "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express
Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] "


So you should take a look at what you have (software and hardware):


Could you please open a console/terminal
and enter (or paste with your mouse)

/sbin/lspci -nnk


press [Enter] and post the output here in the mailing list
to be sure about your hardware especially your card?

And the same for the output of

lsmod | grep r816*



(if and what fitting/not quite fitting kernel module might be loaded)
and

uname -a

(for your used kernel) ?

There might be some help available on the horizion without having to
compile a driver/kernel module for your card by yourself....

http://software.opensuse.org/search?q=r8168&baseproject=openSUSE%3A12.1&lang=en

(to be continued with the search for the fitting kernel module for your
kernel version number and kernel flavor...;)


Ciao
Martin




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Re: Install help for Network driver

Ralph DeWitt
On Thursday, March 15, 2012 08:31:55 PM Martin Seidler wrote:
Martin: Here is the output as requested:

[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ /sbin/lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RD890 PCI to PCI
bridge (external gfx0 port B) [1002:5a14] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc RD890 PCI to PCI bridge (external
gfx0 port B) [1002:5a14]
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RD890 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCI express gpp port B) [1002:5a16]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RD890 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCI express gpp port D) [1002:5a18]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RD890 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCI express gpp port E) [1002:5a19]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RD890 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCI express gpp port F) [1002:5a1a]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RD890 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCI express gpp port H) [1002:5a1c]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391] (rev 40)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84dd]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0
Controller [1002:4397]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI
Controller [1002:4396]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0
Controller [1002:4397]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]                                                          
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI
Controller [1002:4396]                                                                      
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd                                          
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller
[1002:4385] (rev 42)                                                                          
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller
[1002:4385]      
        Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus                                      
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel
HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)                                                                
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8436]                    
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel                                    
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC
host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)                                                      
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host
controller [1002:439d]                                                                      
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
[1002:4384] (rev 40)                                                                    
00:14.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399]                                                          
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2
Controller [1002:4399]                                                                      
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd                                          
00:15.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI
to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1002:43a0]                                                  
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport                                          
00:15.1 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI
to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) [1002:43a1]                                                  
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:16.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0
Controller [1002:4397]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:16.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0
USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI
Controller [1002:4396]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h
Processor Function 0 [1022:1600]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h
Processor Function 1 [1022:1601]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h
Processor Function 2 [1022:1602]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h
Processor Function 3 [1022:1603]
        Kernel driver in use: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h
Processor Function 4 [1022:1604]
        Kernel driver in use: fam15h_power
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h
Processor Function 5 [1022:1605]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Juniper
XT [AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series] [1002:68ba]
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:2543]
        Kernel driver in use: radeon
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc Juniper HDMI Audio
[Radeon HD 5700 Series] [1002:aa58]
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:aa58]
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
02:00.0 SATA controller [0106]: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362 AHCI
Controller [197b:2362] (rev 10)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
[1043:8460]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
03:00.0 SATA controller [0106]: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362 AHCI
Controller [197b:2362] (rev 10)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
[1043:8460]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
04:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042
SuperSpeed USB Host Controller [1b21:1042]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8488]
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
05:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042
SuperSpeed USB Host Controller [1b21:1042]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8488]
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
06:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8
[Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller [1106:3044] (rev c0)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4A series motherboard
[1043:81fe]
        Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168]
(rev 06)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 and other
motherboards [1043:8432]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ lsmod | grep r816*
r8169                  61333  0
[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ uname -a
Linux linux-x9yw 3.1.9-1.4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 27 08:55:10
UTC 2012 (efb5ff4) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$

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Per Jessen-2
Ralph DeWitt wrote:

> 08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
> RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168]
> (rev 06)
> Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 and other motherboards
> [1043:8432]
> Kernel driver in use: r8169
> [diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ lsmod | grep r816*
> r8169                  61333  0

That seems to be all in order - is the network card shown when you
do "ip addr"?  If that's fine too and it has an address etc, then it
has to be some Network Manager issue.  



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Mark Misulich-3
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On Thu, 2012-03-15 at 09:39 -0400, Ralph DeWitt wrote:

> On Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:50:16 AM Per Jessen wrote:
> > Ralph DeWitt wrote:
> > > Hi all:
> > > I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new
> install
> > > and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8 ones.
> > > Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI Exprss Gigibit
> > > Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller. My problem is
> > > that after Googleing for Driver Install How To, I have come up with
> > > nothing helpful. Could some one help me to install the proper driver.
> >
> > It sounds like a fairly standard wireless card, the driver is probably
> > already installed.  Why do you think you need to install it?
> Per:
> The reason I believe that I need to install the driver is that the wireless
> option does not appear in the network manager widget.
Is it possible that wireless is not enabled in Network Manager?  When
you left click on the network manager icon, look in the dialog box that
pops up, then look on the left side at interfaces and see if on the
bottom if "Enable wireless" is checked.


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Mark Misulich wrote:

> On Thu, 2012-03-15 at 09:39 -0400, Ralph DeWitt wrote:
>> On Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:50:16 AM Per Jessen wrote:
>> > Ralph DeWitt wrote:
>> > > Hi all:
>> > > I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new
>> install
>> > > and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8
>> > > ones. Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI
>> > > Exprss Gigibit Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B
>> > > controller. My problem is that after Googleing for Driver Install
>> > > How To, I have come up with nothing helpful. Could some one help
>> > > me to install the proper driver.
>> >
>> > It sounds like a fairly standard wireless card, the driver is
>> > probably
>> > already installed.  Why do you think you need to install it?
>> Per:
>> The reason I believe that I need to install the driver is that the
>> wireless option does not appear in the network manager widget.
>
> Is it possible that wireless is not enabled in Network Manager?  When
> you left click on the network manager icon, look in the dialog box
> that pops up, then look on the left side at interfaces and see if on
> the bottom if "Enable wireless" is checked.

Mark, judging by the PCI listing Ralph posted, this is a copper gigabit
interface, not wirelesss at all.


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Martin Seidler-2
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Hello Ralph,

*I.*
Am 15.03.2012 21:13, schrieb Ralph DeWitt:
> On Thursday, March 15, 2012 08:31:55 PM Martin Seidler wrote:
> Martin: Here is the output as requested:
>
> [diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ /sbin/lspci -nnk
[...]
> 08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
> RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168]
> (rev 06)
>          Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 and other
> motherboards [1043:8432]
>          Kernel driver in use: r8169

> [diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ lsmod | grep r816*
> r8169                  61333  0
As suspected your software system uses a r816*9* kernel module (...9)
but your hardware is a  Realtek [...] RTL8111/816*8*B [10ec:816*8*] (...8).

So I suspect an equal fault like described in

-
http://forums.opensuse.org/deutsch-german/hilfe-und-helfen/netzwerk/473306-opensuse-11-4-x86_64-realtek-onboard-nic-schafft-keinen-link-nach-dem-booten.html
- http://www.foxhop.net/realtek-dropping-packets-on-linux-ubuntu-and-fedora
- http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=80757
- http://www.twm-kd.com/linux/realtek-rtl81688111e-and-ubuntu-linux/
-
http://unixblogger.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/the-pain-of-an-realtek-rtl8111rtl8168-ethernet-card/
- to be continued ....just google for "10ec:8168" ....)

*II.*
But (not very probably) the kernel module might be already there (but
not loaded).

So you might try to unload the false and load the fitting driver (-v
stand for verbose - I like to see what the system is doing....)


su -

rmmod -v r8169

modeprobe -v r8168



*IF this would help you might have to blacklist the false driver.*
(please mail again!)


*III.*
*IF THIS DOES NOT HELP:*


1) You might try to compile the fitting driver/kernel module r8168 from
the sources alike the users here have proposed.



_2)_

Not working seems to be the (easy) way I thought of:

As my search for "r8168" on the the openSUSE build service for 12.1

software.opensuse.org/search?q=r8168&baseproject=openSUSE%3A12.1



and having a look at

> [diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$ uname -a
> Linux linux-x9yw 3.1.9-1.4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 27 08:55:10
> UTC 2012 (efb5ff4) x86_64 c x86_64 GNU/Linux
> [diesel@linux-x9yw ~]$
>
your kernel openSUSE version number

3.1.9-1.4



and your openSUSE kernel flavor

desktop


and

openSUSE 12.1

and your

x86_64

architecture

brought me *no fitting prebuild kernel module* like something named

"r8168-kmp-desktop-8.024.00_k3.1.9-1.4-1.13.x86_64.rpm" and build for
openSUSE 12.1 (not Tumbleweed).


3)
Another way might be to ask the maintainers of the more or less
unofficial repositories

https://build.opensuse.org/project/users?project=drivers%3Anic

or

https://build.opensuse.org/package/users?package=r8168&project=home%3ATheTiger


if they would build a fitting module for openSUSE 12.1


4)
Or to file a bug report and help openSUSE and SUSE to improve the
distributions...


Sorry if I brought you news about more work to do ...

Good luck!

Martin



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Re: Install help for Network driver

Ricardo Chung
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On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 03:27:02 PM Ralph DeWitt wrote:

> Hi all:
> I am running opensuse 12.1 updated to KDE 4.8. This was a new install
> and still vanilla with no extra repositories outside of KDE 4.8 ones.
> Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI Exprss Gigibit
> Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller. My problem is that
> after Googleing for Driver Install How To, I have come up with nothing
> helpful. Could some one help me to install the proper driver. Thanks in
> advance.
>
> Ralph
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Hi, Ralph.

As you mentioned "Recently I installed a new wireless network card, a PCI
Exprss Gigibit Ethernet Controller with a RTL 8111/8168B controller" is not
possible to show a wireless  because this is not a wireless Network Adapter
Card. Unless you have a Wireless Adapter Card with the proper driver installed  
it will not show anything on Network Manager Applet.. If you write on terminal

 /sbin/lspci -nnk

or

su -
(it will ask root password) and then

lspci -nnk

it will show you (anong other devices) what kind of Network Adapter Card and
Controller your machine has installed.

Any way I will assume you are making reference to Network Manager Applet is
not showing your Network options (Wired, Wireless, Broadband, etc.). It seems
PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (RTL 8111/8168B) works despite is not
showed into the Network Manager Applet (if your machine receive an IP address
automatically by DHCP). In case you need to assign IP fixed or static you will
need to go via YaST.

Please elaborate where is the core of your concern.

Regards,


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Re: Install help for Network driver

Martin Seidler-2
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Am 16.03.2012 13:59, schrieb Martin Seidler:
> Hello Ralph,
[...]
> *III.*
> *IF THIS DOES NOT HELP:*
[...]
> 4)
> Or to file a bug report and help openSUSE and SUSE to improve the
> distributions...
[...]

If you go the way like described in III.4) above and report this problem
of openSUSE 12.1 to openSUSE's/SUSE's/Novell's bugzilla you might add
some references/links (in addition to the already given by me?):

- Bug 32962 - r8169 self reboot the machine with RTL8111/8168B PCI
Express Gigabit Ethernet
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32962

- Bug 702205 - RTL8111/8168B hard locking and rebooting machines when
under heavy load
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=702205

- Bug 709886 - default driver for realtek rtl8111e chip (ethernet) does
not work
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=709886

- Default driver for Realtek RTL8111E chip (Ethernet) does not work
http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/hardware/461975-default-driver-realtek-rtl8111e-chip-ethernet-does-not-work.html

Good luck!

Martin


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