8139/TXT/UNIX/LINUX.TXT Driver File Contents (mb_5CDriver_5CLAN_5CRealtek_5C8100C_8110S_5C649_642.zip)
Driver Package File Name: mb_5CDriver_5CLAN_5CRealtek_5C8100C_8110S_5C649_642.zip
This document contains instructions on installing Linux driver
and adjusting speed for the series of RTL8139(A/B/C/8130) Network Adapter
(1.) Kernel Had Supported Driver:
Check the directory " /lib/modules/¡K./net " if you could find
"rtl8139.o". Your kernel had supported RTL8139 series. You could
easy use "linuxconf" to setup your card. If you don't like linuxconf,
you also could use "modprobe rtl8139" and "ifconfig up eth0" to load
module. If your driver load properly, your "/etc/conf.modules" should
include line of "alias eth0 rtl8139".
(2.) Kernel Don't Support Driver:
If your kernel doesn't support RTL8139 series, you should compiler
driver by yourself. Please contact
to get source code. The compiler command is located on the end of
source code. Maybe like "gcc -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes
-O6 -c rtl8139.c". If you couldn't compiler success, maybe you
should refer to error message and copy library or head file to Linux.
(1.) Adjusting speed:
Driver is designed with the gold that no options should be needed
in most environment. However not all cards and networks can be
automatically configured, thus allow operational parameters to be
modify when they are loaded as module. Typically the following
variables may be set:
insmod rtl8139 options=0x40
Hex Decimal Meaning
0x10 16 ...Force Full-Duplex operation (must be used with 0x20 or 0x40)
0x20 32 ...Force 100mbps-only operation
0x40 64 ...Force 10mbps-only
If loading as a module and configured /etc/conf.modules
alias eth0 rtl8139
Look weird like that but I believe that works.
That's what I got out of the documentation. It seems like the
options are supported in the module. If not, you'll need to
Compiling syntax is at the end.
Run: "rtl8139-diag -F 10baseT-HD"
That will force it to 10Mbps at half-duplex. If you want full-duplex
change it to 10baseT-FD. You'll need a switch for full-duplex.
Once you establish that it works, you can write the setting to
the EEPROM with "rtl8139-diag -w".
You could get some helpful information on these URLs.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate contact Realtek
Technical Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org