<Linux device driver for Realtek Ethernet controllers> This is the Linux device driver released for RealTek Ethernet controllers, which are listed as following. 1. RTL8169S/SB/SC (Gigabit Ethernet with PCI interface) 2. RTL8168B (Gigabit Ethernet with PCI-Express interface) 3. RTL8101E (Fast Ethernet with PCI-Express interface) <Requirements> - kernel source tree (supported versions 2.4.x) - compiler/binutils for kernel compilation <Quick install with proper kernel settings> Unpack the tarball : tar vzxf r1000_vX.YZ.tgz Change to the directory: cd r1000_vX.YZ If you are running the target kernel, then you should be able to do : make clean modules (as root or with sudo) make install depmod -a <Force Link Status> 1. Force the link status when insert the driver. If the user is in the path ~/r1000, the link status can be forced to one of the 5 modes as following command. #insmod ./src/r1000.o speed=SPEED_MODE duplex=DUPLEX_MODE autoneg=NWAY_OPTION ,where SPEED_MODE = 1000 for 1000Mbps = 100 for 100Mbps = 10 for 10Mbps DUPLEX_MODE = 0 for half-duplex = 1 for full-duplex NWAY_OPTION = 0 for auto-negotiation off = 1 for auto-negotiation on For example: #insmod ./src/r1000.o speed=100 duplex=0 autoneg=0 will force PHY to operate in 100Mpbs Half-duplex. 2. Force the link status by using ethtool. a. Insert the driver first. b. Make sure that ethtool exists in /sbin. c. Force the link status as the following command. #ethtool -s eth? speed SPEED_MODE duplex DUPLEX_MODE autoneg NWAY_OPTION ,where SPEED_MODE = 1000 for 1000Mbps = 100 for 100Mbps = 10 for 10Mbps DUPLEX_MODE = half for half-duplex = full for full-duplex NWAY_OPTION = off for auto-negotiation off = on for auto-negotiation onDownload Driver Pack
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