[mythtv-users] realtek r1000 driver not included
decepticon at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 19:40:36 UTC 2007
Thanks all for the suggestions. I'll try a few things when I get home.
I also read somewhere that Ubuntu Edgy includes the r1000 by default,
maybe I'll give that a whirl.
On 3/7/07, George Galt <george.galt at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had a similar problem (no drivers) but because I was on Fedora, I
> had the source. Here is a rather good write-up of what to do that I
> found somewhere (unfortunately, I don't remember the URL for the
> original post). While it is specific for Fedora, it has a few tips in
> it that might be useful.
> First you need to install the kernel header and the hardlink package.
> You may need to install other packages, but the process is the same.
> Log in as root:
> $ su -
> Check your kernel version:
> $ uname -r
> Now, this is the version of the kernel header you need to install. You
> can find all the packages on the FC5 CD's/DVD or you can download them
> from another computer
> Make sure you choose the kernel-smp-devel version for the header (smp
> is for dual core processors).
> Now install it:
> $ rpm -Uvh filepath
> Now you're ready to install the network driver. Just follow the readme
> file and enter the following lines in the shell:
> $ tar vzxf r1000_v1.04.tgz
> $ cd r1000_v1.04
> $ make clean modules
> $ make install
> $ /sbin/depmod -a
> Now you need to do:
> $ modprobe r1000
> $ dhclient
> Now you can check if you successfully installed the driver:
> $ dmesg
> Look for lines starting with "eth0".
> Reboot the computer.
> Go to System->Administration->Network and your network card should
> already be there. If your network card doesn't appear automatically
> try adding a wrong card, for example the 3Com something... Then do the
> above steps again (install the card) and the wrong card should be
> replaced with the right one.
> After you have filled in the proper IP-address, DNS and so on simply
> deactivate and the activate the card. You network should be working
> properly now.
> Now you need to update your Fedora:
> $ su -
> $ yum -y update
> After the update the network doesn't work any more. However this is
> fairly easy to correct.
> Navigate to the r1000_v1.04 folder from before and go to the src
> directory. For example:
> $ cd /home/username/r1000_v1.04/src/
> When there type:
> $ su -
> $ gedit r1000_n.c
> Once opened look for the following lines:
> MODULE_PARM (speed, "1-" __MODULE_STRING(MAX_UNITS) "i");
> MODULE_PARM (duplex, "1-" __MODULE_STRING(MAX_UNITS) "i");
> MODULE_PARM (autoneg, "1-" __MODULE_STRING(MAX_UNITS) "i");
> and replace them with:
> MODULE_PARM_DESC (speed, "1-" __MODULE_STRING(MAX_UNITS) "i");
> MODULE_PARM_DESC (duplex, "1-" __MODULE_STRING(MAX_UNITS) "i");
> MODULE_PARM_DESC (autoneg, "1-" __MODULE_STRING(MAX_UNITS) "i");
> Save and close.
> Ok, now repeat the installation of the network driver and everything
> should be fine.
> You may want to install the NetworkManager:
> On 3/7/07, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> wrote:
> > MacNean Tyrrell wrote:
> > >
> > > <snip>
> > > Kernel source is included in KnoppMyth, but it is tarred/gzipped. Look
> > > in /usr/src, and you should find it. You just need to untar it, which
> > > then should allow you to compile the NIC driver. I had to do this for
> > > the nVidia binary driver.
> > >
> > >
> > > actually in the newest version of Knoppmyth (5e50 i believe) only the
> > > headers were included. But for some reason this should have worked but
> > > didnt'. You can go to KnoppMyth's forum site and cecil put up a link to
> > > the tar'd file for the source. I also had issues with this card with my
> > > dad, i ended up putting in a different PCI NIC instead of using the
> > > onboard one cause i couldn't get the r1000 driver to work. (in the make
> > > menu for the Kernel it says it's part of the install, not a module, and
> > > not blank) i rebuilt the kernel and still couldn't get this driver to work.
> > Ah. I am using slightly older versions of KnoppMyth, I wrongly assumed
> > all versions came with kernel source.
> > Tom
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