Module for Realtek RTL8111B ethernet NIC
fbsd at aanet.com.au
Thu Apr 19 09:51:27 UTC 2007
I have just installed PC-BSD on an Asus A8JS laptop. The Realtek
RTL8111B ethernet NIC does not work so I'm looking for a bit of help.
As far as I can tell the driver for this NIC is the rl driver (the
module is called if_rl.ko), but I also found a place where the driver
was listed as the re driver. So the first question is whether someone
can clarify this?
The NIC is not recognised during boot as there is no mention of it in
dmesg, which leads me to think that maybe this NIC is not supported by
the version of the driver in PC-BSD 1.3 (based on FreeBSD 6.1). Realtek
provide a FreeBSD driver on their site and the Readme says to install by
either of two methods: 1. Put the if_rl.ko module in /modules folder,
etc but the if_rl.ko file is not provided or 2. place new versions of
the source code files into source and compile the module but since I
have no connectivity I can't download source to do this.
I have thought about how to get around these problems and have a couple
1. Someone could email me an up to date version of the module. The re
and rl drivers are compiled in the kernel according to the PC-BSD kernel
configuration file. Will this conflict with any module I load?
2. Is it possible to download source on another pc and transfer it to
the laptop on cd or usb drive so I can try the compile route. Please
note that I have tried the source code PBI from the PC-BSD website, but
some of the directories that should then exist according to the readme
file are missing so that doesn't work.
Thanks for any help.
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