kern/183167: RTL8111/8168 fails to attach.

Edward O'Callaghan eocallaghan at
Mon Oct 21 22:50:03 UTC 2013

>Number:         183167
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       RTL8111/8168 fails to attach.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Oct 21 22:50:02 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Edward O'Callaghan
>Release:        FreeBSD 10.0-BETA1
Altera Praxis Pty Ltd
FreeBSD 10.0-BETA1 amd64

The network adapter found in this^[1] crappy commodity board fails to attach.
The NIC in question seems to be a 'RTL8111/8168 Express Gigabit Ethernet' with the vendor:product id of 10ec:8168. I presume the right driver should be re(4) which claims to support this chipset. If it is any help this MB has a horrible UEFI BIOS. Let me know if there is anything else I can provide?

Kind Regards,

[1] -
Try FreeBSD with a 'RTL8111/8168 Express Gigabit Ethernet' NIC.
It is known that GNU/Linux attaches this NIC and was found to work fine.
Possibly just a case of adding the product id to the driver?


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