Questions on how to use the Head files Pyun YongHyeon has created for re driver

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at
Mon Sep 1 04:19:50 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 12:01:16PM +0900, Tony Sim wrote:
 > Hi.  I've recently purchased a laptop that, by the looks of windows drivers
 > that came with it, was made by Realtek.  I THINK it might be 8168c, but
 > regardless, freebsd 7-rel failed to detect it.

Have you tried to run it on latest 7-stable or CURRENT?
I guess re(4) on 7-stable may recognize your controller. If not
please let me know.

 > I've tried to use ndisgen to get a .ko module, but it only
 >  half-worked; now freebsd detects the card as a realtek 8168/8111 and can be
 > found on ifconfig, but it's status is not UP nor DOWN.  When I tried to
 > change the status to UP, the entire system crashed.
 > I've also tried downloading the driver from realtek homepage, but it won't
 > compile (and does not have a folder with .ko file, as the Readme.txt claims)
 > A google search got me to an archived post:
 > and from the looks of it, he has created more patches since the posting:

Now re(4) has all the changes in the directory above so you don't
need to manually patch them if you run 7-stable/CURRENT.

 > except me being a newbie, I can't figure out what to do with this file.  The
 > responses from the testers were quite favorable, so I'm very excited about
 > the find.  Can someone help me figure out what i'm supposed to do here?  I'm
 > guessing these are patches, but patches to which files?  and how do i apply
 > these?
 > thank you very much for reading so far.

Pyun YongHyeon

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