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Date:      Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:52:36 +0100
From:      Roland Smith <>
To:        William Gordon Rutherdale <>
Subject:   Re: Cannot get ethernet off the ground
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On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 08:11:00PM -0500, William Gordon Rutherdale wrote:
> I have to use paper-sneakernet because
> - no network connectivity yet
> - tried plugging in a memory stick; it flashed but nothing showed up=20
> with the 'mount' command
> Here are the last two entries from the 'pciconf -lv' command, which look=
> relevant to the problem.  I had to write them down on paper and walk=20
> over to this room to type them.  Please pardon any typos:
> none2@pci0:2:0:0: class=3D0x020000 card=3D0x2abf103c chip=3D0x816810ec=20
> rev=3D0x02 hdr=3D0x00
>     vendor          =3D 'Realtek Semiconductor'
>     device          =3D 'RTL 8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
>     class           =3D network
>     subclass        =3D ethernet

There seems to have been some breakage of the re(4) and rl(4) drivers in
the 7.1 release cycle. See [

You should try to get the files mentioned in the abovementioned link on
your machine, and rebuild your kernel.

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