realtek 8111H land contoller

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realtek 8111H land contoller

Postby NewToLinux » 2020-05-26 13:48

I wish to have a desktop built with Debian Buster as the operating system.

I am thinking of using a motherboard which has Realtek 8111H as the lan controller.

However, I have heard that this controller has caused problems with Linux systems.

What should I do about this ?
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Re: realtek 8111H land contoller

Postby Bloom » 2020-05-26 14:33

Buy another motherboard with a LAN chipset that works with Linux.
Or, if you already bought it, install a network card with an Intel-based chipset.
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Re: realtek 8111H land contoller

Postby shep » 2020-05-26 19:02

Mine works fine
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root@PooBear:/home/jsh# dmesg | grep 8111
[    1.025279] r8169 0000:25:00.0 eth0: RTL8168h/8111h, 00:d8:61:58:f8:d5, XID 54100800, IRQ 40


It does need firmware:
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root@PooBear:/home/jsh# dmesg | grep rtl
[    8.436541] r8169 0000:25:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw

If you are planning a netinstall, I would use the non-free netinstall images that include the firmware.
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