Posts tagged with “OpenSUSE”

Aug 30, 2012

OpenSUSE 12.2

OpenSUSE 12.2

We're less than a week for the release of OpenSUSE 12.2.

Nov 10, 2011

OpenSUSE 12.1

OpenSUSE 12.1 is going to be released November, 16th. Do not forget about that!

Apr 12, 2011

Realtek RTL8111/8168B on OpenSUSE (2)

On my last post I've presented the 😃rivers%3Anic" target="_blank">OpenSUSE Project Drivers:NIC.

But since than I've installed OpenSUSE 11.4 and configured it to use the OpenSUSE Tumbleweed repository with the 2.6.38 kernel that has a better support to the Realtek RTL8111/8168B ethernet card with the default r8169 module. I've been using this kernel (already on 2.6.38.2) for the last weeks and I haven't gotten those problems again.

Feb 2, 2011

Realtek RTL8111/8168B on OpenSUSE

I've recently installed OpenSUSE 11.3 on a computer with a Realtek Ethernet controller recognized as Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03) by lspci. Although the network worked after the installation, it couldn't connect after a reboot. The only useful messages returned by dmesg were:

r8169 0000:06:00.0: eth0: unable to apply firmware patch r8169 0000:06:00.0: eth0: link down r8169 0000:06:00.0: eth0: link down

After googling for this I realized that the r8169 module was wrongly chosen and it was necessary to install the r8168 module provided by Realtek and not included in the Kernel. Just after concluding this I found the 😃rivers%3Anic" target="_blank">OpenSUSE Project Drivers:NIC that aims to provide drivers for network interface cards, including the r8168 that I needed.

Update: I have more information in a newer post.

May 25, 2010

OpenSUSE 11.3 countdown

OpenSUSE 11.3 is expected to be released in July. Some of the changes we're going to see are:
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32
  • KDE 4.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2
  • Xorg 7.5