Bug#610302: Fails to load non-free firmware for RT8169 (10ec:8168 rev3)
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Version: netboot 2011-01-17
The installer correctly detects and installs the firmware, if it is
provided by the firmware-realtek (0.28) package on a VFAT USB stick. But
the kernel is unable to load the "rtl8168d-2.fw".
I manually moved the firmware from /lib/firmware/rtl_nic =>
Now the kernel was able to load the firmware and I got an eth0 device, but
the driver seems to be broken: DHCP fails and manual configuration doesn't
Instead I get a "NETDEV WATCHDOG" error message for eth0 in dmesg
(transmit queue 0 timed out) and a kernel backtrace for "dev_watchdog".
Debian Lenny and Ubuntu 10.04 install fine on the same notebook.
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