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Re: Install on Sager np4750, Problems with Realtek r8169 ethernet driver

I fixed my problem.  I had to add "acpi=off noapic nolapic" to my Grub
boot menu.

Bryan Walton

> Hi everybody,
>    I have a new Sager np4750 laptop that has a Realtek gigabit ethernet
> card that uses the r8169 driver in the kernel.  On doing the amd64
> install, Debian identified the card without problem.  I can load the
> module and bring up the eth0 network interface.  However, I can't pass
> any traffic, either by DNS or by IP address (I can't even ping my
> gateway).  I get an error message "Netdev Watchdog: eth0: transmit
> timed out".  I have tried building a new stock kernel (2.6.14) but the
> result wasn't any different.

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