On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:52:07AM -0500, Stephen Conrad wrote:
> I have found a workaround. It seems that while the Squeeze installer cannot
> seem to utilize the RTL8111, the resulting installation does not have the
> I executed the following steps:
> 1) Installed an old 10/100 PCI network card I had lying around
> 2) Booted from netinstall CD:
> 3) Ignored requests for "rtl8168d-1.fw"
> 4) Selected the old network card for use during installation
> 5) After installation and reboot both cards were fully functional
> immediately, no non-free sources were required
> 6) Removed old 10/100 card from my system and "hey presto" I have a Squeeze
That's interesting... does the kernel request any firmware when you boot
with just the RTL8111, and if so, what firmware file does it load? Which
package provides that firmware file?