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Bug#610561: installation-reports: r8196 based network card does not work with stock installer kernel

Package: installation-reports
Severity: normal

-- Package-specific info:

Boot method: netinst .iso on usb stick
Image version: debian-sq-di-rc1-amd64-netinst.iso
Date: 19. Jan 2011

Machine: HP Pavilion dv6
Partitions: --

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [E]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]


This notebook (unfortunately) has a r8196 based network card, which
requires non-free firmware. the stock installer-image asks for this
firmware (rtl8168d-2.fw). i found this firmware and put it on the
usb-stick. after that the installer does not ask for the firmware
anymore, and dmesg shows that it has loaded the firmware and actually
started the driver (link up etc). however dhcp config over the network
fails, as does anything else. 

after tips from #debian-boot i replaced the r8169.ko that the installer
loads with the one from linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-30_amd64.deb,
which makes the installer work and configure the network correctly. so
it seems that version of the driver is better than the older one...

any questions or anything i shoudl try: holler

regards  robert

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