Bug#980777: FIT-PC: Fails to find driver for Ethernet, Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI
On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 05:03:35PM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Jan 2021 20:07:22 +0000
> "Andrew M.A. Cater" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > 8.6 is old - I'd be surprised that 10.7 firmware iso wouldn't
> > > > work.
> > >
> > > I didn't try 10.x. 8.6 was what I had handy, i.e. it came up first
> > > in the midden. However, debian-10.4.0-i386-netinst.iso also fails
> > > to detect the NIC and gives the shortened menu of drivers to try.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Does anybody read signatures any more?
> > >
> > > https://charlescurley.com
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> > Firmware-linux-free is usually installed by default. I would
> > sincerely suggest that you try 10.7 unless you want to wait until
> > 10.8 comes out (scheduled for the weekend of 6th February 2021.
> > I think you just hit a problematic install - I've had laptops with
> > that particular Realtek Ethernet and they're normally just found.
> > All best, as ever,
> > Andy C.
> I tried 10.7. Same problem.
> This time I am attaching the syslog to this email.
> I then did a search on the syslog, and got this:
> root@hawk:/media/disk# grep 8139 syslog
> Jan 23 23:11:36 kernel: [ 0.416093] pci 0000:00:0d.0: [10ec:8139] type 00 class 0x020000
> Jan 23 23:11:36 kernel: [ 0.416722] pci 0000:00:0e.0: [10ec:8139] type 00 class 0x020000
> Jan 23 23:11:36 kernel: [ 22.813925] usb 1-1.2: Product: DataTraveler 2.0
> On another FIT-PC which is running Bullseye:
> root@white:/var/log/apt# dmesg | grep 8139
> [ 10.897167] pci 0000:00:0d.0: [10ec:8139] type 00 class 0x020000
> [ 10.898147] pci 0000:00:0e.0: [10ec:8139] type 00 class 0x020000
> [ 44.971388] 8139cp: 8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.3 (Mar 22, 2004)
> [ 44.979230] 8139cp 0000:00:0d.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip, use 8139too
> [ 45.141373] 8139cp 0000:00:0e.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip, use 8139too
> [ 45.438841] 8139too: 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.28
> [ 45.534101] 8139too 0000:00:0d.0 eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xccfc2a96, 00:01:c0:03:f4:11, IRQ 10
> [ 45.729725] 8139too 0000:00:0e.0 eth1: RealTek RTL8139 at 0x2e6d8dc8, 00:01:c0:03:d8:78, IRQ 5
> [ 48.858651] 8139too 0000:00:0e.0 enp0s14: renamed from eth1
> [ 48.960869] 8139too 0000:00:0d.0 enp0s13: renamed from eth0
> [ 56.400301] 8139too 0000:00:0d.0 enp0s13: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1
> Considerably different.
OK. This might be a bug in the i386 iso - as you've seen, we can't test all
i386 easily. This might just be a regression. Given that we're about to release 10.8 on Feb 6th, can I suggest that you send a mail into debian-boot
(or debian cd) referencing the bug number and including the syslog entries
These are the machines with Geode but limited to 256M memory? As a matter of
interest, what are you using them for - what's the use case - because 256M
is marginal now, I think.
> Does anybody read signatures any more?