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Re: Bug#648286: ITP: r8168 -- Realtek r8168 device driver for Linux (DKMS version)

Sorry, I don't understand...

This is merely an alternative driver from hardware vendor.
Sometimes you might need alternatives if your hardware doesn't work well,
  or if you just suspect it do not work well but you need something to
compare with.

"Fixing stuff" is always good if you can do it.


On 10 November 2011 22:34, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi.
> Dmitry Smirnov <onlyjob@member.fsf.org> (10/11/2011):
>>  r8168 is the Linux device driver released for RealTek RTL8168B/8111B,
>>  RTL8168C/8111C, RTL8168CP/8111CP, RTL8168D/8111D, RTL8168DP/8111DP, and
>>  RTL8168E/8111E Gigabit Ethernet controllers with PCI-Express interface.
>>  .
>>  This is to substitute built-in r8169 driver if it doesn't work well.
> What happened to “upstream first”, and “fix stuff if doesn't work well”?
> Mraw,
> KiBi.

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