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Bug#526983: 'official' realtek driver works for me



Zach Sadecki wrote:

I built and installed the Realtek 8168 driver version 8.018.00 from the Realtek site and the problem has gone away.

Thanks for the suggestion. I have downloaded version 8.018.00 of the r8101 driver (my chip is an RTL8101e) from the Realtek site, and have tried it with kernel linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 version 2.6.32-20.

However, the problem persists: the network card hangs shortly after starting a large rsync. The main difference is that dmesg shows nothing, but suspending to RAM and resuming fixes it just as with the default driver.

In addition, while testing the Realtek r8101 driver, I got the following rsync error once, right after enting the password for the remote machine:

Received disconnect from UNKNOWN: 2: Corrupted MAC on input.
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes to socket [generator]:
Broken pipe (32)
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(1530) [generator=3.0.7]
rsync error: received SIGUSR1 (code 19) at main.c(1306) [receiver=3.0.7]

On the second try, the network just hung... I am going back to using the default driver.

Carlos




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