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Thread: Realtek PCIe GBE Network card drivers or any support in Suse 12.1

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    Default Realtek PCIe GBE Network card drivers or any support in Suse 12.1

    I just bought an Acer aspire x1920 and at the moment I am running win7 and I hate any and all windows distros I want to install Suse12.1 but I know the network doesn't work (I tried it in the past and I had no internet). I have a Realtek PCIe GBE family controller(that's my network card that gives me the internet in windows7.) I want to try Open suse 12.1 but I need the internet with it. Any help or support I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
    Synic74

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    Default Re: Realtek PCIe GBE Network card drivers or any support in Suse12.1

    On 04/16/2012 08:36 PM, Synic74 wrote:
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    > I just bought an Acer aspire x1920 and at the moment I am running win7
    > and I hate any and all windows distros I want to install Suse12.1 but I
    > know the network doesn't work (I tried it in the past and I had no
    > internet). I have a Realtek PCIe GBE family controller(that's my network
    > card that gives me the internet in windows7.) I want to try Open suse
    > 12.1 but I need the internet with it. Any help or support I can get
    > would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,


    If you know the vendor and device numbers, it is easy to determine if there is a
    Linux driver for your hardware. In Windows, open the Device Manager, check the
    properties for the network device, and open the Details tab. The numbers you
    need are XXXX and YYYY in the following string: PCI\VEN_XXXX&DEV_YYYY.

    You can also download the 12.1 KDE Live CD and boot it to see if the network works.


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    Default Re: Realtek PCIe GBE Network card drivers or any support in Suse12.1

    Ok I found what you stated and its as follows CI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_03901025&REV_03
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_03901025
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_020000
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_0200
    If this is what I am looking for please direct me to the proper area where I can get the drivers and install them. Thanks for your helpful knowledge and long live Freedom of choice.
    Synic74

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    Default Re: Realtek PCIe GBE Network card drivers or any support in Suse12.1

    On 04/17/2012 09:26 AM, Synic74 wrote:
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    > Ok I found what you stated and its as follows
    > CI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_03901025&REV_03
    > PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_03901025
    > PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_020000
    > PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_0200
    > If this is what I am looking for please direct me to the proper area
    > where I can get the drivers and install them. Thanks for your helpful
    > knowledge and long live Freedom of choice.


    Your card has PCI ID 10ec:8168. The driver for that device is r8169, and it is
    built into the kernel in openSUSE 12.1. It should work "out of the box". Most
    devices have Linux drivers built in.

    As I noted earlier, you can test with either of the Live CD images, which will
    boot without making any permanent changes to your system. Either the Gnome or
    KDE variant will work - I think you will find KDE to be a little more like the
    desktop you are now using.


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