r8101 in F12

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Sun Nov 8 00:58:30 UTC 2009

Hew Adam,

>> Looks like there is no support for 8101 in 2.6.31 kernels,
>How do you mean? Can you provide more details?

I just searched the web and found that a few Ubuntu users w/ 2.6.31 kernels
could not build realteks source.

>> others have
>> had issues compiling as well:
>> error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ...
>The module is obviously buildable in the F12 kernel source, or else it
>wouldn't exist...there may be a patch in the F12 kernel package to fix

Hrm, how do I look further into this?

>if I were a betting man I'd bet you have 3 or 4GB of RAM (or more) and
>lots of "nommu_map_single: overflow..." messages in your kernel logs.
>Workaround: boot with 'iommu=soft' kernel parameter.

Heh, you should bet more often, it's an HP DV6-1030ca w/ 4gig of ram. I
should of searched bz given I also saw that "Broken Bios" message and

I am just putting F11 back on it now (I need it tomorrow all day...) but
I left empty space so I can slap an F12 install on it next week.

Hopefully I figure out how to get the nic working, that makes setting it up
rather hard:)


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