[realtek] Help me!

Jeff Garzik jgarzik@mandrakesoft.mandrakesoft.com
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 03:00:06 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, William T Wilson wrote:
> Fortunately, the rtl8139 driver is distributed with most modern linux
> systems, and is included in 2.0.x (doesn't work very well) and 2.2.x
> (works much better).  Unless you need to use the modern driver with 2.0,
> you should do ok just compiling the one that comes with the kernel.  If
> you only want the driver module and not the whole kernel, go through the
> normal kernel configuration process, but build only the modules.  If the
> kernel is the same version it should work fine.

The rtl8139 with 2.2.x kernels has a bug in all but the most recent
versions (2.2.18-preXX kernels).  2.4.x kernels should be ok.