[ubuntu-in] newbie in linux..
karim at sarai.net
Tue Oct 10 08:34:38 BST 2006
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>> my name is balvinder and i am interested in becoming a part
>> of your community.
Balvinder ji, welcome.
>> i have already registered myself onto ur website and
>> i am in desperate need cause i need to switch over to ubntu from
What a noble goal :)
>> i would like to know how to install drivers for Realtek
>> rtl-8139d pci fast ethernet adapter in ubuntu....
I have been using realtek cards for over 5 years now and they work fine for me
(granted, not for heavy bandwidth operation, in which case I go Intel
Here's how to find out exactly which driver to use.
from the console, run the command sudo lspci
lspci lists all PCI (and some other) devices found and recognised on your
computer. An edited example of the output on one computer is :
bhim ~ $ sudo lspci | grep Ethernet
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Now, keep in mind the 00:08.0
at the prompt, do
bhim ~ $ sudo lspci -n | grep 00:08.0
00:08.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
Now, the two numbers you have to keep in mind in this example are 10ec, which is
the Vendor ID and 8139, which is the Device ID.
Now, go to
and search for the Device ID - which, in this case, is 8139. In Firefox, I would
press the / key and then enter 8139, pressing F3 to go from match to match. Try
and find an occurrence of 8139 which also has the Vendor ID, in this case 10ec
present. The line in the file is
rtl8139 0x10ec,0x8139 Realtek 8139
Now, look for the family under which this entry is present - in this case, it
is family drivers/net/rtl8139
This means, that in my case, I would have to use the rtl8139 driver.
try this and see...
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