[ubuntu-uk] Running restore disc for Ubuntu

Simon Wears munkyjunky at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 5 15:04:29 GMT 2009


I missed the first lot of emails about this, so I may be WAY off the  
point here.

Looking at that last email, are you having network issues with the  
r8168 driver? If so, I had that with Hardy, on a Realtek network card.  
I can't remember entirely what I did, but I know I posted about it on  
the Ubuntu forums.

If that's your problem (or one of) I can try dig out what I did to fix  
it for you.

Simon Wears
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On 5 Mar 2009, at 14:06, Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I think we have provided immense amounts of information detailing
> exactly the commands that Rowan needs to recompile and reinstall his
> driver. Either he knuckles down and tries it ...
>
> I already did just that, I believe:
>
> type the following as root or using sudo to rebuild the r8168 driver:
> cd /root/lc2000/r8168-8.008.00
> make clean modules
> make install
> depmod -a
> reboot
>
> "cd /root/lc2000/r8168-8.008.00" had to be entered without sudo.
>
> "make clean modules" required sudo and gave result as follows:
>
> make -C src/ clean
> make[1]: Entering directory `/root/lc2000/r8168-8.008.00/src'
> rm -rf *.o *.ko *~core* .dep* .*.d .*.cmd *.mod.c *.a  
> *.s .*.flags .tmp_version
> s Module.symvers Modules.symvers *.order
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/lc2000/r8168-8.008.00/src'
> make -C src/ modules
> make[1]: Entering directory `/root/lc2000/r8168-8.008.00/src'
> make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/build SUBDIRS=/src modules
> make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-23-generic'
> scripts/Makefile.build:41: src/Makefile: No such file or directory
> make[3]: *** No rule to make target `src/Makefile'.  Stop.
> make[2]: *** [_module_/src] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-23-generic'
> make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/lc2000/r8168-8.008.00/src'
> make *** [modules] Error 2
>
>
>
> Alan Pope wrote:
>> On 05/03/2009, Sean Miller <sean at seanmiller.net> wrote:
>>
>>> I really think you're wasting your time, Rowan, dealing with them.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Harsh.
>>
>>
>>> I am convinced that if you let Ubuntu simply install itself you'll
>>> have all your issues fixed.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I'd be willing to bet that's not the case. Look at it from LC point  
>> of
>> view. They want to ship a laptop running Ubuntu but they _know_ the
>> driver that ships with Ubuntu is "broken" or "sub-optimal" so they go
>> to the effort of getting the source and building a decent driver into
>> their build of Ubuntu.
>>
>> They clearly have made some effort making a recovery CD which can
>> revert everything back to factory default which says to me they are
>> far from clueless.
>>
>> The fact is that they have a luckless and clueless (his words) user
>> who doesn't understand how these things fit together. It's not easy
>> supporting someone who has only just started out on this journey, and
>> I think we should pay LC some respect for trying.
>>
>>
>>> It is one of the things we've been taught to do, phone or e-mail the
>>> supplier in the first instance, but when it comes to Linux I have
>>> never felt it to be the right move.  If the machine is not "mature"
>>> (ie. filled with applications, files and whatever) it's often far
>>> better to simply wipe it and start again.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> You're not Rowan though. You have orders of magnitude more skill and
>> experience in use of Linux than he appears to. If he goes for a
>> vanilla install of Ubuntu it's entirely likely that he'll end up with
>> some level of brokenness somewhere and no support from LC.
>>
>>
>>> What do others think?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I think we have provided immense amounts of information detailing
>> exactly the commands that Rowan needs to recompile and reinstall his
>> driver. Either he knuckles down and tries it, or he takes his laptop
>> to a local Linux User Group (or even a remote one :) ) and gets
>> someone to look at it with/for him.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Al.
>>
>>
>
>
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