Problem with 'Realtek RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 08)'

Ben Edwards list4me2 at
Mon Dec 8 23:17:41 UTC 2008

2008/12/8 Brian McKee <brian.mckee at>:
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Ben Edwards <list4me2 at> wrote:
>> Thanks for that.  There do seem to be too many entries.  However how
>> do I find the mac address as the carddoes not show up in ifconfig?
> lspci?  dmidecode?  lshw?  Sticker on the hardware?  Should be there
> somewhere.....
> But I'm betting if you just delete the extras and make the ones that
> are actually there 0 and 1 things will work as you expect.

Tried that and rebooted but no luck;(

Think the card might be bust, no lights come up on back and when I do
lcpci sometimes it reports (rev 08) and sometimes (rev 10).  Very odd.


>> Also will
>>  /etc/init.d/udev restart
>> fix things after I have changed the file (dont want to reboot box if I
>> can help it).
> I don't think so - I don't know the right way to get that updated
> without rebooting (but I would LIKE to know if you figure it out....)
> NoOp or others?
> Brian
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