Lacking support for RTL8101E/RTL8102E [10ec:8136] rev 02

Bug #534536 reported by epek on 2010-03-08
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On all official karmic kernel series, the widely spread (Intel 945GCLF Mainboard) networking chipset RTL8101E/RTL8102E will not be recognized automatically. Neither do 8139too/cp nor r8169 recognize it.
The only solution so far is to download and compile Realtek´s r8102 driver [1] and compile it.

I plea for integration of this driver in this and upcoming linux-images in karmic and lucid. Accordning to the driver´s header files, the driver is GPLed/2+.
Alternative: integration of fixes in r8169.


Device information:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
 Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0001
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
 I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
 Memory at 88200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Memory at 88000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
 [virtual] Expansion ROM at 88020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
 Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
 Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
 Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
 Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=2
 Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data <?>
 Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
 Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
 Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
 Kernel driver in use: r8101
 Kernel modules: r8101, r8169

ProblemType: Bug
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Architecture: i386
 /dev/snd/controlC0: chef 4411 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: chef 4411 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0x883a0000 irq 22'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC662 rev1'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0662,8086d603,00100101'
   Controls : 19
   Simple ctrls : 12
 Card hw:1 'camera'/'USB camera at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1, full speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB0c45:60fe'
   Controls : 3
   Simple ctrls : 2
Date: Mon Mar 8 18:27:50 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=8054be09-6a24-49a4-901a-ccd1e105b2df
Package: linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic 2.6.31-20.57
ProcCmdLine: root=UUID=5828e878-ec75-41f8-b0f5-13a0a28ab894 ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.57-generic
 linux-backports-modules-2.6.31-20-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.26
 0: hci0: Bluetooth
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no
SourcePackage: linux
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic i686
WpaSupplicantLog: 07/29/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Intel Corp.
dmi.bios.version: LF94510J.86A.0229.2009.0729.0209
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag D945GCLF
dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
dmi.board.version: AAE27042-304
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIntelCorp.:bvrLF94510J.86A.0229.2009.0729.0209:bd07/29/2009:svn:pn:pvr:rvnIntelCorporation:rnD945GCLF:rvrAAE27042-304:cvn:ct3:cvr:

epek (epek) wrote :
tags: added: karmic
Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

Hi epek,

This bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? Can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO CD images are available from .

If it remains an issue, could you run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux 534536

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

Thanks in advance.

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tags: added: needs-kernel-logs
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
tags: added: kj-triage
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
epek (epek) wrote :

Problem with driver still present in lucid.
Updated drivers available from realtek. (will replace 8169 current drivers).

Brian Ealdwine (eode) wrote :

There are still issues with this bug. I've had my Gateway LT3103u for quite some time now, and haven't noticed, because the wireless works fine. I didn't really think to check it, as usually wired ethernet there's no problem with. I can confirm having this bug. This should really be fixed.

Wired is basically a necessity, as some wireless drivers require additional software installation once Ubuntu is installed.

There is no activity on this bug as there is a workaround -- installing RealTek's drivers. But that doesn't seem ideal by any means.

Brian Ealdwine (eode) wrote :

..running Lucid.

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

..let me know what I can do to help get this done.

Brian Ealdwine (eode) wrote :
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-05-04
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: b73a1py79

This bug was filed against a series that is no longer supported and so is being marked as Won't Fix. If this issue still exists in a supported series, please file a new bug.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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