Thursday, September 25, 2014

Realtek RTL8111 LAN driver fix for Linux/Ubuntu



Well I just setup a Ubuntu machine that i'm thinking about giving my sister.  But of course I ran into a problem which usually happens running a Linux operating system.  The Realtek RTL8111 LAN/Ethernet port would take way to long to connect or wouldn't connect at all.  So the following command comes from a user named praseodymium over at http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/lan-karte-funktioniert-nicht/#post-3005217 which looks like a German related Ubuntu Support site.

The following commands will help you resolve your issue if you have the Realtek RTL8111 LAN port which is on M2A-VM motherboards and possibly a few others.  Type the following commands one by one in the Terminal.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential dkms

wget http://r8168dl.appspot.com/files/r8168-8.038.00.tar.bz2

tar xvf r8168-8.038.00.tar.bz2 cd r8168-8.038.00/

sudo sh ./autorun.sh


Once complete you will be able to connect to the internet as soon as you login.

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