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Date:   Wed, 1 Jan 2020 20:56:34 +0100
From:   Heiner Kallweit <>
To:     Winfried Winkler <>,,,
Subject: Re: Realtek Network Driver - r8168-dkms needed

On 29.12.2019 20:04, Winfried Winkler wrote:
> Dear Sirs,
> the Debian ReadMe told to me to write this EMail, sorry if this might be
> considered spam...
> It said:
>  "If no version of the in-kernel driver r8169 supports your NIC,
>   please report this to the r8169 maintainers, so that this can
>   be fixed"
> My new Asus motherboard has an RTL8117 network chip that is NOT working
> with the in-kernel 8169 driver, it needs the external 8168-dkms driver.
Support for RTL8117 was added for 5.5, you can test with any 5.5 release
candidate (latest is 5.5-rc4). Make sure that you also have the latest
linux-firmware package from Dec 15th. It may work w/o it, however there
may be compatibility issues.

> Board:
> "lspci" Output is:
> 05:00.1 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
> RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 1a)
> Tested with latest stable kernel (5.4.6) at the time of this writing.
> Feel free to request any additional info needed that I might be able to
> supply -- thanks for listening.
> Happy new year and thanks for all the work you're doing,
>  Winfried Winkler

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