Realtek 8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet disappears in 2.6.33 deblob?

wayne wayne at
Sun Jun 20 15:56:57 UTC 2010

Il giorno sab, 19/06/2010 alle 21.35 +0200, wayne ha scritto:
> ahoy all,
> 	i have been using deblob'd kernels in Gentoo for a few versions now,
> thanks so much for your work.
> 	upon deblobbing a pro-audio overlay (Gentoo) Linux Kernel
> v2.6.33.5-rt23 (a real-time kernel) with the deblob-2.6.33 script, the
> kernel works fine.  however, the Realtek 8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet
> symbol in .config (R8169) is removed by the deblob script.  the previous
> deblob scripts i was using with previous kernels (i.e.
> linux- left the symbol in.  also, the driver is used by
> Trisquel as well, so i am assuming the driver is FLOSS. perhaps
> something changed or the deblob script is mis-identifying it?

	i should have been more clear about the Trisquel comment, sorry for the
confusion: Trisquel 3.5 that i have installed is using a 2.6.31-22
kernel.  thus it seems that version still has support for the Realtek
8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet.  perhaps when they catch up to a 2.6.33
kernel, it will be removed?


> 	note that i am now using the new Gentoo "deblob" USE flag for
> deblobbing any kernel on the fly, but as far as i can tell that is not
> causing the problem.
> thanks again.
> peace
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