Re: RTL8111 Networking Drivers
- Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:51:29 +0100
- From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: RTL8111 Networking Drivers
On Sunday 16 April 2017 15:12:14 Ron Bales wrote:
> Why do you not include the drivers for RTL8111 I have not used Mint for
> years because the network never worked I found the drivers and installed
> them but way to much trouble I was getting ready to give up for good and
> found the instructions to install. The network works fine in Ubuntu?
The reason that Debian does not include the drivers for RTL8111 in whichever
installer you used (you do not say which it was) will be that RTL8111
requires a non-free driver and Debian includes only free software by default.
There are ways round this, but you don't give enough information.
Many other distributions do include some non-free firmware by default.
As has been pointed out, Debian is neither a person, nor an organisation.