Re: RTL8111 Networking Drivers
- Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:08:30 +0200
- From: Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: RTL8111 Networking Drivers
Le 17/04/2017 à 18:51, Lisi Reisz a écrit :
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.
Don't you mean "firmware" instead of "driver" ?
The Debian installer includes a free driver for some variants of the the
RTL8111/RTL8168, called r8169. This driver is included in the mainline
kernel. It may require non-free firmwares for some supported devices,
but this does not prevent inclusion of the *driver* in the main
distribution and the installer.