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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.