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FS#34082 - [linux] 3.8.1-1r8168 doesn't work

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by phanisvara das (phani00) - Friday, 01 March 2013, 04:36 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Wednesday, 06 March 2013, 11:30 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


after upgrading to this kernel, wired network interface isn't detected. trying to load the module manually results in this:

[root@laptop phani]# modprobe r8168
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'r8168': Invalid argument

trying to install r8168-all from AUR, which mitigated the problem when this happened earlier, also doesn't work with this kernel.
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Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Wednesday, 06 March 2013, 11:30 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  r8168 8.035.00-6; rebuilt, again. Weird that it broke on a minor kernel release.
Comment by . (Thralas) - Monday, 04 March 2013, 18:17 GMT
Do you have community-testing enabled? Obviously the package from community won't work (as it's built against 3.7).
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Monday, 04 March 2013, 18:55 GMT
$ bsdtar xf /var/cache/pacman/pkg/r8168-8.035.00-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
$ modinfo usr/lib/modules/extramodules-3.8-ARCH/r8168.ko.gz | grep vermagic
vermagic: 3.8.0-1-ARCH SMP preempt mod_unload modversions
Comment by phanisvara das (phani00) - Wednesday, 06 March 2013, 11:27 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
tried it again, with the package from community/testing (again), and it still gives the same error when trying to add the module via modprobe.

the package from AUR (r8168-all) has been fixed, after i notified the maintainer, who wasn't aware that the 3.8 kernels required a patch.