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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: boot-time message about nic firmware patch
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 21:13:59
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] boot-time message about nic firmware patch by
1 On 05/17/2013 08:04 AM, waltdnes@××××××××.org wrote:
2 > The last 4 lines from dmesg...
3 >
4 > [ 4.299946] r8169 0000:04:00.0 eth0: unable to load firmware patch rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw (-2)
6 I had the same problem and took hours to figure it out because it's
7 such a silly problem I didn't believe it at first :)
9 The problem is with the firmware path in the kernel sources. Turns out
10 that you can't include that "rtl_nic" in the module's name, so you need
11 to change the default path /lib64/firmware to /lib64/firmware/rtl_nic
12 and remove it from the module's name.