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OS/2, eCS & ArcaOS - Technical => Networking => Topic started by: Ben on February 20, 2018, 06:52:28 pm

Title: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2018, 06:52:28 pm
Hello

I recently had to upgrade my motherboard and it came with a built-in LAN that uses the RTL8211CL chipset, however, I have not been able to find a driver for it.

Does anyone know of a driver that works with that chip and where I can get it?

Thanks
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Bissett on February 20, 2018, 07:36:27 pm
That is difficult to answer, when we don't know the PCI ID of the device. It should be something like 10EC:8168. You can find that information by running PCI.EXE. I would expect that the Multimac MMRE driver should support it. If not, post the information at the Arca Noae MANTIS site (I assume that you have a subscription), and ask for support.

I would suggest that it is always prudent to check the specs, before you purchase, and be sure that you know what will, and won't, be supported.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Martin Iturbide on February 20, 2018, 07:42:14 pm
Hi Ben

It can also be great if you can share your PCI.exe report and your new mainboard brand and model so I can include it on the OS2World wiki mainboards list.

Regards.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2018, 08:22:07 pm
That is difficult to answer, when we don't know the PCI ID of the device. It should be something like 10EC:8168. You can find that information by running PCI.EXE. I would expect that the Multimac MMRE driver should support it. If not, post the information at the Arca Noae MANTIS site (I assume that you have a subscription), and ask for support.

I would suggest that it is always prudent to check the specs, before you purchase, and be sure that you know what will, and won't, be supported.

Thanks for replying Doug. I am using eCS 2.2 b2(?). ArcNoa is too big an investment at $150US, (nearly $200 Canadian).
It isn't a new motherboard, rather one that I came upon years back that was a convenient replacement.

PCI.exe does not yield any information on the device other than to say that it is an RTL chip. Perhaps that program is too old or is using an old database.

Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Bissett on February 20, 2018, 10:10:03 pm
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It isn't a new motherboard, rather one that I came upon years back that was a convenient replacement.

Okay, that probably means that the devices is supported, but we need to know what the PCI ID is.

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PCI.exe does not yield any information on the device other than to say that it is an RTL chip. Perhaps that program is too old or is using an old database

It should tell you what the ID is. Post that section of the output. It may also help, if we knew what the motherboard is.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2018, 12:05:30 am
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It isn't a new motherboard, rather one that I came upon years back that was a convenient replacement.

Okay, that probably means that the devices is supported, but we need to know what the PCI ID is.

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PCI.exe does not yield any information on the device other than to say that it is an RTL chip. Perhaps that program is too old or is using an old database

It should tell you what the ID is. Post that section of the output. It may also help, if we knew what the motherboard is.

I would have to copy that information by hand; I will take another look at it to see if there is anything pertinent.

The closest I can get to a working driver is the RTL8169. I get an IRQ detection error when it loads, but I have no problem pinging the relevant NIC, (I have two in the server).

There is a command that I have used in the past for the protocol.ini entry for that driver to get it to bypass IRQ 15. PCI says that the chip uses IRQ16. So I tried the line IRQ16OVR="YES" to see if that would work. That="no" heheh.
 I have no idea where I found that line to so many years ago. I have no idea if forcing the driver to use IRQ6 would help anyone, but that's a good place to start.

BTW, the line that I used in the past was "IRQ15OVR="no".
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Roderick Klein on February 21, 2018, 01:07:54 am
1. Dump the output to os2world.com of pci -i dump.txt. Presto.

2. Good luck with that old driver Ben.  Realtek had bad habbit of releasing many chipset revisions under the same chipset ID. Resulting in older drivers no longer working.  You could consider buying an Arca Noae OS/2 and eCS drivers and subscription for 49 Dollars.

But first check If you have your PCI id from PCI.EXE you can see if the chipset is supported by the Multimac drivers:
https://www.arcanoae.com/wiki/multimac/

Roderick
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2018, 01:55:56 am
1. Dump the output to os2world.com of pci -i dump.txt. Presto.

2. Good luck with that old driver Ben.  Realtek had bad habbit of releasing many chipset revisions under the same chipset ID. Resulting in older drivers no longer working.  You could consider buying an Arca Noae OS/2 and eCS drivers and subscription for 49 Dollars.

But first check If you have your PCI id from PCI.EXE you can see if the chipset is supported by the Multimac drivers:
https://www.arcanoae.com/wiki/multimac/

Roderick

Thanks for replying Roderick, but as I said, the PCI sniffer hardly shows anything on the chipset other than acknowledging the existence of it.
Also, I would have to type the info by hand... keep in  mind that the machine in question has no LAN access, (meaning Internet too).

I suspect that my pcidevs.txt is too old, (16 MAY 2013), to provide any data on it. I tried to find a later one, but I believe that they stopped updating it. Does anyone know where I can find a more recent version?

The Subsystem vendor number, (at least a partial one), is 10ECh
The Subsystem ID is 816910ECh

I had a look on the Arca Noae site and it does not specifically list that number.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Dariusz Piatkowski on February 21, 2018, 02:55:44 am
...Thanks for replying Roderick, but as I said, the PCI sniffer hardly shows anything on the chipset other than acknowledging the existence of it....

I've attached two files I use on my system, both dated 2017, take a look at this stuff.

In the meantime, granted w/o net connection that's a PITA, but what can you fish out of the PCI output?

Here is what I see on my machine, pertinent info in bold and italics:

=== START ===
 Bus 2 (PCI Express), Device Number 0, Device Function 0
 Vendor 10ECh Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
 Device 8168h RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
 Command 0107h (I/O Access, Memory Access, BusMaster, System Errors)
 Status 0010h (Has Capabilities List, Fast Timing)
 Revision 03h, Header Type 00h, Bus Latency Timer 00h
 Self test 00h (Self test not supported)
 Cache line size 64 Bytes (16 DWords)
 PCI Class Network, type Ethernet
 Subsystem ID 75761462h Onboard RTL8111b on MSI P965 Platinum Mainboard (Guess O
nly!)
 Subsystem Vendor 1462h Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI]
 Address 0 is an I/O Port : D800h..D8FFh
 Address 1 is not present or not configured!
 Address 2 is a Memory Address (64-bit, Prefetchable) : FDFFF000h..FDFFFFFFh
 Address 4 is a Memory Address (64-bit, Prefetchable) : FDFF8000h..FDFFBFFFh
 System IRQ 17, INT# A
 Expansion ROM of 128 KiB decoded by this card, currently disabled
 New Capabilities List Present:
   Power Management Capability, Version 1.2
     Supports low power State D1
     Supports low power State D2
     Supports PME# signalling from mode(s) D0, D1, D2, D3hot, D3cold
     PME# signalling is currently disabled
     3.3v AUX Current required : 375 mA
     Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)
   Message Signalled Interrupt Capability
     MSI is enabled
     MSI function can generate 64-bit addresses
   PCI Express Capability, Version 2
     Device/Port Type :
       PCI Express Endpoint Device
     Device Capabilities :
       Unsupported Request Severity is Non-Fatal
     Device Status :
       Correctable Error Detected
       Unsupported Request Detected
       AUX Power Detected
     Link Capabilities :
       Maximum Link speed : 2.5Gb/s
       Maximum Link Width : x1
       Link Port Number   : 0
     Link Control :
       Common Clock Configuration In Use
     Link Status :
       Current Link speed : 2.5Gb/s
       Current Link Width : x1
   MSI-X Capability
   Vital Product Data Capability
     VPD Data not present
=== STOP ===

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...The Subsystem vendor number, (at least a partial one), is 10ECh
The Subsystem ID is 816910ECh...

This device ID = 8169, the 10ECH is the vendor ID, is listed several times in the files I zipped up. But as others pointed out, it references to a number of different devices.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2018, 03:25:17 am
Ah, yes. Thank-you very much Dariusz; that did the job.

Code: [Select]
Subsystem ID 816910ECh RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Generic ID)
 Subsystem Vendor 10ECh Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
 Address 0 is an I/O Port : BC00h..BCFFh
 Address 1 is a Memory Address (0-4GiB) : FDEFF000h
 System IRQ 16, INT# A
 Expansion ROM of 128 KiB decoded by this card, currently disabled
 New Capabilities List Present:
   Power Management Capability, Version 1.1
     Supports low power State D1
     Supports low power State D2
     Supports PME# signalling from mode(s) D1, D2, D3hot, D3cold
     PME# signalling is currently disabled
     3.3v AUX Current required : 375 mA
     Current Power State : D0 (Device operational, no power saving)
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Bissett on February 21, 2018, 05:51:19 am
Okay, it is a 10EC:8169, which is used in many systems. The best driver is Multimac MMRE. The other alternative is the older Multimac R8169 driver (it is in eCS 2.2b2), but it doesn't work with every 10EC:8169. Do NOT use the older R8168 driver. It can leave the NIC in a state where the only way to get the interface turned back on, is a complete power off (pull the power cord, for a couple of minutes, and remove a battery if it is a laptop).
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2018, 01:11:12 pm
Interesting.

But, I have tried the R8169, (read up), driver that comes with eCS 2.2. If I could get it passed the IRQ detection stage I could probably get it functional. There are parameters that come with that driver, I just can't find them written down anywhere.

With respect to $75.00 for the AN driver pack, that's just too much for a NIC driver: for around the same price I could get a slightly used motherboard.

The unfortunate thing about this motherboard is that it only has one PCI slot and I need two NICs to make it work. If it had two slots then I could just disable the onboard NIC and use another NIC that is compatible with OS/2.

Also, I discovered what the "IRQ15OVR=yes/no" means, simply allowing the driver to use IRQ numbers over 15. I enabled that and now I do not get an IRQ Detection error on booting; alas, it still won't ping anything outside of the NIC... though I can ping the NIC itself... strange.
The Hardware Manager shows that it is using IRQ16.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2018, 02:38:03 pm
Just in case anyone is wondering, (and don't know it already), the parameters are found in the *.NIF file in the\macs directory.
It is strange that they are not directly editable in the ''Network Adapters and Protocols" settings... though you can add them in there manually.

Now all that I have to do is to find out where things are failing and see if I can 'tweak' the NIC into life... assuming that is even doable with the RTL8169 driver that is.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Pete on February 21, 2018, 02:39:39 pm
Hi Ben

I have a system with an onboard  RTL8168 nic.

I found that it would work fine with the R8169 driver but I seem to recall that I had to install and use the nic in my Windows7 installation before it could be used in eCS2.1/2.2b2. Until then the eCS R8169 driver seemed to load OK during eCS boot but had no connectivity when the system was loaded. Might be worth trying if you have a Windows installation on that system.


Regards

Pete


Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2018, 02:43:40 pm
Interesting, Pete.

I yanked the motherboard out of a working Windows 7 setup so anything that Windows would activate would be done by now.

Hmm... I was just wondering, does ANoae have an upgrade plan for old eCS users? If I could get the whole OS for $50 US, ($75 Can), as in previous OS/2 upgrades, it might be worthwhile to do so now. Does anyone know anything about that?
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Bissett on February 21, 2018, 06:00:48 pm
I never used parameters with R8169, and I used it with 9 different NICS (all different, even though all but one claimed to be a 10EC:8168, which is simply the on board version of the 10EC:8169). It is certainly not necessary to tell it that it is using an IRQ over 15.

It sounds like you may have got the NIC interface turned off, by using a bad driver (R8168 will do that). Running windows, or Linux, did not get it turned back on, for me. Turn the machine off, pull the plug for a couple of minutes, then plug it back in. The R8169 driver will probably work, although one of mine didn't (the newest one). It connected okay, but scrambled the data. The MMRE driver works very well, with all of them. The later versions of Multimac will use the MSI interrupt method, if the hardware supports that (most will).

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$50 US, ($75 Can)

Well, it is actually $49 US, which is somewhere near $63 CAD (plus exchange fees). It is also more than just one driver. Well worth the investment, if you want to use OS/2.

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I was just wondering, does ANoae have an upgrade plan for old eCS users?

I don't think so. ArcaOS is based on a different version of OS/2, but the driver package applies to eCS, as well as older versions of OS/2, ArcaOS has it's own subscription package.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Dariusz Piatkowski on February 21, 2018, 07:44:20 pm
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$50 US, ($75 Can)

Well, it is actually $49 US, which is somewhere near $63 CAD (plus exchange fees). It is also more than just one driver. Well worth the investment, if you want to use OS/2.

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I was just wondering, does ANoae have an upgrade plan for old eCS users?

I don't think so. ArcaOS is based on a different version of OS/2, but the driver package applies to eCS, as well as older versions of OS/2, ArcaOS has it's own subscription package.

Doug makes an excellent point...I have purchased the $49 US Drivers subscription for the past 3 yrs...money well spent. If anything, consider that their last release of SNAP video drivers finally put to bed the nasty SMP bug...I only wish they could fix the poor performance so that I could actually retire the original SciTech SNAP drivers.

I believe that the upgrade process is something that AN team is going to look at in the future, but for right now, no specific plans and/or dates have been released.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 21, 2018, 08:41:09 pm
One can play silly games with monetary details all day, it makes not one scratch on the point which I clearly stated and I will restate now, and that is that $50 US is too much money for a NIC driver that may or may not address my situation.

Whether the driver package is "well worth the money" in another and different circumstance, is irrelevant, non-productive, and ignores the rest of what I wrote.

And ArcOS is not another OS but simply OS/2 Warp repackaged and updated in certain areas, but with many, many things untouched. I have nothing wrong with that and would buy an update if one is made available, but it is not available right now and I would like it if the topic of this thread were not shanghaied into a "let's all protect/sell the new branded OS/2" flavour please. OS/2 World has an unlimited number of new threads that can be made to accommodate that... most of which I would probably read.

Getting back to the topic, eCS 2.2 b2 tells me that the NVETH driver is the man so I am tinkering with that right now; Frankly, I don't have much hope for this working out though the motherboard is otherwise quite fast.

With respect to no parameters being used for RT8169 in Doug's circumstances in the past/present is meaningless. I used the parameter I posted years ago to great success and I used it again yesterday to eliminate the IRQ Detection Error, so there are obviously circumstances when such a thing is beneficial...

However, while there is only one PCI slot on this board there are two PCIEX1 slots there. Are there any supported NICs/drivers available with eCS that would work that anyone here is aware of?

Thanks.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Dave Yeo on February 21, 2018, 09:13:50 pm
Depending on the age of your motherboard and how much it depends on ACPI, it might be worth a test of disabling it by remming out the PSD=ACPI.PSD line in config.sys. This will force the driver to use a low IRQ and the older IRQ routing. Make sure you have a means of booting in case your system refuses to come up with no ACPI.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: ivan on February 21, 2018, 10:50:54 pm
Hi Ben,

You could have a look at the following to give you an idea - most of these have an RTL8111 chip which should run with RTL8169 driver.

http://www.sybausa.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=132
http://www.sybausa.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=130
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabit-pci-e-X1-network-card-with-low-profile-bracket/232407366448?epid=1128126484&hash=item361c8efb30:g:dlIAAOSwlXhZZrxw
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Dariusz Piatkowski on February 21, 2018, 11:09:02 pm
Ben,

...Whether the driver package is "well worth the money" in another and different circumstance, is irrelevant, non-productive, and ignores the rest of what I wrote...I would like it if the topic of this thread were not shanghaied into a "let's all protect/sell the new branded OS/2" flavour please...

Whoah....c'mon man...you posted a question regarding the driver support for your NIC, what you got was actually a pretty good response as far as hands-on experience goes AND what your other options may be.

Quite frankly, in as small of a forum as we have here, you'd think someone like yourself who is being presented with various additional options (whatever these may be...heck, build your own driver with the 32-bit driver framework then???) would at least be inclined to say "thank you" in a slightly less "up yours" kind of a way...know what I mean???

No one is trying to steal your thread and convert it into a sales pitch for ANOS...but man, your take on the thread contributions sure make me feel like I wasted the time digging through my system to at least get you some additional info...heck, I hate to imagine what would have happened had I checked the AN NIC driver README for your specific NIC device ID, pretty good chance, by the sounds of it, that I'd be accused of getting commisions on the sales...LOL, yeah, seriously, that's how ridiculous it seems to me.

Anyways...good luck to you...
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Bissett on February 22, 2018, 12:15:30 am
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Getting back to the topic, eCS 2.2 b2 tells me that the NVETH driver is the man so I am tinkering with that right now

HUH? NVETH is for NVIDIA chipsets, not Realtek.

Since you don't want to spend a few dollars, the R8169 driver is your only choice, for a full function NIC driver (unless eCS 2.2b2 has an early copy of MMRE available - it might).

Anyway, as Dariusz said: good luck to you..
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Andreas Schnellbacher on February 22, 2018, 10:42:47 pm
Since you don't want to spend a few dollars, the R8169 driver is your only choice, for a full function NIC driver
Offtopic: Doug, do you have a recommendation for a PCIe NIC? I wasn't successful with the usual Intel cards that I'd tried.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Bissett on February 22, 2018, 11:40:56 pm
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Offtopic: Doug, do you have a recommendation for a PCIe NIC? I wasn't successful with the usual Intel cards that I'd tried.

I have an Intel PCIe NIC. I don't have it installed, at the moment, so I don't know what the PCI ID is, but it says "INTEL(R) GIGABIT CT DESKTOP ADAPTER" on it. It has always worked with Multimac E1000e and better with Multimac E1000b (preferred). I can't speak for other cards, but anything that is listed as supported by Multimac should work.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Andreas Kohl on February 23, 2018, 11:42:53 am
a recommendation for a PCIe NIC? I wasn't successful with the usual Intel cards that I'd tried.
The most simple solution for client systems that's still available would be a "SysKonnect SK-9E21D". Matching NDIS2 drivers can be downloaded from Hobbes.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2018, 03:53:36 pm
Thanks everyone for replying. I appreciate all of your replys.

I got the driver working by updating my old ACPI file.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Roderick Klein on February 23, 2018, 08:51:57 pm
b

And ArcOS is not another OS but simply OS/2 Warp repackaged and updated in certain areas, but with many, many things untouched. I have nothing wrong with that and would buy an update if one is made available, but it is not available right now and I would like it if the topic of this thread were not shanghaied into a "let's all protect/sell the new branded OS/2" flavour please.
 

I was the guy at Mensys who made the finishing touches on the eCS 2.2 beta 2 you have from December 2013.
Having seen how ArcaOS has evolved and if you look how much work they did.  The released new kernels, updated ACPI version with way more functionality. MSI Interrupt support, support for waay more NIC chipsets, update USB stack. Split window view in in Xworkplace updated and working. And a whole range of other updates to the OS.
ArcaOS is just eCS a mayor mayor overhaul and not just an OS/2 version with some items glued on the side...
They way I read what you have tied you make it sound like small update. Its not... To many systems sadly eCS 2.2 beta II now also fails on...

I gladd you got your NIC working. A Dutch OS/2 users asked me if he could get eCS 1.2 or 2.1 working on a new system he purchased 6 months ago. He gets TRAP screen when installing eCS 1.2 on a brand new system.
As time progress I think eCS 2.2 beta will also run out of guess. Because for example the USB 3.0 support is killing other OS/2 distributions off sadly... ArcaOS 5.02 has now been released to boot from a USB stick...

Anyway ArcaOS is a whole lot more then just some bits and pieces sticked to OS/2...

Roderick Klein
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2018, 09:28:07 pm
As I said earlier Roderick, I don't/didn't want to turn this thread into a "Hurrah for ArcaOS" thread.

I that know we are often guilty of reading only what we want to read and disregarding the rest, (it's merely a question of degree), but I always prefer to stick to topic. For if we do not then please tell me, what's the point of making a thread if everyone just comes in with their muddy boots on and stamps all over everything? It makes any potential benefit of this, (or any other thread for that matter), useless to anyone who is looking for help.

So, someone start a Hurrah of ArcaOs! thread for chrissake before someone here has an aneurism! It appears that in this forum witchy fingers are the devil's workshop and typing is a daily addiction... and everyone here who has ever been a teenager knows full well how painful blueballs can be. Please! Give them some release! Just not here... Hehehehe.


Post Script:

Did I say something like that before? Yes, I surely did, but you wouldn't know that if you didn't read it...

In fact, I think that Martin should make a dedicated forum category for people who want to type yet, have nothing to say...

And I'm not being entirely sarcastic in saying that. Human interaction is very important, electrons are everywhere, infinite in number and availability, so why the hell not? Sort of a drainage or purification project for the threads. Those who want to wade through it can, (and most will), and those who want the distilled knowledge will know to stay clear  8)

Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Clark on February 25, 2018, 06:36:13 am
Dariusz

" If anything, consider that their last release of SNAP video drivers finally put to bed the nasty SMP bug...I only wish they could fix the poor performance so that I could actually retire the original SciTech SNAP drivers."

Does this mean that SNAP now works OK on SMP systems? And could you please explain the comment about performance comment and original SciTech SNAP drivers?


Thanks
Doug
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Andreas Schnellbacher on February 25, 2018, 10:20:32 am
but it says "INTEL(R) GIGABIT CT DESKTOP ADAPTER" on it. It has always worked with Multimac E1000e and better with Multimac E1000b (preferred).
Thanks, I have this one, but only could get it to work partly with an older mm driver. It worked once, but loading following data took about 100 times too long. BTW: I've also tried another recent Intel PCIe server NIC. I just can't find where I noticed their ids.

But good to know that a working Intel PCIe NIC exists somewhere.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Pete on February 25, 2018, 04:16:45 pm
Hi Doug Clark

Yes, SNAP is now SMP safe it seems - not had 1 instance of failing to boot to a working Desktop in over 6 months of use - but the SMP Safe SNAP is slower than the old not-SMP-Safe SNAP.

I seem to recall a recent discussion about this... found it. Have a read https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php/topic,1519.0.html


Regards

Pete
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Dariusz Piatkowski on February 25, 2018, 05:33:55 pm
...I seem to recall a recent discussion about this... found it. Have a read https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php/topic,1519.0.html...

Thanks Pete...yup, it was a great move to fix the SMP hang, but with the performance being so bad I found that it just did not work for me. Strangely the ticket I logged has simply gone un-answered (https://mantis.arcanoae.com/view.php?id=1505 (https://mantis.arcanoae.com/view.php?id=1505)).
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: Doug Clark on February 26, 2018, 04:23:57 am
Thanks for the update on SNAP guys. I will have to try it out.
Title: Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
Post by: guzzi on February 26, 2018, 07:28:03 pm
...I seem to recall a recent discussion about this... found it. Have a read https://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php/topic,1519.0.html...

Thanks Pete...yup, it was a great move to fix the SMP hang, but with the performance being so bad I found that it just did not work for me. Strangely the ticket I logged has simply gone un-answered (https://mantis.arcanoae.com/view.php?id=1505 (https://mantis.arcanoae.com/view.php?id=1505)).

Seems it was an oversight. Your ticket has been answered now...