[arch-general] Realtek RTL8111H NIC : does it just work?

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Sat Nov 28 22:15:29 UTC 2020

On 11/28/20 3:01 PM, SET via arch-general wrote:
> Hello,
> I 'm planning to buy a PC with an MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI mother board, having a Realtek RTL8111H ethernet device, and install Arch of course.
> I 've seen many web pages about the need to install the r8168 package for it to work. Some pages hint that the r8169 driver should work too. Almost all of these sources are many years old.

I can't speak to this NIC specifically.  But in my experience, the 
r8169, which is part of the kernel, automagically works with most 
Realtek devices.  I'd recommend trying that before installing a separate 


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