has anyone been able to get the 2.5 gbps realtek cards working? i really like IPFire but hate limiting my internet speeds to only 1 gig. i lose around 300-400 mbps download speed.
If a driver will not be included into distro, they will be supported as soon as IPfire will use a kernel which integrates the driver.
…this is the “mad” situation with “Linux-stuff” - if it’s not in the Kernel, it’s not working…
Same problem here with unraid - new Hardware NOT SUPPORTED! un-lol…
well i can inject the driver into pfSense and other linux versions is why im asking. i really enjoy ipfire the most for my needs and usage. there are drivers for older 4x kernels that work. a process would be nice to be able to install then i guess.
I believe ipfire is using a signed kernel, so there is not an [easy] way to add modules or otherwise inject a driver. I am having the same challenges as you, my preferred hardware is aquantia and also realtek RTL8125 (2.5 gpbs) NICs, which are not supported in the current ipfire linux kernel.
Yea I’m trying to use the same rtl8125 NICs
Here https://people.ipfire.org/~arne_f/highly-experimental/x86_64/ you find experimental IPFire kernel builds.
current is 5.9.1 but keep in mind that this in inofficial and not a final build.
If I remember correct this kernel support the 2.5Gbit Realtek cards.
thanks… ill maybe ill try it… but either way the realtek drivers can build on 4.14 and up. i think the biggest issue i have seen is finding the correct config for the Makerfile of the drivers, as it gets file location errors when compiling and goes into a loop for hours.
Not sure if this is the correct process, but I submitted a bug report (request) to include the Realtek RTL8125 kernel module. I see this being a more requested enhancement for people using gigabit+ internet connections, which is becoming more common at least in the US with newer cable modems supporting 2.5 gbps network connections.
I would be willing to try upgrading the linux kernel to kernel-5.9.9-ipfire-x86_64.tar.xz, but do not have the knowledge there to proceed.
Untar the file to your rootpartion:
tar xvf FILE -C /
and then rebuild the grub config:
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
and make sure that you save the ssh config via webif again. (the update overwrite a config file)