Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’

Realtek RTL-8110SC is a pile of shit but here’s some links to drivers

Sourced from here:

Realtek Driver – for Gigabit Ethernet chip – RTL8110SC(L)

NOTE: This driver below causes kernel panic on Ubuntu 11.04 with kernel 2.6.38-8-generic and 2.6.38-8-generic-pae when installed on a Jetway mini-itx 7F4K1G5-PB rev:3.1 motherboard. It compiles fine but when loaded into kernel with modprobe cause kernel panic after a few seconds – probably during the auto negiotiation stage.

Realtek RTL-8110SC Gigabit Ethernet Rev 10
Subsystem: Jetway Device: 10ec

I could only get the driver “r8169 Gigabit Ethernet 2.3LK-NAPI” that comes with Ubuntu 11.04 to work with this chip in 10Mb Full Duplex mode. All other modes resulted in 40-60% packet loss or total failure.

I used mii-tool --force=10BaseT-FD eth0 to force 10Mb Full Duplex. The Left light is out on NIC when in 10Mb mode and the right LED flashes on activity.

LINUX driver for kernel 2.6.x and 2.4.X (support x86 and x64) – “support” is obviously a loose word here
Version: 6.014.00
Date: 2010/9/10

My next attempt is to install Windows XP on the box and run Linux in VirtualBox. Hopefully the drivers for Windows are less shit. I don’t expect that these chips support “Large Send Offload” so will be disabling that in Advanced Settings.

WinXP and WinServer 2003 Driver
Version: 5.719
Date: 2011/5/20

Win7 Driver
Version: 7.043
Date: 2011/5/20

Vista and WinServer 2008 Driver
Version: 6.247
Date: 2011/3/21


Windows 7 install from USB stick

Microsoft has released a little utility to help get Windows 7 on to your netbook – so it can run like a dog. Appropriately named Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool-Installer-en-US.exe is available for download from

You obviously need to get your hands on the Windows 7 iso and have a USB stick large enough to hold said iso.

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Windows 7 & Vista “GodMode”

January 23, 2010 1 comment

Windows 7 32bit + 64bit, Vista 32 bit ONLY

Do Not Use in Vista 64bit
If you create the folder it will send Explorer into a crash loop that you can recover by entering Safe Mode command prompt, navigating to the parent folder of the god mode folder and executing rd /s God[Tab]

Create “GodMode” folder:
All you have to do is create a folder and name it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} or

The resulting folder looks like the photo below