How to Install Realtek RTL8168 Driver on Debian Bookworm

April 1, 2024 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Debian Bookworm Realtek RTL8168 Driver Setup Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Realtek RTL8168 Gigabyte Ethernet Controller Driver in Debian Bookworm 12.x GNU/Linux.

And the r8168-dkms Debian Package contains the Binary Firmware for Realtek Ethernet, Wifi and Bluetooth Adapters Supported by Various Drivers.

Especially relevant: this Realtek RTL8168 Driver Debian Bookworm Dkms Setup should be working also after an Apt Kernel Upgrade also because is part of the Default Repo.

Finally, this Realtek Driver Debian Setup should support All the following PCI Express 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Adapters:

  • RTL8168B/8111B
  • RTL8168C/8111C
  • RTL8168CP/8111CP
  • RTL8168D/8111D
  • RTL8168DP/8111DP
  • RTL8168E/8111E
  • RTL8111G/8111H
  • RTL8411/8411B

And again also the PCI Express 10/100M Fast Ethernet Interfaces:

  • RTL8101E
  • RTL8102E
  • RTL8103E
  • RTL8105E
  • RTL8106E
  • RTL8107E
  • RTL8401
  • RTL8402

Please be aware of how this Driver is Not supporting all the Linux Kernels range, so in case of issue consult the available Online Documentation.

So as a possible Solution, then you may also see: How to Install New Kernel Guide.

Again, in case of Issue for preventing any possible Driver loading Interference you should also take into account: How to Blacklist Kernel Modules.

How to Install Realtek RTL8168 Driver in Debian Bookworm - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    Step-by-step Install Realtek RTL8168 Driver in Debian Bookworm 12 - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
    In case first see: Terminal QuickStart Guide.
  2. 2. Enabling Non-free Repo

    How to Add Debian Non Free Repo Preserving System

  3. 3. Installing RTL8168 Driver

    Then to Install Realtek RTL8168 Driver on Debian
    Simply run:

    sudo apt install r8168-dkms
    And then Reboot with:
    sudo reboot
    In case of Issue use always “apt remove” to delete it and then Reboot.

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