Debian stretch failed to load firmware rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw (-2)

I’m getting this error in Debian stretch during the boot process

[ 26.390311] r8169 0000:03:00.0: firmware: failed to load rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw (-2)

After that I continues the boot and works fine. Is there any firmware or driver missing?

Answers:

Thank you for visiting the Q&A section on Magenaut. Please note that all the answers may not help you solve the issue immediately. So please treat them as advisements. If you found the post helpful (or not), leave a comment & I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Method 1

After hours of searching on different resources i ended up solving the problem which was caused by a missing of firmware-realtek the realtek driver .

The missing of this firmware can throw different errors prefixed by rtl_nic/
to solve this simply add the official repository Debian firmware-realtek
to your /etc/apt/sources.list by running this command

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and make sure you are selecting the right Distro

your source.list should look like this:

#realtek firmware
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch main non-free
deb-src  http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch main non-free

After that install realtek firmware
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek


All methods was sourced from stackoverflow.com or stackexchange.com, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments