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adding driver for PCIe Ethernet card to our Yocto 1.5.1 load. 

Question asked by Tomasz Sliwinski on Jun 2, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2016 by Tomasz Sliwinski



I am trying to add a mini PCIe Ethernet card to our Yocto 1.5.1 load. 

The system is based on i.mx6 solo.

Preferably as a loadable kernel object module.

Yocto can see the Ethernet card on the pci bus and enumerates it.

I have the driver package for Linux for the card which is based on Realtek r8168 chipset.


It seems I have to build a bitbake recipe project and pull the Realtek r8168 driver source there and build this .ko for the specific Yocto  (1.5.1).


Does that seem about right?  Trying to see if this is the easiest way.

If there is an easier way please let me know. The Ethernet card can easily be replaced if there is something else that can be bought.  If there is a better place to ask let me know


Thank you