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?
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
to solve this simply add the official repository Debian firmware-realtek
/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