RTL8153B support for 4.9 kernel

If you buy a recent USB to Ethernet adapter, embedding a Realtek chip, you possibly face, like me, the following error, when connecting it:

r8152 4-1.1:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown version 0x6010
r8152 4-1.1:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown Device

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Linux Kernel Configurations

My favorite distribution is Gentoo, for 7 years now. It allows me to have all the flexibility I need (the perfect world between stability with only legacy packages or recent ones on a constantly broken system; as in Gentoo, you always have choice) and it teaches me so many things each day.

As I’m used to control everything, here is a list of kernels’ configurations I use currently.

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