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Re: Netgear GA311 (RealTek 8169 chipset) PCI network card and fc5



On Thursday 28 September 2006 23:37, fredex wrote:
> All I know is that I've never had any trouble with Realtek chipset
> NICs. But I must admit I've not used any of 'em with FC5, either.
>
> I'm currently running two of them in the old Smoothwall firewall box
> (8139 cards) and it had no trouble at all.
>
> my desktop, which is running Centos 4.4 has a builtin 8169 (not a separate
> card) and it also works perfectly.
>
> So, either FC5 has some oddity in how it recognizes/enables realtek
> chipsets, or the particular card you have has done something that
> breaks the otherwise easy-to-use chipset. No clue what.

Note that two other people have reported big problems with realtek 8139 cards 
and FC5 in the last week.

Anne

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