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Old 09-20-2009, 08:00 PM
matts matts is offline
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Realtek 8169 not working in SL install


I am new here and this is my first build. I went off of Adam Pash's build on Lifehacker, pretty much exactly the same. The Realtek 8169 is not being recognized by the system and I don't see any buttons to add the driver.

I have been searching around and it seems that the 8169 driver is native to the OS. I haven't found a kext for it anywhere, so I am assuming it is something easy that I am not doing.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 09-22-2009, 07:19 AM
figgy figgy is offline
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Having the same problem with an intel dg41pr intel mainboard...verbose mode is saying that hardware probe failed on applertl8169
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:56 PM
flowrider flowrider is offline
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not too sure if you figured it out or not but I found this kext while trying to troubleshoot my machine.


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Old 12-23-2009, 02:46 AM
tuxuser33 tuxuser33 is offline
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In Mobo Rev 2.0 there is no Realtek anymore. They changed the NIC to Atheros AR8131 which is not supported by OSX anyway. (AFAIK).
Look at page 7 of printed user's manual.

Try a cheap ad-on card with supported chip.

I personaly gave up and make use of a D-LINK DWA-547 (WLAN).

Need to patch ID in IONetworkingFamily.kext. (OSX 10.6)

Last edited by tuxuser33; 12-23-2009 at 02:50 AM.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:41 AM
xXrkidXx xXrkidXx is offline
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didju patch your DSDT? and add an EFI string? it would probably make it work..

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