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matts 09-20-2009 08:00 PM

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.


figgy 09-22-2009 07:19 AM

Having the same problem with an intel dg41pr intel mainboard...verbose mode is saying that hardware probe failed on applertl8169

flowrider 12-03-2009 04:56 PM

not too sure if you figured it out or not but I found this kext while trying to troubleshoot my machine.


tuxuser33 12-23-2009 02:46 AM

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)

xXrkidXx 12-23-2009 03:41 AM

didju patch your DSDT? and add an EFI string? it would probably make it work..