Need Help with FE551 / Realtek ethernet

Subject: Need Help with FE551 / Realtek ethernet
From: Erik Burns (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 17:36:33 MDT

OK, I just recently installed YDL 1.2 and ran into a problem... any help
would be appreciated.

I have an FE551 card from MacSense. I went to their website, and they said
that it uses the RealTek 8139 chipset, and that an 8139 driver should work
for linux. The installer for YDL had, as one of the options, RealTek
RTL8129/8139. I tried selecting this, and got the error message:

"I can't find the device anywhere on your system!"

I ended up telling it that I had no ethernet card and skipping that part of
the installation. Does anyone know if YDL can run this card, and if so,
what I need to do to get it running? It's not a hardware problem, because
the card works great under MacOS 8.5 (with the FE551 driver).

Thanks in advance,


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