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    New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Dear Mieze, Tried your new d10 driver, which unfortunately does not resolve the TX stalled, lost interrupt issue There is one method which kills the network instantly... If I run speedtest on my new upgraded 1/1gbit connection when the meter reaches above 800mbit the network connection dies instantly. Currently I switched the driver to 100mbit and im testing, will see what happens and will report you back. Attaching the log... rtllog-20051001.txt
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    New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Its a pity I was happy too early. It happened again... d7 kext, TX stalled, lost interrupt, resetting chipset.. after this LAN connection died.. In network every setting is ok, have valid IP... etc.. Have to launch terminal and use sudo ifconfig en0 down / up, or have to plug out / in ethernet cable or restart. These are the possible solutions. RTL8111 Chipset 29, Catalina 10.15.2. The same happens under Mojave 10.14.6 just more frequently. Under or Ubuntu I never experienced this LAN disconnect issue...
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    New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Glad to have you here dear Mieze.. After you completed your exams could you look into the current 2.3.0d7 realtek.kext please? My system has chipset 29 and almost every day or every second day i see in the logs TX stalled, lost interrrupt, resetting chipset.... This happens also on my old Mojave install (i posted earlier about this) and also happens under Catalina 10.15.2 clean install, so the system is not messed up. Only difference with Catalina that my connection doesnt die after having a TX timeout, the lan connection is stable no drop outs ... just curious why this message pops up every day in the logs... I switched cables from CAT5E to SHIELDED CAT6 and also changed switch to a TP-Link T1600... Anyways thank you so much for building this wonderful kext for RTL8111
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    New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Hi Mieze, Still having problems with RTL8168H/RTL8111H (Chipset 29)... After random time the connection drops, have to do in terminal sudo ifconfig en0 down / up, then it is working again... In the logs (attached full log) you see when the connection drops the following: What I tried so far: Your driver from d2 to d7... d2 is the most stable, d7 is the "worst" for my config... Enable / Disable ASPM Disable EEE Changed UTP from cat5e to shielded cat6 Changed Switch Cleared / rebuilt caches Set network from DHCP to manual also autonegotiation from auto to manual Under Ubuntu 18 or Windows 10 I have no connection problems, only under 10.14.6. On my other hack (running 10.14.6 also) your driver is rock stable, but it has a different NIC >> RTL8168E-VL/8111E-VL (Chipset 16) Any ideas? Thanks in advance... rtllog-chipset29.txt
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    New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    SOLUTION (hopefully) Currently I installed 2.3.0d5 kext into both /L/E and CLOVER/Kexts/Other. All configurable options in the kext are default, (I mean disableASPM ON, enableEEE ON ...etc) no fallbackmac set, System preferences / Network uses DHCP and using autoconfiguration - gigabit, no flow control, mtu 1500. What I also did was a big cache+systemconfiguration cleanup using the following method I found on github, credit goes to cattyhouse. https://github.com/Mieze/RTL8111_driver_for_OS_X/issues/21 sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/* sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches/* sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/* Reboot sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel sudo kextcache -i / sudo kextcache -system-cache sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force Reboot cd /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration sudo rm -rf NetworkInterfaces.plist com.apple.airport.preferences.plist preferences.plist com.apple.wifi.message-tracer.plist com.apple.smb.server.plist com.apple.AutoWake.plist com.apple.Boot.plist com.apple.network.eapolclient.configuration.plist Reboot I didnt have any ethernet problem since, copied hundreds of gbytes accross my network without any problem. However i still found the following in the log again, but didnt notice anything while using the system (no lockup or anything like before) 2019-11-20 16:12:35.840388+0100 0x1b5 Default 0x0 0 0 kernel: (kernel) [RealtekRTL8111]: Tx timeout. Lost interrupt? ---------------------------------------- My experience so far is that the d5 driver is the best for my configuration. With d7 my ethernet connection locks up (Tx stalled? Resetting chipset. ISR=0xc0, IMR=0x803f.) especially when copying from my OpenMediaVault Server to my Synology Nas both have SMB enabled, min. protocol SMB2 max protocol SMB3. I tested the same copy process under Ubuntu 19.04 ... no lock ups... Sympthom is the following: Im starting the copy between the above mentioned two NAS using SMB, and the copy process stops / freezes randomly after several hundred mbytes... Under Syspref/Network the Ethernet shows green/connected. To fix the lockup either I have to pull and plug the ethernet cable or in terminal sudo ifconfig en0 down / up. Attached new log to my post. Realtek RTL8168H/8111H PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet: Name: ethernet Type: Ethernet Controller Bus: PCI Slot: Ethernet Vendor ID: 0x10ec Device ID: 0x8168 Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x10ec Subsystem ID: 0x0123 Revision ID: 0x0015 Link Width: x1 BSD name: en0 Kext name: RealtekRTL8111.kext Location: /Library/Extensions/RealtekRTL8111.kext Version: 2.3.0d5 Any ideas anyone? rtllog-senator.txt
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    New Driver for Realtek RTL8111

    Hi Guys. I had ethernet dropout problems right after locking the screen (cmd+ctrl+q) or as soon as i started screensaver with hot corners. After examining the logs I found this: 2019-11-06 04:06:52.703754+0100 0x214 Default 0x0 0 0 kernel: (RealtekRTL8111) [RealtekRTL8111]: Tx stalled? Resetting chipset. ISR=0xc0, IMR=0x803f. Solution was that I had to delete a kext from S/L/E called AppleUSBRealtek8153Patcher.kext. Does anybody know what AppleUSBRealtek8153Patcher.kext is for? I also found this kext on my other hack, and interesting is that on my other hack it doesnt cause any problems with integrated ethernet which uses the same RTL8111d7 driver. After deleting the above mentioned kext, RTL8111d7 kezt is working flawlessly, thanks so much for your hard work Mieze! Tested on a eglobal s200 minipc... ASPM and EEE is disabled at the moment. ps: I attached my log... dont want to confuse anyone, the log shows d5 and d7 drivers because i was experimenting what causes the ethernet dropout on my system. rtllog.txt
  7. Thanks so much buddy! Worked like a charm! Cheers!
  8. What is Rehabman's minimax frame buffer patch exactly? Tell me please the exact clover patch you are usingm Im facing the same problem Thank you in advance!
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    Mac Pro

    I never got a bootloader-type cracked Vista installed on my MacPro. I had to activate it with bios emulation hack.
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    Mac Pro

    Ok, forgot there is a newer mac pro, so Synaesthesia is right if you buy a brand new mac pro.
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    Mac Pro

    Hi there! I wouldn't recommend using 800mhz FB-DIMM ram. I bought 667MHz FB-DIMM from Kingston its designed for the macpro QUAD (not for the OCTO core), its item number is: KTA-MP667K2/2G. This is 2x1gb kit, if you want 4gb the item number is: KTA-MP667K2/4G. I have these rams with the factory rams (4x512mb hynix) working, and have no problems at all. The Mac Pro isn't that quiet at all, especially not with 4 500gb disks. You have to bump up the fans with smcfancontrol, otherwise you northbridge can top at 60-70 celsius under leopard, which i don't think is healthy for the computer. I think the Mac Pro (mine is 1.1) is a great machine, if you can afford it go for it. I bought a 30" Dell Display, didn't like the 30" Cinema Display's price and specs, but you'll need an ATI1900 for a huge display like that because of the dual-link dvi connection.
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    New Leopard User - A few questions

    In Finder's preferences you will see "Show these items on the Desktop". Tick "Connected servers". After this, if you navigate in Finder to a computer share, you will see it on the desktop as a mounted drive. Right click on it and choose "Make alias". After this, you can untick in Finder's preferences "Connected servers", and your alias what you made before will remain on your Desktop.
  13. This means that we need a vga upgrade for our systems, because these games wont run on full speed on any mac at the moment.
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    Has Vista fullfilled your expectations?

    I dont like vista at all, I stick with XP for a longer time and ofcourse OSX
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    NVidiaEFI and Nvidia card with 512Mo VRAM

    Is there any way to get dual-screen working? I have currently a gf7800gtx (256ram) with 2x philips 190p tfts connected both on dvi. Under natit everything works, just my computer hangs of natit Cheers, Senator