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About jakealley26

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  1. I'm having a similar issue with a Realtek nic. I wonder if putting in a pci nic that is known to be natively compatible would work. Would anybody know how to go about doing that? I stuck in an older Realtek and it didn't get recognized.
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    Cannot Install on AMD Mobo. HP 425

    Take a look at this. http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/181506-kernel-panic-wont-boot-os.html There are two suggestions. One is that ACPI has something to do with power managements. The other one that seemed to work is fiddle with system memory.
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    Realtek NIC problem

    I installed 10.6.3 on a Biostar A780L mobo. Everything went fine but I'm having problems getting the network card working. The chipset is Realtek 8102EL, which MS Windows 7 reports the drivers as being RealTek PCIe FE Family Controller. I updated RealTekRTL81xx.kext from the ModCD. I gave it PNP Id 813610ec, which was already in the listing in the xml file. The strange thing was that some instructions here mentioned to look for IOPCIMatch, but all I could find was IOPCIPrimaryMatch. Like I said, the PNP id was already there, but it was last in the list, so I put it first. I copied the .kext file to Extra/Extensions and rebooted, but still no network. IONetworkingFamily.kext is also in the Extra/Extensions folder. Would that cause a conflict? Would it be safe to remove it? This driver set could possibly have issues. I know that one day recently Windows 7 did an update and the NIC stopped working until I installed some older drivers. It kept wanting to update the drivers for a while until a couple of weeks ago when it decided the old ones were the best. Thanks.