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I'm a newbe to OSX and after installing the retail OSX v. 10.5.6 on my desktop (Foxconn 9657AA model, intel chipset), I had few issues:

1. nvidia driver

2. booting the OS X without boot loader

3. network

4. sound issues

5. Firewire


I resolved the first two, using: NVInstaller & NVkush for the display, and Chameleon for the boot loader. Unfortunatelly I still have network issues which are the most important for me now :confused:


My NIC models are (from OSx86 Tools - lspci output):

04:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet [10ec:8169] (rev 10)

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:4363]


My computers are connected through Linksys 54GL with custom firmware of Tommato to the Cabel Modem.

The Marvel Ethernet controller my OS X does not recognize.

The realtek, my PCI card, it does recognize but always sets a local IP: instead of 192.168.xxx.xxx from the DHCP router server.

I tried few things:


1. install DaemonES RTL1xxx_1.02.pkg.zip but did not understand what I should do after installtion since my NIC already was recognized so I uninstalled it.

2. installed Realtek RTGMac_v2.0.0.zip NIC driver, but all was the same too.


I checked the dmesg output and found the following rows regarding my Realtek 8169 (it gave more rows when I did not use Realtek drivers):

AppleRTL8169Ethernet: Ethernet address 00:e0:4c:50:1e:9d

ifconfig output is:



inet netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast

ether 00:e0:4c:50:1e:9d

media: autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) status: active

supported media: 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> autoselect


network configuration, under "System Performance":

en0: Connected.

Ethernet Adaptor (en0) has a self-assigned IP Address and may not be able to connect.

Configure: Using DHCP


Subnet Mask:

Router: [blank]

DNS Server: [blank]

Search Domain: [blank]


From my System.log I found the following:

Apr 12 10:44:31 localhost kernel[0]: AppleRTL8169Ethernet: phyWaitForAutoNegotiation TIMEOUT



I did not use any "Injection" driver, cause I do not really understand how it works.


Can anyone explain what should I do or which test to do in order to resolve this issue. For now I do not care if my Marvel NIC will work or my Realtek one.



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