[realtek] D-Link DFE-538TX/R

John Roberts jroberts@surf.sno.laurentian.ca
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 23:00:50 -0400 (EDT)

Hi again,

> Hi all,
> I just purchased three DFE-538TX/R cards to build a small network at home.  With
> a little bit of research, I've found out that the DFE-538TX cards use the
> RTL 8139 chipset, so I built my Linux kernel (2.4.3-ac2, now ac5) with support
> for the 8139.  No dice, the card wasn't even detected.

I should clarify a bit more about this card.

On the box, it's called a DFE-538TX/R, but the PCB is labelled
"DFE-538TX Rev.D1".  The chip on the board is labelled:


It actually comes with an rtl8139.c kernel module for Linux, but it doesn't
compile with 2.4.x kernels, and I definitely don't want to downgrade my kernel
just to support this one card.  This driver's version string is:

static const char *version =
"rtl8139.c:v1.08 6/25/99 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/rtl8139.html\n";

Just a little on the old side.

Cheers, John