On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Dustin Howett <alaricx@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > The 8102E, at least, works with the rtl8169 driver, if you skip PHY > initialization. Would it be beneficial to include yet another driver? > With rtl8169 networking with the 8102E appears to be completely > stable, as I have not had an issue with it yet. > > -- Dustin > I don't mean "this works for me let's drop it", just to clarify.. I mean, why introduce another driver for a class of devices that can be supported with a couple modifications to an existing driver; much like Linux has different PHY initialization for different MAC versions, and skips initialization for unknown MAC versions- They're similar hardware, after all.