Re: offshore RTL8029 chip

Graham Mitchell (
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 19:10:34 +0000

> Greetings,
> Does anyone have / has anyone done, a driver for a Taiwanese PCI ethernet
> combo board. It is marketed as an ACER: ALN-201. It uses a controller chip,
> noticed when lifting up the ACER sticker, RTL8029. Any information would be
> much appreciated. I'm using 2.0.28 now but plan to jump to the 2.1.x series
> when time permits. Thanks in advance, Andy:)

I have one of these cards too, except in the UK it's marketed as a no
name clone card by quite a few places (I got mine from simply
computers). It works well under Win95, and WinNT, but I'd like a
Linux driver for one too, so any information would be appreciated. If
someone already has a driver and is looking for Alpha/Beta testers,
let me know please.

Linux is like a Vorlon. It is incredibly powerful, gives terse,
cryptic answers and has a lot of things going on in the background.