don't know if this will help us any but this website states that we dont NEED parameters for the rtl8139 chipset... http://www.linux.cu/documentos/RedHa...s-ethernet.htm
(soon as the page loads ctrl+f and type rtl8139 and it should find it)
[note] I have tried it without parameters and it says its installed but for some reason I cannot connect to the ftp server located 5 feet away on my server machine (which hosts the 6gig folder for suse 8.2)
If there is anything else we can try to see if were even GETTING connections please let us know guys!!!
(and yes i know this original post is a year or so old...)