Usually Lobbying goes the other way Tex, Linux has everything you need and only what you need. So, obviously you don't need a Realtek LAN driver
Really though, have you posted about that in the Linux section? I've never had problems with LAN. I'd gladly try to help.
I really don't have time to be posting right now, but I need a sanity break. Here is a crappy picture
Guess I'm really paying for all that dust with these temps
I used to get those kinds of temps at ~4.0GHz now I'm only at 3.8GHzEdited by Fir3Chi3f - 3/8/12 at 3:21pm