[CentOS-docs] Re: rpm for r8168

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 23:43:26 UTC 2008

On Feb 8, 2008 7:30 PM, Ned Slider <nedslider at f2s.com> wrote:
> >>>  Or could you also provide the instructions that
> >>> will help "newbies" install this driver?  There was someone who was
> >>> looking for the driver for this particular card.  He could not
> >>> understand the wiki and therefore was asking if there is some easier
> >>> method.
> >>>
> >> Well, IF a link to the rpm would be added in the wiki, it SHOULD contain
> >> something along the following lines:
> >>      In order to use this driver <link to driver here>, you will need
> >> the dkms package available from rpmforge. Please add this repository to
> >> your list of local repositories (as described in
> >> http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories) and run the following commands:
> >>              yum install dkms --enablerepo rpmforge
> >>              rpm -Uvh <link to dkms-r8168.noarch.rpm> [*]
> >> Maybe also add some words about the benefit of dkms over lkmdl...
> >
> > Yes, brief instructions will be helpful.  By the way, that "someone"
> > was in the CentOS forum and he apparently decided to buy a new card
> > that works out of the box (upon other's suggestion).  I felt it was
> > appropriate advice given his "newbie" status.
> >
> Oops - sorry, I guess that was me :D
> I tried to word it as an alternative suggestion, giving him options,
> rather than deliberately steering him in that direction. Like you say
> Akemi, he didn't appear to have the knowledge to follow the current Wiki
> guide and I could see him getting frustrated by a perceived lack of
> progress (having a working Internet connection seems to be a critical
> requirement to most new users).

That was indeed a good suggestion.  This person used an old nic and
got connected successfully.  Well, now that he can access the network,
he is a good candidate for us to ask if he could try installing the
driver by following the instructions (I wrongly posted in other
thread).  So I did:


Hope he can make it :-D


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