[CentOS-docs] Re: rpm for r8168

Ned Slider nedslider at f2s.com
Sun Feb 10 00:52:58 UTC 2008

>> 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:
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&topic_id=12467&forum=40
> Hope he can make it :-D

I saw :)

Be prepared to do some hand holding... from his first post in that 
thread "Ran yum -Uvh *.rpm and it failed".

I normally find the first hurdle is becoming root, and the differences 
between 'su' and 'su -'. Do we have a Wiki Tips and Tricks entry on that 

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