[CentOS-docs] RTL8111 Wiki Pages

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Sun Jun 29 01:57:09 UTC 2008

On 06/26/2008 07:39 PM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> Howdy,
> It appears that CentOS 5.2's support for the RTL8111B/C chip is 
> incomplete. The wiki has some blanket statements regarding this support:
> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/HardwareList/CentOS5/RealTek/r1000 
> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/HardwareList/RealTekRTL8111b
> I could dive in an make the changes *I* think need to happen but I'd 
> like to talk to people first.
> The gritty details:
> Last night I attempted to install 5.2 x86_64 on a new Gigabyte 
> GA-G31M-S2L. This motherboard has an RTL8111C NIC on-board. After PXE 
> booting into the 5.2 installer, the installer hung while waiting for 
> DHCP information. Checking the various consoles, it's clear that the 
> installer identified the NIC and loaded the r8169 driver. But the 
> driver obviously failed.
> After copying in Realtek's r8168-8.006.00 and manually installing it 
> on the existing 5.1 installation, the NIC works fine.
> So the wiki pages need to be updated. Any ideas how to proceed?
Kirk, I've updated the
wiki page in order the reflect the fact that some boards are not 
supported. Feel free to edit it if you think that I've missed something.


PS: I still would like to see the ethernet section from the output of 
lspci -v on your board.

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