[CentOS-docs] RTL8111 Wiki Pages

Kirk Bocek

t004 at kbocek.com
Thu Jun 26 16:39:27 UTC 2008

It appears that CentOS 5.2's support for the RTL8111B/C chip is incomplete. 
The wiki has some blanket statements regarding this support:



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 Bocek
wiki user: kirkbocek

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