[CentOS] Realtek 8111GR on C7

Fri Jun 3 14:25:51 UTC 2016
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 06/03/2016 07:28 AM, Mike McCarthy, W1NR wrote:
> Realtek is "real" good about getting drivers for their chips into the
> kernels as soon as possible. They are one of the few vendors that I have
> never had a problem with built in support...

That has to be backported and rolled into the Red Hat kernels for EL
however, which can take longer.

We do have an experimental kernel that currently may require manual
intervention to install here:


We are using that for some IoT images on x86_64 and there is also one
for i686 in that tree.


Like I said, you may have to manually remove some conflicts with
ivtv-firmware and some iwl*-firmware drivers .. it requires a new
xfsprogs and you might have to manually remove xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse (it
is now in the kernel as a module and no longer part of xorg-x11-drivers)

Anyway, I have installed that kernel on several machines and it seems to
work well.  It is based on the latest 4.4.12 LTS kernel and we will be
maintaining it work IoT things.

There is also kernel-ml and kerel-lt from elrepo that may get updated at
some point.  You will likely still ne xfsprogs with kernels newer than
4.4.x though, regardless if they come from our experimental repo or elrepo.

Here are the links to the elrepo kernels:

xfsprogs issues:


Johnny Hughes

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