[Novalug] Connecting CentOS 5.3 on a netbook
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Mon Apr 27 20:10:56 EDT 2009
What does "/sbin/ifconfig -a" report now?
As for the rpm's I'd assume that it was just a simple su to root and
"rpm -ivh" like you said.
Let's see what ifconfig -a reports, and that may let us know what the
next step is.
David A. Cafaro <dac at cafaro.net>
Cafaro's Ramblings: www.cafaro.net
On Apr 27, 2009, at 5:09 PM, Beartooth wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2009, David A. Cafaro wrote:
>> I did a quick google and found this page:
> Something there is farther beyond me than I recognized.
>> Though they speak of the EeePC 900 that's basically the same
>> hardware as your 701, but more storage and bigger screen. That page
>> also confirms that CentOS doesn't have the drivers for your network
>> hardware. They do provide a link to where you can download drivers
>> that someone else has made. The driver RPM's are here:
>> Hopefully those are still working and that can get you up and
>> running once you install them. You will have to trust their builds
>> though, and hope they aren't doing something nefarious. The other
>> option is to find the driver sources mentioned and rebuild them
>> your self, but that's a lot more work.
> After rebooting with the eeepc rpms installed, "service network
> start" still fails with a note that the 3c501 device doesn't seem to
> be present -- plus another saying dhclient is already running, which
> it wasn't getting before.
> So yum isn't connecting, and the yum install doesn't work ...
> Beartooth Implacable, Curmudgeonly Codger Learning Linux
> On the Internet, you can never tell who is a dog --
> supposing you care -- but you can tell who has a mind.
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