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Hi, It might be going to be stupid question, as I am new to linux. My linux version is Red Hat Enterprise 5 with linux version 2.6.18-el5. My network card ...
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    Help to install Network card


    Hi,
    It might be going to be stupid question, as I am new to linux. My linux version is Red Hat Enterprise 5 with linux version 2.6.18-el5. My network card is Realtek 8169 gigabit device. Please give me any idea to solve it.

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    you can go here and download the driver and install it.
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    I have already done that but it is showing problem after few steps according the read me file.... please advice me further...

    [root@localhost r8169-6.007.00]# make clean modules
    make -C src/ clean
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/driver/r8169-6.007.00/src'
    rm -rf *.o *.ko *~ core* .dep* .*.d .*.cmd *.mod.c *.a *.s .*.flags .tmp_versions Module.symvers Modules.symvers rset modules.order
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/driver/r8169-6.007.00/src'
    make -C src/ modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/driver/r8169-6.007.00/src'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-8.el5/build SUBDIRS=/root/Desktop/driver/r8169-6.007.00/src modules
    make: Entering an unknown directory
    make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.18-8.el5/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    make: Leaving an unknown directory
    make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/driver/r8169-6.007.00/src'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

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    You probably need to install the kernel-devel package that matches the version of the kernel you are running.

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    As I am new to Linux, Please help me further,
    My Kernel version as seen from /proc/version Linux 2.6.18-8.el5

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    do you have yum running?
    for RHEL you will need a license to use yum.
    if its is the case , you do as follows
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    su -
    yum update
    yum install kernel-devel
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    no I don't have running yum, and i don't have network connection on that computer, so suggest me further...

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    do you have the installation media(cd , dvd)?
    kernel-devel should be on there. so you can install it with yum.
    when you run yum what does it say(i have never used a rhel system without a license)?


    PS-- why dont you use CentOS . CentOS is exactly RHEL without the license so with it you will be able to use yum
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    on yum update it is giving error....


    Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    This system is not registered with RHN.
    RHN support will be disabled.
    Setting up Update Process
    Setting up repositories
    No Repositories Available to Set Up
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion



    and I have installation media 6 CD package

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    I think you need to consider running CentOS instead of RHEL if you do not have an RHN subscription. Installing software without the subscritption can be a nightmare because you will not have access to the software servers. With CentOS you get all the opensource software in the RHEL repositories as well as extra packages they have built. You can even download the packages from ftp servers.

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