F8 drivers for ASUS EeePC?? -- SOLVED

Beartooth Sciurivore beartooth at swva.net
Sat Mar 1 18:05:00 UTC 2008

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 19:46:24 +0000, Beartooth Sciurivore wrote:

> 	The upgrade finished; pirut tried to launch -- and failed to
> connect. Service network restart gets as far as trying to bring up eth0,
> then reports failure : "3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be present,
> delaying initialization."
> 	Is that still the driver problem, or ...?

	A consensus elsewhere said it was. Then, after only about three 
days of pounding my electronic head against the wall, I finally thought 
of the obvious -- not bad for a man pushing seventy in dubious 

        I pointed a PC at rpm.pbone; searched F8 for 
kernel-2.6.15; downloaded one; copied it to a thumb drive; 
copied it from there to the EeePC; and ran rpm -Uvh against 

        That actually worked. Not immediately, nor after 
running kudzu; so I rebooted -- and sure enough, then it 
did.Pirut connected; I'm in process of paring F8 down to 
EeePC size as we speak; and I've already installed my 
favorite add-on defenses to Firefox.

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Evangelist
Fedora 8; Ubuntu 7.10; CentOS 5.1; Alpine 1.0, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6
Remember I know little (precious little!) of what I am talking about.

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