All worked fine except integrated network card from Attansic (Taiwan). First of all, I couldn't figure out what type of device I have, there were two Linux drivers provided: L1 and L2.
A little bit of googling and voila - it's L2 !
As it happened, the driver required building Linux kernel module (responsible for network) as LiveCD install didn't have it by default.
Building kernel module ? Hmm... (why don't I just install windows, I asked myself several times during this procedure :) )
My default method to install all the required components is yum, but it was useless without network setup. So I had to download all packages to my another desktop, copy them to USB key and then use the key at target Linux box.
You would need to get kernel-headers-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.i386.rpm, kernel-devel-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.i686.rpm, gcc with dependencies
and install it using RPM (e.g. rpm -Uvh _name_here.rpm).
To verify that you are ready to build kernel module, check content of /usr/src path, it should contain 'kernels' directory.
Now follow instructions and change current dir to /src/ dir with driver source code and do:
I had some issues with drivers provided on motherboard CD, as happened it was outdated version something like 0.2.40.0. It complained on missing config.h etc
After some googling, I figure out, that version 0.2.40.0 is for older kernels (before 2.6.21). Then I found newer version of the driver and got rid of config.h and other header errors, but got another ones about non-declared members of
struct. A short look at C code showed that some debugging parts are excessive, so simple commenting did the trick.
At this point I'd ran 'make install' , then 'cd /lib/modules/
After device activation I was able to browse internet.
Newer version of driver is (was) available here:
RPMs are available at ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/7/Everything/i386/os/Fedora/
Good luck !
ps. also found this site (it has Linux Drivers package, but download was so slow that i didn't test the package) http://support.asus.com/download/download_item.aspx?model=P5GC-MX&product=1&type=map&mapindex=3&SLanguage=en-us
When applying updates that include kernel updates, after reboot it loads new kernel and module we built is not loaded, so no network would be available. In my case I just edit grub.conf and set old kernel (the one we build driver for) and reboot.