Welcome to the ELRepo Project

"For the community, by the community."

Welcome to ELRepo, an RPM repository for Enterprise Linux packages. ELRepo supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its rebuild projects.

The ELRepo Project focuses on hardware related packages to enhance your experience with Enterprise Linux. This includes filesystem drivers, graphics drivers, network drivers, sound drivers, webcam and video drivers.

Get started

Import the public key:

Detailed info on the GPG key used by the ELRepo Project can be found on the key page.
If you have a system with Secure Boot enabled, please see the SecureBootKey page for more information.

To install ELRepo for RHEL-9:

To install ELRepo for RHEL-8:

To install ELRepo for RHEL-7, SL-7 or CentOS-7:

To make use of our mirror system, please also install yum-plugin-fastestmirror.

Repository contents

ELRepo contains four channels. You can browse the contents of each channel by clicking on its name.


This is the main channel and is enabled by default. As this channel should not contain packages also present in the distribution, it should be safe to run a 'yum update' with this repository channel enabled.

For example, to install kmod-r8168 (Realtek r8168 NIC driver):

yum install kmod-r8168

Depending on the package being installed or the repository setup, it might be necessary to disable non-elrepo repositories:

yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=elrepo install kmod-nvidia


The elrepo-extras channel provides packages and their dependencies that replace/update RHEL distribution packages. It may be enabled in the /etc/yum.repos.d/elrepo.repo file or used with 'yum --enablerepo=elrepo-extras'.


The elrepo-testing channel provides packages yet to be released to the main channel and is disabled by default. It may be enabled in the /etc/yum.repos.d/elrepo.repo file or used with 'yum --enablerepo=elrepo-testing'.


The elrepo-kernel channel provides both the long-term support kernels (which have been configured for RHEL-7 ) and the latest stable mainline kernels (which have been configured for RHEL-8 and RHEL-7) using sources available from the Linux Kernel Archives. Please see the kernel-lt or kernel-ml pages for further details. This channel may be enabled in the /etc/yum.repos.d/elrepo.repo file or used with 'yum --enablerepo=elrepo-kernel'.

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