Hey, john8775. What distribution of Linux are you using?
This is quite a tricky issue because the module you need to load is
You need to recompile the kernel with support for this module if it is not already present, unfortunately
but this is not as difficult as it sounds.
Install the kernel sources (if you don't have it). Usually you can get this from your Linux installation CD.
Then open a terminal window (if you're inside X), If you're not the "root" user, then login as root or do an su
and type the root password.
Where the /usr/src/linux
is the directory of your kernel source.
This will open a graphical window. Here you can choose the kernel parameters.
Go to the option
Device drivers --> Networking support --> Ethernet (1000 mbit)
There you choose "Marvell Yukon Chipset/SysKonnect SK98XX support" option as a module (M in menuconfig, a dot (not a tick) in xconfig).
Save and exit.
Now in a terminal in the same /usr/src/linux directory, type
Then to make sure it works, type
In a terminal. If it exits without error messages, then it works.
To make this module load at boot-time, you must add this module to your modules.conf
in the /etc folder.
Hope this helps. Depending on your kernel (2.4 or 2.6) the instructions may vary slightly. If you have any doubts post here.