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Old 03-09-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
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Angry Driver installation....help me..


I recently installed linux on my computer and it automatically recognized every piece of hard ware except my Network card. It is a ,
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter Copper RJ-45. I think I found the Driver but I'm not sure what the instructions are trying to say. It's not simple. I need to modify the source code or something? I dont know how or where to do that. Or where to enter this code its telling me to enter. Some one just tell me the step you would take to install a driver.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: Driver installation....help me..

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Originally posted by john8775
I recently installed linux on my computer and it automatically recognized every piece of hard ware except my Network card. It is a ,
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter Copper RJ-45. I think I found the Driver but I'm not sure what the instructions are trying to say. It's not simple. I need to modify the source code or something? I dont know how or where to do that. Or where to enter this code its telling me to enter. Some one just tell me the step you would take to install a driver.
Could you post the instructions that you found or if you found the instructions on the Internet then post a link and we'll go from there.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:06 PM   #3
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Most newer distros should have the module for that card pre-compiled. What happens if you run the following command?
Code:
modprobe sk98lin
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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The page with the driver i downloaded:
http://www.asus.com.tw/support/downl...ux.zip~zaqwedc

Twsnnva, where do I type this command? (sorry, I'm a mega-newbie)
 
Old 03-09-2005, 06:24 PM   #5
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You run that command in a terminal. It should be somewhere in your menus. The terminal app for KDE is called konsole, In gnome I think its called gnome-terminal. You can also use x-term if you can find it. If you can't find it you can switch to a terminal with ctrl+alt+F2, note this will take you to a full screen terminal, you can get back to X (the gui) with ctrl+alt+F7. It's probably also worth mentioning that you will need to be root to run modprobe.

~Thomas
 
Old 03-09-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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I tried the command and it said, "cannot locate module". Soo...

Someone please dl the driver and read the instructions and tell me what you think....and what its telling me to do exactly. You would be alot of help. Thanks.


Another thing, can i get maybe your Aim screen name or something so this can go faster. I'm really itchin to get Linux running and scrap windows. I loath Windows...

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Old 03-09-2005, 08:58 PM   #7
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The instructions seem pretty straight forward. You will need to install the kernel sources. I don't know what distro you're using, but you will need to install the sources from using whatever package system it uses (apt, rpm, tgz, etc...). You will also need to make sure /usr/src/linux is linked to the sources(ln -s /usr/src/kernel-source-version /usr/src/linux) After this is done all you should need to do is execute the install script (./install.sh)
 
Old 03-09-2005, 10:06 PM   #8
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You havekeep in mind that I installed Linux 2 days ago and have never used it and have read very little about it. I need to get a "how to use linux" book. But until then please spoon feed me. 70% of that stuff u said in the last paragraph u posted flew right over my head. Can u put i very simply for me (e.g. step 1: "open this", step 2: "type this"). I would be eternally thankful for your time.

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Old 03-09-2005, 10:25 PM   #9
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Hey, john8775. What distribution of Linux are you using?

This is quite a tricky issue because the module you need to load is

sk98lin

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
Code:
su
and type the root password.

Then type
Code:
cd /usr/src/linux
Where the /usr/src/linux is the directory of your kernel source.

Then type
Code:
make xconfig
(or)
make menuconfig
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
Code:
make modules
Then
Code:
make modules_install
Then to make sure it works, type
Code:
modprobe sk98lin
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.

Last edited by vharishankar; 03-09-2005 at 10:30 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 10:50 AM   #10
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I'm using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

THaankyou for the instructions. I will try it and I may have a few questions later.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 01:18 PM   #11
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You way didnt really work. But they helped me understand linux more. So i tried the installation instructions that came with the driver and IT WORKED! Thanks Alot!!!
 
Old 01-12-2006, 04:04 AM   #12
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Can anyone provide me the driver again??
I'd visited the page provided but this is what i get --> "Synchronizing Web Database - Please check back later.
Sorry for the inconvenience!"
 
  


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