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Old 04-30-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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network card and sk98lin driver issues


I installed a new debian sarge (2.4.27) on my PC. My network card (Marvell Yukon 88e8053) was not detected automatically by the installer even though the right driver (sk98lin) was offer in the list(it was working on my Fedora Core 3). So I've skipped the network part to set up my network card manually.

That's what I am trying to do now...

# lspci //shows me :

0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.: Unknown device 4362 (rev 15)

I install sk98lin driver :

# ./

# modprob sk98lin

#lsmod //gives :

sk98lin 182288 0 (unused) // Mmmm... unused!

Then my problem starts :

#ifconfig eth0 //is not really running :

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:09:022:6C
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

# dhclient //give the same result as

# ifconfig eth0

I get a nice hexadecimal text... Including :

dev : <NULL> kernell BUG at skbuff.c : 93!
kernell panic
interrupt handler - not syncing

Nice... I can only press the reset button. Basically, I see that the install of my driver is not clean. Do you think that patching my kernel with sk98lin and rebuilding it will work better? What else can I try?

Old 04-30-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
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Few hours later...

Even though the latest version of the sk98lin driver is compatible with 2.4.x kernel, I upgraded my kernel to 2.6.11. The driver works now! :-)


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