I reinstalled FC 4 onto my on my Asus AV8 Deluxe board w/ AMD64 3500+ and updated to the Kernel 2.6.17-1.2142_FC4. I am aware that the sk98lin driver for the onboard Marvell Technology Group Ltd 88E8001 Gigabit has been depreciated. The new driver is skge, and (in the past) I have had onboard nic working w/ FC4 and the new skge driver. No luck this time.
LSS -- I accidentally installed FC 4 whilst I had a Beklin PCI nic card installed. The Belkin card worked, but I wanted to use the onboard nic and removed the Belkin card.
I still have remnants of the old Belkin card in the machine, and I can't seem to get rid of it. Most of these remnants appear when using X API such as System>Network Device Control>configure. There I see two Devices. One on eth0 the other on eth1. However I see no evedence of it in the various sysconfig files.
LSS -- I have two questions:
1. How important is the /etc/sysconfig/hwconf file in the operation of the onboard nic?
I have repeatedly changed the "Driver" setting from "sk98lin" to "skge." Yet after rebooting the machine the setting always reads "sk98lin." I have reset the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts to use skge, and it appears that the machine uses skge during its "failed" attempts to get ip information.
skge eth0: enabling interface
ADDCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0 linl is not ready
2. Why do I see remnants of an uninstalled Belkin nic card on the machine. I have removed all (I think) reference to it in:
and I have used the X API to delete the nic.
Sometimes it takes a few reboots, but the belkin card always seems to resurface. That's not quite true. The machine just registers that a PCI nic is there, but it does not actually recognize it as a Belkin...