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Old 07-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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Gigabit 64bit NIC problem


I've recently purchased an U.S. Robotics 64bit Gigabit NIC.
I believe the NIC uses a Marvell Yukon chipset because the linux driver that it came with was sk98lin.
The NIC sometimes works using sk98lin driver but not always. Of course, I added the line /sbin/modprobe sk98lin in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
lspci shows the following when the NIC doesn't work
Code:
01:07.0 Ethernet Controller: U.S. Robotics: Unknown device 4320 (rev 19) (
But when it works it i get something like "Marvell Yukon .... blah blah blah..."
I can't tell you exactly because now it doesn't work

Even when the NIC works when I do ifconfig eth0, I get 00:00:00:00:00:00 as the Mac address. Why is this?

I've been trying to fix this problem for about a week and I have no clue why it doesn't work. Can anyone help me?


Thanks in advance,
James
 
Old 07-17-2006, 02:47 AM   #2
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The Marvell Yukon is a bit average in linux, I've found I get better results with skge than sk98lin.
Code:
rmmod sk98lin
modprobe skge
ifconfig eth1 up
Works all the time for me
 
Old 07-17-2006, 05:33 AM   #3
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This computer has:
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ /sbin/lspci
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)

mingdao@silas:~$ lsmod
sk98lin               133088  0

mingdao@silas:~$ cat kernel/linux-2.6.17.4/.config | grep -i sk98
CONFIG_SK98LIN=m
I didn't even know "skge" exists ... from linux-2.6.17.4:
Code:
New SysKonnect GigaEthernet support (SKGE)

This driver support the Marvell Yukon or SysKonnect SK-98xx/SK-95xx
and related Gigabit Ethernet adapters. It is a new smaller driver
with better performance and more complete ethtool support.

It does not support the link failover and network management 
features that "portable" vendor supplied sk98lin driver does.

This driver supports adapters based on the original Yukon chipset:
Marvell 88E8001, Belkin F5D5005, CNet GigaCard, DLink DGE-530T,
Linksys EG1032/EG1064, 3Com 3C940/3C940B, SysKonnect SK-9871/9872.

It does not support the newer Yukon2 chipset: a separate driver,
sky2, is provided for Yukon2-based adapters.
Maybe I should give it a try, but I don't know how I would
test what to determine any difference; nor what "link failover
and network management features" are either.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
That's what I have and skge works. I never read the kernel docs sorry I just assumed that skge would work with most Yukon ethernet chips.
 
  


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