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Old 03-09-2006, 04:45 AM   #1
Lars79
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Gigabit support in Marvell Yukon ethernet controller not working


Hello,

I have an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard that has a Marvell Yukon 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller onboard. I'm running Slackware 10.2 with the original 2.4.31 kernel. The network settings are done by a dhcp router.

I downloaded the sk98lin driver version 8.31 from Syskonnect and installed it as a module as described in the readme file. I'm loading the module in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. Unfortunately I can't get it to work with Gigabit speed, but only with 100Mb/s. I tried to set the speed with ethtool, but that didn't work.

Here is the relevant output:

Code:
root@slackbox:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different version?) (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Audio Processing Unit (rev a2)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): nVidia Corporation nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controller (rev a3)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
01:0b.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 [SMATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV36.4 [GeForce FX 5700VE] (rev a1)
Code:
root@slackbox:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
snd-pcm-oss            36736   0
snd-mixer-oss          12376   1  [snd-pcm-oss]
parport_pc             15044   1  (autoclean)
lp                      6404   0  (autoclean)
parport                22824   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
keybdev                 1892   0  (unused)
mousedev                4020   1
hid                    20868   0  (unused)
usbmouse                1880   0  (unused)
input                   3200   0  [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
usb-ohci               19368   0  (unused)
ehci-hcd               17516   0  (unused)
usbcore                59148   1  [hid usbmouse usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
snd-intel8x0           18304   2
snd-ac97-codec         58556   0  [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm                54344   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer              13764   0  [snd-pcm]
snd                    32772   1  [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore               3396   4  [snd]
snd-page-alloc          4712   0  [snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
ohci1394               23888   0  (unused)
ieee1394               41636   0  [ohci1394]
nvidia               3643836   6
ide-scsi                9392   0
sk98lin               174768   1
agpgart                45508   3
apm                     9452   2
Code:
root@slackbox:~# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:D8:59:85:47
          inet addr:192.168.35.21  Bcast:192.168.35.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3090 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1833 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1547376 (1.4 Mb)  TX bytes:350520 (342.3 Kb)
          Interrupt:5 Memory:e0000000-0

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Code:
root@slackbox:~# ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
        Supported ports: [ TP ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                                1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                                1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 100Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: Twisted Pair
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Supports Wake-on: g
        Wake-on: g
        Link detected: yes
Code:
root@slackbox:~# less -S /var/log/syslog
...
Class: Hardware failure
Nr: 0x270
Msg: 2 Pair Downshift detected
eth0: network connection up using port A
speed: 100
autonegotiation: yes
duplex mode: full
flowctrl: symmetric
irq moderation: disabled
scatter-gather: enabled
tx-checksum: enabled
rx-checksum: enabled
...
It would be great if someone has an idea how to enable the Gigabit support. Thanks.

Lars
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:08 AM   #2
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Maybe I'm asking the overtly obvious, but are you connected to a Gb LAN?

Just wondering,
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for answering. Yes, I am. The other computers in the network (Windows and Mac workstations) have Gigabit connections without a problem. Even the switch shows gigabit connections for them, except for me =).

Lars
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:39 AM   #4
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Did you have a Gb connection on that PC before, or with another OS (ie Windows)? If not you might want to check it with another OS to make sure that you can get a Gb connection with it.

I figure you know the hardware troubleshooting drill .

I know that Marvell Gb NIC support is included in the 2.6 kernels (at least the newer 2.6 that I've actually tinkered with) so did you check to see if it was already included with the 2.4.31 kernel?

Other than that, I'm not sure where you should look.

Later,
MMYoung
 
Old 03-09-2006, 08:17 AM   #5
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There was Windows XP running before and there were no problems with the Gigabit connection. Therefore I'm quite sure it's no hardware problem.

Marvell Gb NIC support was not included in the Kernel, therefore I got the newest driver from the website.

Lars
 
  


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