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Old 03-24-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
VampireL0rd
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Help install Marvell 88E1111 network card


I have configured everything in my kernel conf 2.6.16. The only thing that isn't working correctly is my network card. When I startup I don't have internet so I guess I don't have it configured correctly in the kernel or need something else.I don't know what to enable besides marvell Yudon chipset. I read around and keep seeing this forcedeth driver. All I thought I had to do was choose the correct option for the kernel, but I guess there is more to it than that.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 04:46 AM   #2
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You need to install the right driver.

Go to http://www.skd.de/e_en/download_best...l-8_31.tar.bz2
Accept license agreement and download the driver file.

Extract the driver source code with:
Code:
tar xjf install-8_31.tar.bz2
Install driver as follows:
Code:
cd install-8_31
./configure
make
make install
Load driver as follows:
Code:
modprobe sk98lin
Check for ethernet adapter as follows:
Code:
ifconfig -a
If you can see it, then add "modprobe sk98lin" to your appropriate modules file.
 
  


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