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Old 08-11-2005, 02:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy Marvell Yukon 88E8036 pci-e fast ethernet controller not being detected in Fedora 3

I have a Toshiba Satellite A -80 laptop , currently dual booting with Windows Xp home edition and Fedora core 3 . The problem is that i have a DSL connection and the Fedora will not recognize my network card ..

Also i reckon the sound is not properly configured also . SO I want some help with that and also which is a good music player for fedora core 3 ..



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Old 08-14-2005, 09:20 PM   #2
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You could consider installing Fedora Core 4 =) .

To install the ethernet card, you need to install the sk98lin driver. It's available at as well as the readme. Good luck. If you figure anything out, check my post at , We have the same ethernet card (I have a Toshiba Satellite M45 S331)
Old 01-02-2006, 03:06 PM   #3
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slackware on Toshiba Satellite M45 S269---network problem


I have just bought Toshiba Satellite M45 S269 and installed Slackware. the network is not connected. I installed sk98lin as some one suggested. Still no luck. any expert opinions would be highly appreciated.

happy new year!

johnuseast at

Jimmy Di Vittorio spent hours in the past two days instructing me to fix the problem. And we succeeded! Actually, two guys from computer shops who have played linux for years told me that there were no way to make internet connection working on my are the detailed steps you might want to take if you own Toshiba of my model (I'm not sure what other models would do):

1) go to, download the module;

2) go to root, type mnt /dev/cdrom

3) type:

# tar xfvj /mnt/dev/cdrom/install-8_28.tar.bz2

4) type:
# cd DriverInstall
# ./

5) at prompt , choose Install

6) type:

# modprobe sk98lin

# netconfig
and follow instructions.

8) go to /etc/rc.d/
edit rc.modules by adding the following line at the end of the file:

/sbin/modprobe sk98lin

save the file.

9) Quote from Jimmy: "with Linux you can't give up, because there is always a way."

Many thanks to Jimmy!


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