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Old 04-18-2018, 09:46 PM   #1
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No Internet through cable connection


The Motherboard includes a driver for the Ethernet adapter, but I am not being able to install it. The adapter seems to be Marvell Yukon, and the driver is identified as sk98lin. I didn't had permission to even open the files directly on the disc, so I transferred them to my computer and executed from there. After several tries, the log-file gave out quite some errors, talking about a kernel source located in /src that was badly identified. Apparently all I had to do was run a command inside the kernel source folder. The problem was, however, there was no kernel source. I downloaded linux-source 3.16 from the Debian repositories (I think. I'm using Point Linux and it identifies itself as Debian Jessie). I tried to run that simple command (it was a make command by the way), and it still didn't work. Eventually I gave up and deleted everything, even the log-file. So now I'm here asking for help. Is there any way I can get my wired Internet connection to work? maybe with some generic drivers?

P.S: here is the full log-file, for a better understanding

Last edited by kackiz; 04-18-2018 at 10:02 PM. Reason: Added the log-file
 
Old 04-19-2018, 02:20 PM   #2
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"Official version can be compiled only in the kernel 2.6.X. This version is modified to be able to compile in Kernel 3.19.X."

https://github.com/kinumi/sk98lin
 
Old 04-19-2018, 02:37 PM   #3
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Quoth the kernel source:

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This driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Marvell Yukon 2 chipset:

Marvell 88E8021/88E8022/88E8035/88E8036/88E8038/88E8050/88E8052/ 88E8053/88E8055/88E8061/88E8062, SysKonnect SK-9E21D/SK-9S21

There is companion driver for the older Marvell Yukon and SysKonnect Genesis based adapters: skge. This enables support for the older and uncommon SysKonnect Genesis chips, which support MII via an external transceiver, instead of an internal one. Disabling this option will save some memory by making code smaller. If unsure say Y.
Do you have a module named skge.ko? It'd be in
Code:
 /lib/modules/4.16.3/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell
use your kernel version instead of 4.16.3
 
Old 04-19-2018, 08:44 PM   #4
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At one time there was a project that could have allowed any windows driver to be used. Some distros ship with part of this still but not usually all or fully set up. Ndiswrapper could possibly be use to run a windows driver if it is supported.

I'd think that an el cheapo usb nic would do for this.
 
Old 04-19-2018, 09:15 PM   #5
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https://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper
 
Old 04-19-2018, 09:51 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure Marvel Yukon is in the kernel since 2.6. If your mobo has a disk with a driver for the Marvell Yukon ethernet adapter, are you sure it's a Linux driver? You shouldn't have to install a driver for it to work.
 
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Are you a kakistocrat?
 
Old 04-20-2018, 07:45 PM   #8
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I have downloaded the unofficial Marvell Patch from git, but it doesn't seem to work. running the install.sh file fails when trying to find the kernel headers. I have the kernel headers. NDIS looks interesting, but the driver i have is for win7, and yes, it also provides a Linux driver along with a windows one, inside the motherboard DVD.
 
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And no, I'm simply a Spanish persimmon
 
Old 04-20-2018, 08:48 PM   #10
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I have downloaded the unofficial Marvell Patch from git, but it doesn't seem to work. running the install.sh file fails when trying to find the kernel headers. I have the kernel headers. NDIS looks interesting, but the driver i have is for win7, and yes, it also provides a Linux driver along with a windows one, inside the motherboard DVD.
Maybe try the Linux driver that's on the DVD and see if that works.

IF that fails try installing a new kernel. <OR> recompile the kernel you already have.
https://www.kernel.org/
 
  


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