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Old 12-23-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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problem installing marvell yukon 88E8040 driver

Hi all,

I have some problems with configuring network card in my DELL INSPRIRON-1525 laptop and my network adapter is Marvell Yukon 88E8040 when
then try to I install the network driver

Disconnect alternative devices: (done) [OK]
Unload alternative driver (done) [OK]
Create tmp dir (/tmp/Sk98IkKkOMUQmqRPeOYPGGXhj) [OK]
Check user id (0) [OK]
Check kernel version (2.6.18-8.1.3.el5xen) [OK]
Check kernel symbol file (/proc/kallsyms) [OK]
Check kernel type (SMP) [OK]
Check number of CPUs (2) [OK]
Check architecture (found) [OK]
Set architecture (i386) [OK]
Check compiler (/usr/bin/gcc) [OK]
Check mcmodel flags (none) [OK]
Check module support (/sbin/insmod) [OK]
Check make (/usr/bin/make) [OK]
Check kernel gcc version (4.1.1) (Kernel:4.1.1 == gcc:4.1.1) [OK]
Check sk98lin driver availability (not loaded) [OK]
Check kernel header files (not found) [failed]
Kernel header not found. Please install the linux header files
development package or create a symbolic link from the
/usr/src/KERNEL_VERSION directory to linux
Example: ln -s /usr/src/KERNEL_VERSION /usr/src/linux

Installation of package failed.
I create link file to the kernel directory like this
ln -s /lib/modules/2.6.18-8.1.3.el5xen /usr/src/linux
but the same error repeated

any body knows what went wrong pls help me.

Last edited by openx; 12-23-2008 at 01:15 PM.
Old 12-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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Are you sure you have the correct/current kernel headers installed?

What is the output of the following commands:

user@machine~]$ rpm -q kernel-headers
user@machine~]$ rpm -q kernel-devel
From your post, it looks like you're running 2.6.18-8.1.3.el5xen so, if things are configured properly, you should see "kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.1.3.el5xen" for the first command, and "kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.3.el5xen" for the second one.

If you're missing the kernel-headers and/or the kernel-devel packages(s) that's an easy fix; simply install them with yum:

root@machine~]# yum install kernel-headers
(or, if the kernel-devel package is missing: )
root@machine~]# yum install kernel-devel
I'm not sure which version of the driver you're attempting to install, but the latest appears to be for the linux 2.6 kernels, according to Marvell's site (

Hope this helps.
Old 12-29-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Hi strick
My problem is now solved by installing the kernel-devel packages
now it is working fine. Thanks for your suggestion.

Last edited by openx; 12-29-2008 at 11:45 AM.
Old 12-29-2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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Glad to hear it -- and thanks for the update!



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