Bug 155631 - Ethernet adapter does not install
Ethernet adapter does not install
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 155743
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Reported: 2005-04-21 20:20 EDT by Kostadin Koruchev
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-22 09:47:21 EDT
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Description Kostadin Koruchev 2005-04-21 20:20:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
The kernel does not recognize my ethernet adapter.
kudzu determines the adapter as:

class: NETWORK
bus: PCI
detached: 0
device: eth2
driver: unknown
desc: "Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Fast Ethernet Controller"
vendorId: 11ab
deviceId: 4351
subVendorId: 1179
subDeviceId: ff00
pciType: 1
pcidom:    0
pcibus:  2
pcidev:  0
pcifn:  0

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.9-6.37 EL i686

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
boot the system

Actual Results:  no device installed. I have tried to compile the driver from marvell.com,
but it does not evencompile. After some changes it compiles,
but modprobe does not install the device.

Expected Results:  eth0

Additional info:

System: toshiba tecra 3a.
no workaround found.
Also the screen is not recognized, but worarounf exists
Comment 1 John W. Linville 2005-04-22 09:47:21 EDT
The device is not supported in RHEL, and (i.e. because) it is not supported 
upstream.  If/when Marvell/SysKonnect gets its driver supported upstream, we 
will most likely take it into RHEL. 
However, you may be in luck.  I maintain a driver disk development kit, 
located here: 
An update version of the sk98lin driver (which supports the device you are 
using) is included as an example.  Using the kit, you should be able to 
construct a Driver Update Disk.  The DUD can then be used to re-install RHEL 
using "linux dd" as the installation command. 
Good luck!  Feel free to contact me directly for issues w/ ddiskit.  However, 
please be aware that the driver itself is explicitly unsupported. 

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