Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202221
2.6.17 breaks sk98lin ethernet
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:28:20 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from any 2.6.17 kernel (up to 2.6.17-1.2142)
2.Look at error messages during boot
An error message displays that the sk98lin ethernet is not being detected.
The sk98lin ethernet should be detected.
This problem is observed on all 2.6.17 kernels, but not on earlier kernels,
e.g., all 2.6.16 kernels work just fine. The problem is also observed on FC4
with the 2.6.17 kernels.
Use skge or sky2 instead of sk98lin. Sk98lin is not coming back.
Indeed. sk98lin had a number of problems, and was effectively abandoned upstream
by its authors. Change your /etc/modprobe.conf accordingly to use sky2 or skge,
and rebuild your initrd.