Created attachment 408932 [details]
patch to sky2 driver to support Marvell 88E8059 NIC
Description of problem:
Many recent laptops and netbooks use the Marvel Yukon 88E8059 NIC, but the 2.6.32 kernel does not support it. As a result, the ethernet port is not detected and is not usable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot Fedora 12 on a system using the 88E8059, such as an HP Mini 5102, or a Sony Vaio VPCEB series laptop
2. observe that the ethernet port is not detected
ethernet port not detected
ethernet port detected
PCI ID of the chip is vendor 0x11ab, device 0x4381
Support has been added to the sky2 driver in kernel 2.6.33, but should be backported to 2.6.32 (unless the 2.6.33 kernel is pushed for Fedora 12). This corresponds to Debian bug 571526 and Ubuntu bug 543314:
The Ubuntu bug report includes a kernel patch to backport the support to 2.6.32. I have attached a trivial edit of that patch which I have verified will build cleanly in the Fedora 188.8.131.52 RPM, and works on a Sony Vaio VPCEB17FX.
I've verified that kernel-184.108.40.206-141.fc12.x86_64 supports the Yukon-2 Optima chip, and works properly on my Vaio.