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  1. #11
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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Thanks very much, I did it.

    Are you satisfied with stability of this driver? I tried copying few larger files from my other machine and I had an error in transfer after a while:
    Code:
    rite failed: Broken pipe
    lost connection
    Are you experiencing the same problem?

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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Nope, it's steady as a rock here.

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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Odur View Post
    Nope, it's steady as a rock here.
    Ok, glad to here that. Thanks again.

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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Refreshing thread.
    My question is - why there is no sk89lin driver in the Ubuntu 9.10 nor 10.04 ? This driver is needed by Marvell Yukon cards ex. the one present in my Sony Vaio - Marvell Yukon 88E8059 Gigabit Ethernet. Driver exists and works stable so I don't understand why force people to compile it on their own and do some kernel hacks for the successful compilation. Are there any plans to support this cards in Ubuntu ?

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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Quote Originally Posted by ultiva View Post
    Refreshing thread.
    My question is - why there is no sk89lin driver in the Ubuntu 9.10 nor 10.04 ? This driver is needed by Marvell Yukon cards ex. the one present in my Sony Vaio - Marvell Yukon 88E8059 Gigabit Ethernet. Driver exists and works stable so I don't understand why force people to compile it on their own and do some kernel hacks for the successful compilation. Are there any plans to support this cards in Ubuntu ?
    I'm not sure why is that. I also have Alfa AWUS036H wireless card that used to work on some kernels with patching and now it doesn't. That seems absurd but obliviously the kernel organization teams need better organization. It's a huge problem if you ask me.

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    Unhappy Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    This post may be a bit off topic. I'm using eBox (based on ubuntu 8.04) on my firewall machine and trying to install sk98lin for marvell's 8057 integrated card.
    And here is the problem. eBox doesn't have any means of compiling whatsoever, no gcc or g++ . And since ebox is anyway meant only for firewalling purposes, I'm not too keen on installing gcc etc on my machine.
    Is it possible that I can compile sk98lin on another ubuntu 8.04 machine and then copy and load the drivers on my ebox machine?

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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Odur View Post
    I've successfully compiled the sk98lin on Kubuntu 9.10 by doing this little modification to the installation script.

    Open the file "functions" and replace all occurrences of

    After this the ./install.sh runs without problem and the driver module compiles smoothly.

    Just remember to run it with bash
    sudo bash ./install.sh

    Good luck.
    worked for me .. cli step by step:

    goto http://www.marvell.com/support.html and get the latest linux 2.6 fedora driver and
    Code:
    tar jxvvf install_vXXXX.tar.bz2
    cd DriverInstall/
    sed -i 's/\/source/\/build/g' functions
    sed -i 's/\/bin\/sh/\/bin\/bash/g' install.sh
    sudo ./install.sh
    choose :
    1) installation
    Y to "Do you want proceed?"
    anykey
    1) Do nothing

    Code:
    sudo rmmod sky2&&sleep 10&&sudo modprobe sk98lin
    sudo echo "blacklist sky2" /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-sky2.conf
    sudo update-initramfs -u

  8. #18
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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Quote Originally Posted by wipmonkey View Post
    Code:
    sudo echo "blacklist sky2" /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-sky2.conf
    Thanks a lot. But this line of code does not function. I created and edited that file manually.

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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Quote Originally Posted by flybytay View Post
    Thanks a lot. But this line of code does not function. I created and edited that file manually.
    Aside from that error, the previous post to yours is missing a few steps that less experienced users may appreciate. Note that you have to have a compiler and the proper linux headers for your system installed. This all assumes that all admin has been done the "Debian Way", or the Ubuntu Way.

    Get the driver from Marvell as per two posts up... then:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-"`uname -r`" gcc
    tar jxvvf install_vXXXX.tar.bz2
    cd DriverInstall/
    sed -i 's/\/source/\/build/g' functions
    sed -i 's/\/bin\/sh/\/bin\/bash/g' install.sh
    sudo ./install.sh
    Then,

    Code:
    sudo echo "blacklist sky2" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-sky2.conf
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    sudo reboot
    Then check to see if it loaded:

    Code:
    dmesg | cat /var/log/dmesg | grep eth0
    If you see "sky2", it didn't work

  10. #20
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    Re: Installing sk98lin driver

    Marvell has released a new version about a month ago. With this release it's not necessary to edit "functions".

    Just download, untar and do:
    Code:
    sudo bash ./install.sh
    (choose install)
    sudo echo "blacklist sky2" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-sky2.conf
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    sudo reboot
    The last three steps is not necessary if the driver is being update.

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