I have been experiencing a NIC related issue, so I installed a driver from the manufacturer and blacklisted the original driver included in the kernel.

System: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit
Motherboard: ASUS P5B-E Plus
NIC Chipset: Marvell Yukon 88E8056
Original Driver in the kernel: sky2
New Driver from the Manufacturer: http://www.marvell.com/support/downl...nB!2084298837#

However, after the installation, the original driver (sky2) is still loaded at boot. How can I avoid sky2 driver loaded on boot?

I blacklisted the sky2 driver by adding the following line in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.
blacklist sky2