|Summary:||NIC fails to initialize using sk98lin driver|
|Product:||Drivers||Reporter:||Ryan Showalter (ryanshow)|
|Component:||Network||Assignee:||Stephen Hemminger (stephen)|
Description Ryan Showalter 2005-07-12 17:55:54 UTC
Distribution: Kernel 184.108.40.206 running in x86_64 mode Hardware Environment: On-board LAN Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro nForce3 Software Environment: Problem Description: The on-board ethernet controller is recognized by the sk98lin driver, however, the driver fails to initialize the ethernet port (link does not occur). It worked fine in kernel 2.6.11. Dmesg reports no trace of errors and reports that the driver has sucessfully loaded and even ifconfig seems to think that everything is fine. However, it does not send or recieve any packets, and the LEDs inside the port never turn on. eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:61:71:5E:2B BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) Interrupt:185 Memory:ed040000-0 Steps to reproduce: Boot kernel 220.127.116.11 ; modprobe sk98lin
Comment 1 Stephan Huiser 2005-08-14 15:00:15 UTC
Same problem here. kernel-version: 2.6.13-rc5 lspci: 0000:00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (rev 12) module: sk98lin / skge
Comment 2 Stephen Hemminger 2006-01-18 11:28:24 UTC
There are two drivers with same PCI table. Please do: ethtool -i eth0 to see which one is using the card.
Comment 3 Stephen Hemminger 2006-04-11 09:49:04 UTC
How much memory is present? There is a bug with 4G or more of memory.
Comment 4 Stephen Hemminger 2006-04-25 14:25:19 UTC
Looks like administration confusion when sk98lin and skge are both loaded at the same time. This is an administration problem best solved by blacklisting one of the modules using the modutils. I suggest adding the following to modprobe.conf blacklist sk98lin and using the newer supported skge driver.