Distribution: Kernel 18.104.22.168 running in x86_64 mode
Hardware Environment: On-board LAN Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro nForce3
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
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Steps to reproduce: Boot kernel 22.214.171.124 ; modprobe sk98lin
Same problem here.
0000:00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Yukon Gigabit
Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (rev 12)
sk98lin / skge
There are two drivers with same PCI table.
ethtool -i eth0
to see which one is using the card.
How much memory is present? There is a bug with 4G or more of memory.
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
and using the newer supported skge driver.