Drivers for linux (kubuntu 8.10)

By DjKraid
Feb 9, 2009
  1. I just can't find the linux drivers for my integrated ethernet card...I have a "aBit A-S78H" mobo...and the ethernetcard is "Marvell Yukon 88E8056"...

    I have tried to run the setup with wine from the original cd...I have searched google for both marvell and abit, but on marvells pages i can't even find the card that i have and on abits sites i can only find windows drivers...

    plz help
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Send us all the digits off the largest chip on the Marvell Yukon... and any other information that could be relevant... info embossed on the card, etc. Once we determine the chip line, we can usually figger out the drivers that will work.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    After putting in 88E8056, I found some drivers for Linux shown

    Found these steps too ;)

    1. download from marvell site

    2. untar install_v10.20.3.3.tar.bz2 to /usr/src/

    3. read the README and install opensuse 10.1 kernel source before doing this.

    4. run the DriverInstall/

    5. select option "patch generation mode"

    6. perform the following command
    # cd /usr/src/linux
    # cat /patch-location/sk98lin__vX.XX_a_b_c_patch | patch -p1

    7. make menuconfig

    8. make dep; make clean bzImage; make modules; make modules_install; make install

    9. restart the system

    10. dmesg | grep sk98lin would result:
    sk98lin: Network Device Driver v10.20.3.3

    11. ls /proc/net/sk98lin, would result:

    12. setup ip address using your favourite way, i'm testing with ip addr add dev eth0 and it works well.


    Here's the Windows driver for that network card
    Just in case this thread comes up through search
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