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Old 08-06-2008, 07:43 PM
Antonio Diaz
 
Default dhclient: no offers

Hi,

My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530. Its network card is a "Marvell Yukon
88E8040". According to the "lspci" command, the system seems to be
detecting successfully the network card:


[
Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast
Ethernet Controller (rev 12)"

]

In accordance with other people who also have the same laptop, the
driver which should be used is the "sky2" (SysKonnect Yukon2). I
compiled it into the kernel and the "dmesg" command shows that it's
being loaded successfully.


[
sky2 eth0: addr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
sky2 eth0: enabling interface
sky2 eth0: Link is up at 10 Mbps, half duplex, flow control none
]

May be I should test the driver "sk98lin". It's the driver which you
can download from the Marvell homepage. At this point I've a little
question: Should I compile again the kernel and set the sky2 as a module
in order to be able to use the "sk98lin" driver?


In any case, this morning my network card got an IP from the DHCP
server. The first time it got the IP immediately. Later I had to turn
off my computer and when I switched it on again I had to attempt it
three times (run three times the dhclient). I really don't know whether
it's normal or not. Maybe it's has to do with the broadcast packages. I
can't remember well but I read a log message which requested me to read
about it.


Anyhow, *a lot of thanks* for your replies.

Antegallya escribió:

Hi,


Mind saying what module, exactly and where you got it from?


Sorry, I have a broadcom 4311 rev 1 and from an old install I was
using the ndiswrapper module, I've switched to b43 from the debian/
testing repository (I'm gently switching from unstable to testing).


Antonio Diaz,
Maybe could you give us your card's name with lspci ?

Regards









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Old 08-06-2008, 08:56 PM
Antegallya
 
Default dhclient: no offers

Hello,

> * *In accordance with other people who also have the same laptop, the
> driver which should be used is the "sky2" (SysKonnect Yukon2).

I had the same problem as I said and other people also recommended the
ndiswrapper module for my computer and I didn't find why it don't work
even through different installs.

> * *May be I should test the driver "sk98lin". It's the driver which you
> can download from the Marvell homepage. At this point I've a little
> question: Should I compile again the kernel and set the sky2 as a module
> in order to be able to use the "sk98lin" driver?

It's a good idea. Unfortunately you will certainly need to recompile
your kernel (as far as I'm aware, you 'will need').

Regards


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