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Re: [opensuse-factory] Hardware Support: Marvell 88E8056
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 09:18:12 -0700
  • Message-id: <200610150918.12227.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Hello again,

A follow-up to this:

On Sunday 15 October 2006 08:08, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone help me activate the Marvel 88E8056 gigabit Ethernet
> controller on my system? It does not seem to be recognized:
> Here are two pertinent entries of "lspci" output:

% lspci |egrep -i ethernet
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 4364 (rev 12)
05:04.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)

By poking around <> I discovered a very simple
change to sky2.c in Linux kernel 2.6.19 (-rc2) that enables support for
the 88E8056 as it is identified in current Asus P5B mainboards (and,
probably, others, as well):


The diff from this page is:

--- drivers/net/sky2.c
+++ drivers/net/sky2.c
@@ -121,6 +121,7 @@ static const struct pci_device_id sky2_i
{ 0 }

It seems this change will allow this Ethernet controller to be activated.

I'm uncertain about how openSUSE works. Should I file a bug report to
get this change back-ported to the kernel being used by openSUSE for
10.2? Or is kernel 2.6.19 the ultimate version for 10.2? And if so, will
this change be present no later than the final release of 10.2?

Randall Schulz
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