first of all: yes i used the search funtion, but i didn't find a solution to my problem.
It seems a lot of people are having problems with the Fedora Distribution and the Yukon 88E8053 .
I tried a lot of distributions already: Ubutun (hoary and warty), Mepis Linux, Suse 9.2 ... none of them found the card, Suse 9.2 even refused to install at all.
I tried Mandrake 10.2 (mandriva LE 2005) and Suse 9.3 as well, both of them find the card without a problem, Suse 9.3 even detects my WLAN card (netgear wg511t) straight away...unfortunately it can't connect to the internet with either of those devices.
When I manually restarted my network with /etc/init.d/network restart it says that eth0 (which happens to be the 88E8053 Yukon Card) can't get an IP address via DHCP and is now waiting. Giving the device a fixed IP won't help either. I get no connection to the internet, although my Router even recognizes that the cable is plugged into my laptop.
With Mandriva I could get a connection, but I can't stand Mandriva to be honest.
Anyways, I am a student and we are now using Fedora in some of our classes (networking etc.) so I wanted to install the newest version on my laptop. I thought since it has the same kernel (or even a newer one) as Mandriva and Suse 9.3, there shouldn't be a problem.
But I was wrong. Fedora won't find my network card. I looked into the installation guide on the Fedora website (http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora...-guide-en/fc4/
) and there should be a step during the installation that configures the network devices... well i don't even get that step.
7. Boot Loader
7.1. Keeping Your Existing Boot Loader Settings
7.2. Booting Additional Operating Systems
7.3. Setting a Boot Loader Password
7.4. Advanced Boot loader Options
8. Network Configuration
8.1. Network Devices
8.2. Computer Hostname
8.3. Miscellaneous Settings
9. Security Configuration
Step 8 is completely missing.
In addition to that I have to enter the Interactive Boot mode after the installation to disable the pcmcia , otherwise the system locks up. (Any solutions to that? Other than disabling the pcmcia each time or permanently?)
Anyways, here is my main problem. When Fedora finally boots up and I log in as root I still don't see my network adapter. It just doesn't show up.
Now I googled a lot cause I had this problem with other distributions as well (see above) and tried the usual commands:
ifconfig -a : only shows lo und sit0 (firewire?)
ifconfig eth0 : device not found
ifconfig eth0 up : device not found
modprobe sk98lin: no feedback at all
lsmod : shows the sk98lin loaded then
ifconfig eth0 up : device still not found
lspci : 02:00.0 Ethernet Controller: Marvel Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
dmesg : too long to type, is there anything important that you would need ?
I tried to install the newest sk98lin drivers from the skyconnect page. I managed to create the patch file, I managed to get around the "error" message when the installation routine compares the GCC Kernel Versions (export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=1) and I even managed to create a soft copy of the kernel headers to /usr/src/linux but the installation routine stalls with this message:
Execute: make oldconfig(done) ---ok
diff: /usr/src/linux/.config File or Directory not found
Check kernel header version (Kernel: 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 == Header 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4) ---ok
Check kernel functions(Changed: nothing) ---ok
Compile the kernel (error) ---failed
An error has occured during the compile process which prevented the installation from
Take a look at the log file install.log fore more informations.
Installation of sk98lin driver module failed.
So I looked into the logfile and everything is fine until the very end:
+++Compile the driver
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-i686/kernel
make: *** No rule to create "modules". End
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-i686/kernel
Can anyone help me out? I am very sorry for the rather lengthy post but I wanted to put as much detail into the post as possible... this is driving me nuts! Please, someone help me out! I don't wanna go back to Suse or Mandriva or even Windows!