[CentOS] 5.2 driver for Marvell Yukon 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet controller

Philip Manuel phil at zomojo.com
Wed Dec 10 05:24:52 UTC 2008


This is handled by the sky driver I believe although support for it was 
removed recently.


Kurt Hansen wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm trying to install CentOS 5.2 on an HP 6730s notebook.
>
> All's going well except for one little item -- the networking. Never 
> thought I'd have trouble with an Ethernet adapter, so I didn't even 
> check before buying this machine; it was cheap.
>
> The adapter is a Marvell Yukon 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet controller. I 
> can't find a Linux driver for it except one that appears to require me 
> to recompile a custom kernel. I find it on the Marvell website:
>
> http://www.marvell.com/drivers/search.do
>
> It looks like I'll have to recompile the kernel to get this installed. 
> Having read the warnings on the CentOS Wiki, I figured I should ask 
> before building my own kernel for the first time.
>
> Do I have other options?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Kurt Hansen
> khansen at charityweb.net
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