Re: Anyone tried the ASUS A8V-E Deluxe?
Ryan Senior wrote:
Thank you for the tip. I can now confirm that the A8V-E Deluxe onboard
NIC will function with kernel versions up to 2.6.9 but not with 2.6.10
or .11. After I set up 2.6.9, I ran the install.sh script that came with
the driver from syskonnect.com and generated a patch, which I applied on
the kernel sources. The other installation options (expert and user) did
not work. I tried all of the install options on 2.6.11, 2.6.10 and
2.6.9, and only 2.6.9 worked.
On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 18:11 +0200, Kyuu Eturautti wrote:
Wesley J Landaker wrote:
Yes, I figured as much, but as I also noted, it doesn't work either.
On Friday, 04 March 2005 21:07, Kyuu Eturautti wrote:
The sk98lin driver in the kernel doesn't work with this motherboard.
Instead, you must use the one from:
Alois Zoitl wrote:
i got this htin g yesterday and I'm not to glad about it because I
can not get the network running.
As far as I found out it uses also the sk98lin driver.
But the standard driver that comes along with the debian amd 64 cd
fails the installation.
After using an additional card I was able to upgrade to the gcc-3.4
tree. And after installing
the 2.6.9-9 kernel I could load the sk98lin module with modconf.
But I don't think its working.
I've hit the same problem on the same board. Running a freshly
installed pure64 sarge.
- the driver on the DFS cd states No adapter found
- the driver in 2.6.11 from ftp.kernel.org doesn't do anything -
modprobe sk98lin doesn't report anything on the console or dmesg.
modules are working, as I can load the 3c59x module without problems
for a temporary alternate nic
(The module is GPL'd, and AFAICT is the same driver as what is in the
kernel, except MUCH MUCH newer... so who knows why it isn't in the main
- the latest driver from syskonnect.com fails during "Compile the
kernel" when running install.sh, either expert or user mode. The
install.log contains these errors:
-- In function 'sk98lin_resume';
-- error: too many arguments to funcion 'pci_restore_state'
-- a similar error for sk98lin_resume and function pci_save_state
If needed, I can provide more details.
I ran into these same problems when trying to install Sarge on my Asus
A8V and created a bug report
(http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=292445). To get
around it, I downloaded an install disc from a couple of months ago. I
don't remember which exact one. The bug must have been introduced in a
later version of the kernel, because I was then able to get the network
card to work so that I could install the OS. Then after the OS was
installed, I upgraded to the latest kernel and everything worked fine.
It seems I'm stuck with 2.6.9 for this particular motherboard. A newer
linux driver is clearly needed from syskonnect / marvell. The nature of
the errors (functions pci_save_state and pci_restore_state) might
indicate functionality added in 2.6.10. I wouldn't know, I'm not a coder.
I hate saying it, but every time I buy an Asus motherboard, I face a lot
of problems. It's happened now seven times in a row...twice this week
alone. I guess this is what can be called human-hardware incompatibility.