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#1 2012-08-14 11:21:42

FrostFire
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Registered: 2012-08-14
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Ethernet controller: Marvell 88E8001 problem

Ok first of all I wanted to tell that I love arch linux it was (and probably still is) my fav distro wich just suits me so I am desperate to make it work.
The problem is, on every other distro my lan connection and dhcp just works out of the box but on Arch Linux live i had to use my crappy wlan to just install base system. This is really dissapointing because I could install any other working distro but it won't be Arch... So i think that the kernel module might be buggy...
So here is "lspci" log (it's from fedora 17 live cd but i am sure that on arch live it is the same)

02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)

so i did a "dmesg | grep skge" on my system and got this

[    3.179385] skge: 1.14 addr 0xfbffc000 irq 22 chip Yukon-Lite rev 9
[    3.179805] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: addr 00:13:d4:f4:1a:37
[   10.193003] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: enabling interface
[   12.084984] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex, flow control both
[   17.282731] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: disabling interface
[   17.285175] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: enabling interface
[   17.356803] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: disabling interface
[   17.358694] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: enabling interface
[   19.063863] skge 0000:02:05.0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex, flow control both

last five lines repeat all the time so it looks like system cant just force itsef to accept that the freaking cable is connected -.-'
I tried to use netcfg to configure the lan connection and i got the same results on the other hand the wlan connection works like magic but it is unreilable because it disconnects a lot (7 year old pci card so yeah... it is quite crappy) Can you help me? sad Please i don't want to swich distros...

oh yeah I use the 64bit version

Last edited by FrostFire (2012-08-14 11:24:35)

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#2 2012-10-09 21:01:50

Flydiverny
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Registered: 2012-10-09
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Re: Ethernet controller: Marvell 88E8001 problem

I have the same issue with the same controller when running the Arch LiveCD (2012.10.06). Previously been using Arch just fine, but broke something by not updating regularly enough (was away and then I moved lalala), and couldn't be arsed fixing it, so here I am, reinstalling... durppp

Any ideas?

Only difference in the log posted above

[    5.091578] skge 0000:00:0a.0: >PCI: Disallowing DAC for device
[    5.091612] skge: 1.14 addr 0xfce00000 irq 17 chip Yukon-Lite rev 7

and the mac addr obviously.

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#3 2012-10-10 09:44:19

koyote
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From: spain
Registered: 2012-10-10
Posts: 27

Re: Ethernet controller: Marvell 88E8001 problem

I have same issue but with atheros ethernet integrated.

[ 8794.143669] ATL1E 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: NIC Link is Down
[ 8797.910466] ATL1E 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: NIC Link is Up <100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 8799.177424] ATL1E 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: NIC Link is Down
[ 8801.261762] ATL1E 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: NIC Link is Up <100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 8814.266713] ATL1E 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: NIC Link is Down
[ 8815.952622] ATL1E 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: NIC Link is Up <100 Mbps Full Duplex>
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet (rev b0)

Downgrading linux kernel 3.5.6 > 3.5.5 seems to resolve. I need to test more.

EDIT: well, I tested more and the problem is my router, disconnect ethernet for milisec, not arch or kernel problem, sorry.

Last edited by koyote (2012-10-10 12:14:07)


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