Got me a new laptop

Got me a new laptop two weeks ago - spiffy new Dell XPSM1530, dual core Intel T7500 cpu, 4gb ram, 320Gb sata disk, the ultrabright 1680x1050 screen, Intel 4965abg wireless, builtin webcam. Very nice.

Except that the builtin wired nic is a Marvell Yukon FE+. Not supported by skge, or yukonx from Marvell and while there's a patch for FreeBSD, it hasn't been ported or integrated into the myk driver that Masa Murayama wrote.

I logged 6660771 need GLDv3 driver support for Marvell Yukon FE+ in Solaris but it's not resolved yet.

Note for the unwary: when I tried the skge and yukonx drivers, I got system panics:


update_drv -v -a -i ' "pci11ab,22e" ' [skge|yukonx]

which results in a message like this:


ERROR: yukonx0: SkGeHwInnit: Currently not supported!

So being the Bright, Resourceful, Usually Correct and Exact person that I am, I emailed Masa directly asking for help.

A number of myk test iterations later and I've now got a working myk driver. Not totally sure when he's going to post the updated version to his website, but the version I've found success with is 2.6.0t9 - it's still missing a few things but it seems to be able to give me 11.mumble Mbyte/sec over my 100Mbit/sec switch to blinder (u40m2) - pretty good indeed.

I also needed to install the Opensound drivers but once PSARC/2008/043 is integrated I don't think that'll be necessary.

Now I can go off to the Sun TechDays conference next week with all the bits working together.

Thankyou Masa - you're a champ!

Comments:

Yes, he is awesome. We're really lucky to have people like Murayama-san in our community.

Posted by UX-admin on February 26, 2008 at 09:47 PM EST #

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