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This applies to all Marvell Yukon2 Gigabit network adapters.


Basic Setup

Kernel Setup

Linux Kernel Configuration:
Device Drivers  --->
    [*] Network device support  --->
        --- Network device support
        [*]   Ethernet (1000 Mbit)  --->
            --- Ethernet (1000 Mbit)
            <*>   SysKonnect Yukon2 support

Software Setup

Follow this guide.


If the sky2 module is working, but with intollerably poor transfer rates then try disabling the following in your kernel:
Linux Kernel Configuration:
Processor type and features  --->
    [ ] Local APIC support on uniprocessors
    [ ]   IO-APIC support on uniprocessors
append noapic to the kernel line of your boot manger config, e.g. /boot/grub/grub.conf:
File: /boot/grub/grub.conf
 kernel other_kernel_options noapic


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