6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2012 3:08 PM by 942942

    problem nic  marvell yukon 88e8042

    901296
      hi, sorry for my bad english
      i've installed solaris 11 on laptop hp 6730s, it's work fine, i've only problem on nic marvell yukon 88e8042. The original driver instaled from live cd is SUNWyge, and when I look with driver manager is in state UKN.
      anyone has configured nic fast ethernet marvell yukon 88e8042?

      thanks
      Luca
        • 1. Re: problem nic  marvell yukon 88e8042
          901296
          i find that the NIC isn't supported, the answer is if anyone has find a workaround for this type of nic

          Luca
          • 2. Re: problem nic  marvell yukon 88e8042
            898293 wrote:
            ... anyone has find a workaround for this type of nic?
            Buy a supported NIC and use that one instead, else install the OS to a computer that has compatible hardware.
            Here is the Solars Hardware Compaztibility List (HCL):
            http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html

            If you are experimenting with an OS that is new-to-you, it is usually so much easier to use a desktop instead of a laptop.
            Hardware components can be swapped in and out if frustrations show up.
            Once you are comfortable with whatever that new OS might be, you can then decide where you will permanently install it.
            • 3. Re: problem nic  marvell yukon 88e8042
              902267
              you can always go to marvell and download the correct driver.
              let us know how it goes as i am having trouble attaching nic, whiclt it was fine inder openindiana
              • 4. Re: problem nic  marvell yukon 88e8042
                942942
                I tried the Yukon driver from the Marvell driver page, but had also that error when attaching the driver. I also wrote a request to Marvell to fix that problem on Solaris 11. Hope they will fix it soon. Any workaround that works?
                • 5. Re: problem nic  marvell yukon 88e8042
                  942942
                  Today I received the answer of my support request. Marvell send me a link to a developer homepage with NIC drivers that are supported by Solaris 11:

                  http://homepage2.nifty.com/mrym3/taiyodo/eng/

                  But on this page I can only find a driver for the...

                  Marvell 88E8053
                  Marvell 88E8058

                  ..chips. Perhaps this one will work in your laptop as well. I will need to test it soon.

                  Link to the download of myk driver:

                  http://homepage2.nifty.com/mrym3/taiyodo/myk-2.6.10.tar.gz

                  btw.. you could also try this:

                  pkg install pkg:/driver/network/ethernet/yge

                  This is the original Yukon 2 driver. I'm not sure if your chip is a Yukon or Yukon 2 model. Feedback would be great!

                  Edited by: 939939 on 26.06.2012 13:13
                  • 6. Re: problem nic  marvell yukon 88e8042
                    942942
                    Hey again,

                    I just tested the myk driver and it works perfectly smooth with my 88E8039 and also posted a HowTo on my blog:

                    http://csz-online.de/wordpress/2012/06/27/marvell-yukon2-ethernet-on-solaris-11-myk/

                    Greetings!