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I'm running a 2.6.10 kernel on this motherboard but it will not recognize the onboard VT8237 Ethernet controller. I load the via-rhine module but it only shows a version id ...
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    Abit KV-80 / VIA VT8237 LAN not Recognized


    I'm running a 2.6.10 kernel on this motherboard but it will not recognize the onboard VT8237 Ethernet controller. I load the via-rhine module but it only shows a version id string in the system log. According to the module source code it's supposed to know about the VT8237 but doesn't. I get something like:

    00.0e.0 Ethernet Controller Via... Unknown device 3119 (rev 11)

    Any ideas?
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    My MoBo is a Asus K8V SE Deluxe (VIA K8T900 / VIA VT8237) and the NIC uses the sk98lin driver, you have to choices, either compile it directly in to you kernel or compile it as a module and modprobe it (the alter will let you test without rebooting, but the first is a better permanent solution).
    Select the network card driver named "Marvell Yukon Chipset / SysKonnect SK-98xx Support" in the kernel config to build this driver.

    Here's the 'help' text for it:
    cat /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/Kconfig | grep SK98LIN -A 77 | less

    [edit]btw, you'll find it under "Network device support"->"Ethernet(1000Mbit)"[/edit]
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    go it.

    We were using the VIA_RHINE driver. That is for 10/100 Mbit devices. Ours was a 1000Mbit device. We got it running. now. Thanks.

    We had to use theVIA velocity driver.
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