Marvell Yukon Driver for Hp notebook??

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Mar 29 19:05:21 UTC 2010

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, Kaya Saman wrote:
> On 03/29/2010 07:20 AM, Kaya Saman wrote:
>> Thanks for the response Warren!!
>>> Does the card show up in ifconfig?
>> No.
>>> If not, do a 'pciconf -lv' to find out which particular hardware you have.
>> pciconf -lv says
>> Vendor: Marvell Semiconductor (Was Galileo Technology LTD)
>> Class: Network
>> Subclass: Ethernet

[please don't top-post, it makes responding more work]

What is needed is the line just before the Vendor, with the card and 
chip IDs.  Then compare it against the list of cards the FreeBSD msk 
driver supports:

> Well.... I managed to go to Marvell and get the FreeBSD 7.0 x64 driver and 
> use my USB key to get the driver into the machine:

Wait, the (binary|proprietary?) driver for FreeBSD 7.0 is almost 
certainly not going to work on FreeBSD 8.0.

> I then installed it using the instructions provided in the README.txt file 
> and now I can't even boot BSD any more :-(
> I get total kernel panic with a complete system lockup.
> I'm not sure if I will be able to recover from this or if I will need a total 
> re-install but so far BSD seems completely hosed on my machine :-(

You may be able to unload that kernel module before booting.  If it's a 
kernel module; don't know.  The one Marvell card I have in a notebook is 
supported by the open FreeBSD msk driver thanks to Pyun YongHyeon.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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