Friday, May 26, 2006

Network card stopped working after upgrade from OpenSuSE 10.0 to 10.1

Last night I decided to update my desktop machine to SuSE 10.1. Update process crashed once during uninstallation of packages but second run was successful. Almost, when I checked in the morning it could not get updates from internet. It looks like there are problems with NIC card. I rebooted and I did not have network device. Weird, cause it has been working for months without problems.
Bug
My machine is Shuttle SN95G5 with nForce3 chipset and Marvell 8001 Gigabit Ethernet adapter. After upgrade it tries to load sk98lin module (SysKonnect???) and it fails with following message: "Csk98lin: Could not read VPD data. sk98lin: probe of ... failed with error -5"