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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Call for future requests for 2008.0
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 14:12:31 -0600
Ryan Fantus wrote:
> It would be nice to see some of Apple's new intel hardware covered on
> an installation LiveCD.  The one thing I'm referring to is the
> following.  I'll just C/P from
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Apple_MacBook to show you what I'm
> talking about.  It's on the newer MacBooks, the ones manufactured
> after Nov 2007.  There is a networking problem that causes one to have
> to install via a Ubuntu livecd, which is definately not a preferred
> installation method.  It is as follows:
> 
> Only on NEW Macbooks manufactured after Nov 2007
> The newer Models include a Marvell Network Controller that seems to be
> not supported by the Kernel. (See lspci section for more info) Goto
> [1], download the driver and follow the README to get it working.
> Note: Support for the network card has been added in the 2.6.23-R3
> Kernel. Just build 'SysKonnect Yukon2' into the kernel and all is
> well.
> 
> It is not possible to install to a MacBook with the Minimal CD, which
> would be preferred.  Thanks.

File a bug requesting that this driver be enabled in the kernel (if the kernel 
we use it new enough) along with the name of CONFIG_* option for it.

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Andrew Gaffney                                 http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer             Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator
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