Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] Re: Call for future requests for 2008.0
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 20:12:40
In Reply to: [gentoo-releng] Re: Call for future requests for 2008.0 by Ryan Fantus
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 > 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. -- Andrew Gaffney Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator -- gentoo-releng@l.g.o mailing list