Wednesday, December 14, 2005

SiS Ethernet 0190 [sis190] patch, try 2

SiS Ethernet 0190 [sis190] patch, try 2

Supported (tested) kernels:

On original Fedora kernel the module for SiS Ethernet controller model 190/191 hang the system.

bug 175807

0. You need to disable network and reboot, to avoid system hang:

chkconfig --level 345 network off

1. Get and install the kernel source that applies:

2. Unpack the kernel:

cd /usr/src/redhat/SPEC
rpmbuild -bp --target=i686 kernel-2.6.spec

2. Get the SiS driver for Linux
To take the driver by yourself go to SiS download center and chose:
Network Driver -> SiS190 Gigabit & SiS191 LAN -> Linux -> GO
Than proceed to the download of "SiS190 / SiS191 Gigabit LAN / LAN driver for Linux kernal 2.6.9 or later."

3. Extract the file [sis190.c] and put it on the right place:

tar -vxzf sis190191_linux.tar.gz # file from SiS
cp sis190_20041220/sis190.c /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.14/linux-2.6.14/drivers/net/

4. Prepare the kernel to compile the modules:

cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.14/linux-2.6.14/
cp /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/kernel-2.6.14-i686.config .config # for normal i686
# cp /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/kernel-2.6.14-i686-smp.config .config # for i686 SMP

5. Compile the modules and copy override the old driver

cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.14/linux-2.6.14/
make modules
cp /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.14/linux-2.6.14/drivers/net/sis190.ko /lib/modules/2.6.14-1.1644_FC4/kernel/drivers/net/sis190.ko # for normal i686
depmode -eaF /boot/ 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4 # for normal i686
#cp /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.14/linux-2.6.14/drivers/net/sis190.ko /lib/modules/2.6.14-1.1644_FC4smp/kernel/drivers/net/sis190.ko # for i686 SMP
#depmode -eaF /boot/ 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4smp # for i686 SMP

6. Reenable the network and reboot

chkconfig --level 345 network on
shutdown -r now

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