[Bug 62206] Re: Marvell 88E8056 gigabyte LAN interface on asus p5b doesn't work

Marcin Antczak marcin.antczak at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 08:31:29 UTC 2006

Well, I totally disagree with you that I should build the vendor's
driver. I really don't want to do this. I just want this to work out of
the box. And if it doesn't then I consider this a bug.

IMHO there should be some package with this driver as external module
(just like drivers for nvidia graphics cards or ati) and ubuntu should
be able to install this package if it is required or at last should give
an ability to install this driver manually and run hardware in easy way.

If Marvell is so nice and provides drivers for it's hardware and these
drivers are on GPL!!! then come on - grab them and use them!

I very often can hear that linux users and developers complains that
these ugly vendors don't want to provide drivers or provide these
drivers in binary and restricted formats/licenses. Marvell is really
nice exception so please someone prepare package with driver or patch
kernel and provide package. I would like to do this myself but currenlty
I don't have skills to prepare such package.

** Changed in: linux-source-2.6.17 (Ubuntu)
       Status: Unconfirmed => Confirmed

Marvell 88E8056 gigabyte LAN interface on asus p5b doesn't work

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