Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO E5615: nge nfo nvidia Xorg audiohd oss - Solaris

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  1. Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO E5615: nge nfo nvidia Xorg audiohd oss

    Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO E5615 Solaris 10 6/06 installation report.

    I have been mostly successfull installing Solaris 10 6/06 on this AMD
    Athlon 64 3500+ AM2 Nvidia C51PV based system with 512MB of RAM.

    Solaris installed from the DVD with all BIOS settings set as shipped
    (F12 can be used to boot from the DVD).

    Three problems were apparent when installing the software and
    afterwards:

    1) The on-board NIC was not recognised.
    2) There was no cusror in Xorg.
    3) The on-board audio was not recognised.

    These are discussed below.

    The sytem is usable but tends to 'freeze' for a fraction of a second
    every few seconds when using Firefox to browse the Internet.

    I am contemplating increasing the memory to 1GB, adding an Nvidia
    Quadro NVS 285 PCIe x16 graphics card and a SysKonnect SK-9E21D PCIe x1
    NIC to fix the problems although the graphics card and NIC would be
    overkill for what I wan't to do (cheap, supported, low profile devices
    seem hard to find).

    1) The on-board NIC was not recognised.

    Using update_drv to add a device alias entry for the nge driver did not
    work: the interface kept on going up and down:

    Sep 29 15:32:03 ock pcplusmp: [ID 637496 kern.info] pcplusmp:
    pci10de,268.1734.10c6 (nge) instance 0 vector 0x14 ioapic 0x1 intin
    0x14 is bound to cpu 0
    Sep 29 15:32:03 ock mac: [ID 543131 kern.info] NOTICE: nge0/0
    registered
    Sep 29 15:34:44 ock nge: [ID 742679 kern.notice] NOTICE: nge0: link
    down
    Sep 29 15:34:46 ock nge: [ID 742679 kern.notice] NOTICE: nge0: link
    100Mbps Full-Duplex up
    Sep 29 15:36:08 ock nge: [ID 742679 kern.notice] NOTICE: nge0: link
    down
    Sep 29 15:36:08 ock in.routed[152]: [ID 238047 daemon.warning]
    interface nge0 to 192.168.1.7 turned off
    Sep 29 15:36:10 ock nge: [ID 742679 kern.notice] NOTICE: nge0: link
    100Mbps Full-Duplex up
    Sep 29 15:36:10 ock in.routed[152]: [ID 300549 daemon.warning]
    interface nge0 to 192.168.1.7 restored
    Sep 29 15:36:23 ock nge: [ID 742679 kern.notice] NOTICE: nge0: link
    down
    Sep 29 15:36:23 ock in.routed[152]: [ID 238047 daemon.warning]
    interface nge0 to 192.168.1.7 turned off
    Sep 29 15:36:25 ock nge: [ID 742679 kern.notice] NOTICE: nge0: link
    100Mbps Full-Duplex up
    Sep 29 15:36:25 ock in.routed[152]: [ID 300549 daemon.warning]
    interface nge0 to 192.168.1.7 restored
    Sep 29 15:36:38 ock nge: [ID 742679 kern.notice] NOTICE: nge0: link
    down
    ....

    Using the nfo driver version 1.1.2 from
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/mrym3/taiyodo/eng/ worked much better:

    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock nfo: [ID 130221 kern.info] nfo0: nForce4 410/430
    (MCP51) (vid: 0x10de, did: 0x0269, revid: 0xa3)
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock nfo: [ID 451511 kern.info] nfo0: MII PHY
    (0x001cc912) found at 1
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock nfo: [ID 426109 kern.info] nfo0: PHY control:0,
    status:796d<100_BASEX_FD,100_BASEX,10_BASE_FD,10_BASE,XSTATUS, MFPRMBLSUPR,ANDONE,CANAUTONEG,LINKUP,EXTENDED>,
    advert:d61, lpar:0
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock nfo: [ID 119377 kern.info] nfo0:
    xstatus:3000<1000BASET_FD,1000BASET>
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock nfo: [ID 716252 kern.info] nfo0: resetting PHY
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock genunix: [ID 678236 kern.info] Ethernet address =
    0:30:5:ce:81:6f
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock gld: [ID 944156 kern.info] nfo0: nVIDIA nForce nic
    driver v1.1.2: type "ether" mac address 00:30:05:ce:81:6f
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock npe: [ID 236367 kern.info] PCI Express-device:
    pci1734,10c6@14, nfo0
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] nfo0 is
    /pci@0,0/pci1734,10c6@14
    Sep 29 16:07:16 ock pcplusmp: [ID 637496 kern.info] pcplusmp:
    pci10de,268 (nfo) instance 0 vector 0x14 ioapic 0x1 intin 0x14 is bound
    to cpu 0
    Sep 29 16:07:18 ock nfo: [ID 831844 kern.info] nfo0: auto-negotiation
    started
    Sep 29 16:07:20 ock nfo: [ID 455749 kern.info] nfo0: auto-negotiation
    done,
    advert:de1,
    lpable:41e1<100BASE_TX_FD,100BASE_TX,10BASE_T_FD,10BASE_T>,
    exp:7
    Sep 29 16:07:20 ock nfo: [ID 103695 kern.info] nfo0: Link up: 100 Mbps
    full duplex without flow control

    But the following messages repeated every few seconds:

    Sep 30 12:22:57 ock nfo: [ID 700340 kern.warning] WARNING: nfo0: tx
    timeout: tx_desc_head: 65[65] 66[66], softq:0, starttime:-501, -501
    Sep 30 12:22:57 ock nfo: [ID 254922 kern.notice] NOTICE: nfo0:
    gem_mac_stop timeout
    Sep 30 12:22:59 ock nfo: [ID 831844 kern.info] nfo0: auto-negotiation
    started
    Sep 30 12:23:01 ock nfo: [ID 455749 kern.info] nfo0: auto-negotiation
    done,
    advert:de1,
    lpable:41e1<100BASE_TX_FD,100BASE_TX,10BASE_T_FD,10BASE_T>,
    exp:7
    Sep 30 12:23:01 ock nfo: [ID 103695 kern.info] nfo0: Link up: 100 Mbps
    full duplex without flow control
    ....


    2) There was no cusror in Xorg.

    I got a cursor with Xsun but could only get 8bit colour.
    Downloading the NVIDIA 1.0-8774 driver and using the Xorg server with
    Option "SWCursor" worked around tthe problem.

    3) The on-board audio was not recognised.
    I probably need the audiohd driver which is in Solaris Express but the
    OSS v4.0rc2-172 driver seems to work:
    http://www.4front-tech.com/solaris-amd64.html

    Nick


  2. Re: Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO E5615: nge nfo nvidia Xorg audiohd oss

    Nick B wrote:
    [snip]
    >
    > The sytem is usable but tends to 'freeze' for a fraction of a second
    > every few seconds when using Firefox to browse the Internet.
    >


    You might try going to the about:config page, look for the
    network.dns.disableIPv6 and double click it to change it to "true".

    -Jason


    [snip]

  3. Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO E5615 needs patch 122530-02

    Jason Bourne wrote:
    > Nick B wrote:
    > [snip]
    > >
    > > The sytem is usable but tends to 'freeze' for a fraction of a second
    > > every few seconds when using Firefox to browse the Internet.
    > >

    >
    > You might try going to the about:config page, look for the
    > network.dns.disableIPv6 and double click it to change it to "true".
    >


    Thanks for the suggestion. Actually, looking at the lights on the
    network switch indicated that it was the network interface going up and
    down with the nfo driver which was causing the problems.

    I installed patch 122530-02 which made the nge driver work with this
    system and solved the 'freezing' problem.

    Nick


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