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  1. Solaris 10 does not know my NIC

    On an install of Soalris 10 (11/06) on an Compaq EVO. The install went
    well, until I tried to connect to a network; solaris did not see or know
    about the "network card" that came standard with the box. How do I get it
    see and understand the network card in the box?

    Thanks
    doverbey@optonline.net



  2. Re: Solaris 10 does not know my NIC

    On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 01:13:34 GMT
    "Overbey" wrote:

    > On an install of Soalris 10 (11/06) on an Compaq EVO. The install
    > went well, until I tried to connect to a network; solaris did not
    > see or know about the "network card" that came standard with the
    > box. How do I get it see and understand the network card in the box?
    >
    > Thanks
    > doverbey@optonline.net
    >
    >

    Hi
    You don't give any details on the nic?? Was the nic discovered during
    boot?

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  3. Re: Solaris 10 does not know my NIC

    On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 07:00:58 +0000, Andrew Gabriel wrote:

    > In article <2flGi.540178$p47.13614@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
    > "Overbey" writes:
    >> On an install of Soalris 10 (11/06) on an Compaq EVO. The install went
    >> well, until I tried to connect to a network; solaris did not see or know
    >> about the "network card" that came standard with the box. How do I get it
    >> see and understand the network card in the box?

    >
    > Post the output from: /usr/sbin/prtconf -v | grep pciclass,0200


    The result from the prtconf is as follows:

    # /usr/sbin/prtconf -v | grep pciclass,0200
    value='pci8086,103b.e11.12.81' + 'pci8086,103b.e11.12' +
    'pcie11,12' + 'pci8086,103b.81' + 'pci8086,103b' + 'pciclass,020000' + 'pciclas
    s,0200'
    value='pci10b7,9055.10b7.9055.24' + 'pci10b7,9055.10b7.9
    055' + 'pci10b7,9055' + 'pci10b7,9055.24' + 'pci10b7,9055' + 'pciclass,020000' +
    'pciclass,0200'

    I put another known card in to get the box up.
    The machine is a Compaq EVO D51C
    The network card in question is integrated on the motherboard.
    On the install I do not believe the NIC was discovered. Once I put the
    second card in, that was seen directly (3-Com card).

    Thanks

  4. Re: Solaris 10 does not know my NIC

    On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:33:29 +0000, Andrew Gabriel wrote:

    > In article ,
    > Dudley writes:
    >> On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 07:00:58 +0000, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
    >>
    >>> In article <2flGi.540178$p47.13614@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
    >>> "Overbey" writes:
    >>>> On an install of Soalris 10 (11/06) on an Compaq EVO. The install went
    >>>> well, until I tried to connect to a network; solaris did not see or know
    >>>> about the "network card" that came standard with the box. How do I get it
    >>>> see and understand the network card in the box?
    >>>
    >>> Post the output from: /usr/sbin/prtconf -v | grep pciclass,0200

    >>
    >> The result from the prtconf is as follows:
    >>
    >> # /usr/sbin/prtconf -v | grep pciclass,0200
    >> value='pci8086,103b.e11.12.81' + 'pci8086,103b.e11.12' +
    >> 'pcie11,12' + 'pci8086,103b.81' + 'pci8086,103b' + 'pciclass,020000' + 'pciclas
    >> s,0200'

    >
    > That one is an Intel Pro/100 ethernet chipset.
    > You might be able to get the iprb driver to drive that
    > interface by adding it to the driver_aliases database...
    >
    > # sync
    > # update_drv -v -a -i "'pci8086,103b'" iprb
    > #
    >
    > Then you should be able to plumb the interface if the
    > driver successfully attached to the interface...
    >
    > # ifconfig iprb0 plumb
    > #
    >
    > OTOH, there might be a good reason why iprb doesn't
    > try driving that particular chip, in which case you could
    > end up with an unbootable system.
    >
    >> value='pci10b7,9055.10b7.9055.24' + 'pci10b7,9055.10b7.9
    >> 055' + 'pci10b7,9055' + 'pci10b7,9055.24' + 'pci10b7,9055' + 'pciclass,020000' +
    >> 'pciclass,0200'

    >
    > That's a 3Com 3c905B.
    >
    >> I put another known card in to get the box up.
    >> The machine is a Compaq EVO D51C
    >> The network card in question is integrated on the motherboard.
    >> On the install I do not believe the NIC was discovered. Once I put the
    >> second card in, that was seen directly (3-Com card).
    >>
    >> Thanks


    Thanks,
    I did as suggested - it did not attach, I think because the interface is
    wrong. I will retry once I think I have the correct interface to try.

    Thanks - at least I think I have a direction.


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