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    Solaris Intel v8

    Anybody here got an intel Solaris box up and running with a Linksys 100TX or Realtek based RTL8029?

    I am having problems getting the NIC to work. The Solaris 8 page (actually their whole site) sucks and doesnt offer much info on workarounds.

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    Re: Solaris Intel v8

    Try http://solarisguide.com

    No guarantees, but it's a good place to check out anyway...

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    Re: Solaris Intel v8

    Solaris on Intel is just pathetic.... >

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    hmm as far as I can tell the dnet driver does not work for the Linksys 100 so I guess it's either try and port tulip.c from linux or get another nic.

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    Re: Solaris Intel v8

    The tulip card put out a new chip requiring a new driver
    just over a year ago. Linksys marks the boxes exactly
    alike (other than ver2 and ver4 for old and new chips
    respectively). This card has caused tons of confusion
    for tons of *NIX users as too the proper module. This is
    probably why the card doesn't work....I dunno what the
    Solaris module uses for the chipset, but it sounds like
    the wrong chip version to me.

    I would think the rtl8029 would work w/o any problems
    though....does it require the 8390.o module too?
    ~ forget.

    Google search on the ne card suggests this:
    > # vi /kernel/drv/nei.conf
    > name="nei" parent='isa' reg=0x1, 0xe400, 0x1e interrupts=10;
    > (my NIC I/O range in E400- E41 and IRQ=10)
    Changed appropiately for the cards irq and io setting.

    Hope this helps,
    ~Guitarlynn

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    Re: Solaris Intel v8

    Solaris 8 for Intel doesn't include the nei driver by default. The nei driver from Solaris 7 works fine, though. Here's a FAQ that addresses the issue and has a link for the Solaris 7 driver: http://sun.pmbc.com/faq/6.html#6.6. Good luck.

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    Re: Solaris Intel v8

    Thanks guys, the RTL module looks like it will do. Took me a while to get time to do this stuff Plus when a buddy has a bunch of your OS cd's, an Athlon 700, and a 20GB drive for diagnostics purposes only and keeps them for two friggin months, the ability tends to diminish further on a limited budget

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