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Old 05-15-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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change to 1000MB full duplex for Solaris 8,9,10


Hi,

I would like to know how do i change the NIC card to 1000MB full duplex for Solaris 8,9,10 ? Thanks
 
Old 05-15-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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Hi,

I would like to know how do i change the NIC card to 1000MB full duplex for Solaris 8,9,10 ? Thanks
Hi,
do your NIC card have support for 1000 mbps (Its mega bits and not mega bytes, MB). Also the connecting cables (CAT 5 or whatever you are using) must support upto 1000mbps data rate.

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Old 05-16-2006, 01:26 AM   #3
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Hi,

I would like to know how do i change the NIC card to 1000MB full duplex for Solaris 8,9,10 ? Thanks
Assuming you are using supported hardware, this is done automatically by autonegotiation between the NIC and the device it is connected to.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:26 AM   #4
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Assuming you are using supported hardware, this is done automatically by autonegotiation between the NIC and the device it is connected to.
Hi if i were to change it manually to full duplex what commands do i use ?
 
Old 05-16-2006, 05:28 AM   #5
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That may depend on what your hardware is.

ndd could be one way, editing the driver configuration file may be another.

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Old 05-19-2006, 02:41 PM   #6
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My 1gb network adapter only comes up as 100mb in Solaris. Appears to be driver related as it comes up in 1gb when appropriate drivers are installed in Windows. Had Linux on it for awhile, but only had 100mb switch at that time...
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:14 AM   #7
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hi all

is this command correct ?

ndd -set /dev/eri adv_1000fdx_cap 1


i keep getting "operation failed, Invalid argument"
 
Old 05-24-2006, 11:53 PM   #8
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What type of network card is this? ce ?

/platform/sun4u/kernel/drv/ce.conf:

name="ce" parent="/pci@9,600000" unit-address="1" adv_autoneg_cap=1 adv_1000fdx_cap=1
adv_1000hdx_cap=0 adv_100fdx_cap=0 adv_100hdx_cap=0 adv_10fdx_cap=0 adv_10hdx_cap=0;

Mark
 
Old 06-02-2006, 04:25 AM   #9
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hi all,

i have two nic bge0 and bge1

when i try
ndd -get /dev/bge0 link_mode
operation failed, invalid argument

ndd -get /dev/bge0 link_speed
1000

ndd -get /dev/bge1 link_mode
operation failed, invalid argument

ndd -get /dev/bge1 link_speed
100

this is weird .... is 100 for link_speed meaning 100 Mbps ? any help ?

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Old 06-04-2006, 11:33 AM   #10
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ndd -get /dev/bge1 link_mode
operation failed, invalid argument

ndd -get /dev/bge1 link_speed
100

this is weird ....
Why ?
link_mode is not documented in the bge man page.

Quote:
is 100 for link_speed meaning 100 Mbps ?
Correct.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 03:42 AM   #11
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this is because referring to this page http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Sol..._settings.html

# ndd -get /dev/hme link_mode
Interpretation:
0 -- half-duplex
1 -- full-duplex

# ndd -get /dev/hme link_speed
Interpretation:
0 -- 10 Mbit
1 -- 100 Mbit
1000 -- 1 Gbit

i should get a 1 which means it is 100 Mbps instead of 100 right ?
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:36 AM   #12
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darrenz:

You specified that you had a eri card in your example. As far as I know, such card only supports 10 and 100mbs, not 1gb.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 11:26 PM   #13
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apt what about bge cards ? they support right ?
 
Old 06-06-2006, 02:07 PM   #14
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apt what about bge cards ? they support right ?
They does, your first card (bge0) is reporting it.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 01:20 AM   #15
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hi all,

if i wish to change NIC to auto-negotiable and i do

ndd -set /dev/eri adv_autoneg_cap 1
ndd -set /dev/eri adv_100fdx_cap 0

how do i actually check if it is set to autoneg ?
 
  


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