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Old 05-29-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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Question Connecting Solaris ot my Office LAN


Hi All,

Please, i would appreciate if somebody can tell
me how to connect my laptop to my company LAN.
I have been trying all week but still no joy.

Here are what I have done so far.

I checked my ethernet card in windows it was marvell
Yukon ethernet controller. I downloaded and installed
the driver but was unable to identify which interface
it was assinged. Here are come of my error and other messages.

ifconfig -a ------------ 127.0.0.1

/usr/X11/scanpci -v

Result
pci bus 0x0003 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x11ab device 0x4351
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
CardVendor 0x107b card 0x0300 (Gateway 2000, Card unknown)
STATUS 0x4010 COMMAND 0x0007
CLASS 0x02 0x00 0x00 REVISION 0x10
BIST 0x00 HEADER 0x00 LATENCY 0x00 CACHE 0x08
BASE0 0x00000000d0200004 addr 0x00000000d0200000 MEM 64BIT
BASE2 0x0000a001 addr 0x0000a000 I/O
MAX_LAT 0x00 MIN_GNT 0x00 INT_PIN 0x01 INT_LINE 0x0a
BYTE_0 0x00 BYTE_1 0x00 BYTE_2 0xb0 BYTE_3 0x40

Thanks for your anticipated response.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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What returns this command on your system ?
Code:
grep 11ab /etc/driver_aliases
 
Old 05-30-2007, 07:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. This is my output:

Running grep command.



# grep 11ab /etc/driver_aliases
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5081"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5080"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5041"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5040"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,6041.9"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,6081.9"

Thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 08:01 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. This is my output:

Running grep command.



# grep 11ab /etc/driver_aliases
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5081"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5080"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5041"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,5040"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,6041.9"
marvell88sx "pci11ab,6081.9"

Thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 08:26 AM   #5
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The issue is your NIC isn't listed in the supported ones.

You may want to try adding this line in the driver_aliases file, and see if the NIC became usable at next reboot.

Code:
skge "pci11ab,4351"
From this page, you need to remove the existing sk98 driver if present:
http://www.sun.com/io_technologies/v...45_copper.html

Last edited by jlliagre; 05-30-2007 at 08:36 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:12 AM   #6
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Thanks Jilliagre for your prompt response.
Had to download the driver from sysconnect.

After installation and added it to
driver_aliases file, It came up.
But the issue is I can't browse
the internet. Please I specified
an IP address, however, my company
uses a dhcp.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:15 AM   #7
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Sorry, here is the reply from my ifconfig
command.

ifconfig skge0
skge0: flags=1004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
inet 192.168.3.46 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.3.255
ether 0:e0:b8:8e:4b:dc

Thanks
 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:20 AM   #8
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You are probably missing the DNS settings.
Have the /etc/nsswitch.conf file containing:
Code:
hosts: files dns
and the /etc/resolv.conf file containing the DNS server(s) your company or company's ISP provide.
Code:
nameserver w.x.y.z
 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:41 AM   #9
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Hey Thanks man. Finally got it
working. Did not have to alter
any settings. Did sys-unconfig
and selected all other options.

Please another problem, I can
play sound with my system.

Thanks
 
Old 05-30-2007, 11:59 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mimoh_mi
Please another problem, I can
play sound with my system.
I guess you mean "I can't play".

What is your audio card ?
 
Old 05-30-2007, 12:11 PM   #11
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Thanks, sorry for the typo.
Iran /usr/X11/bin/scanpci -v

and got this


pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x14 function 0x05: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4370
ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
CardVendor 0x107b card 0x0300 (Gateway 2000, Card unknown)
STATUS 0x0430 COMMAND 0x0017
CLASS 0x04 0x01 0x00 REVISION 0x02
BIST 0x00 HEADER 0x80 LATENCY 0x40 CACHE 0x08
BASE0 0xd0003400 addr 0xd0003400 MEM
MAX_LAT 0x00 MIN_GNT 0x02 INT_PIN 0x02 INT_LINE 0x07
BYTE_0 0x05 BYTE_1 0x00 BYTE_2 0x00 BYTE_3 0x00
 
Old 05-30-2007, 12:44 PM   #12
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You need the SUNWadixp driver. It's bundled with Solaris Express but AFAIK hasn't been backported to Solaris 10.

Code:
$ pkginfo SUNWadixp   
system      SUNWadixp SUNW Audio Driver for ATI IXP
$ grep 1002 /etc/driver_aliases
audioixp "pci1002,4370"
$ cat /usr/share/audio/samples/au/whistle.au > /dev/audio
 
Old 05-31-2007, 03:25 PM   #13
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Hi jlliagre,

Messed up my system. I ran sys-unconfig and the
system hanged. So, I just powered it down forcefully.
I reinstalled the OS and the driver. But my interface
is not comming up. Got error message that my default
network is not properly configured. I tried using
svcadm to restart my default network, it is still
indicated as maintenace when i run scvs -v command.

Please, am on you again.

Thanks
 
Old 05-31-2007, 04:24 PM   #14
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Let's start from the beginning.

What is the O/S you are installing ? (precise version)
 
Old 06-09-2007, 11:39 AM   #15
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Hi jlliagre,
Thanks for the support. Finally discovered
my laptop ram packed up. So, will reinstall the
OS, when I get back home. Oh, the Os is SOLARIS.
 
  


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