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Old 02-25-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
xXCanisLupusXx
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ethernet adapter detected in opensolaris but not solaris


To put it simple, im a noob to unix as a whole.

in Solaris 10:
dmesg|grep ether returns nothing
the network connection icon on says device lo0 if thats of any significance,
need dhcp to work, followed guide it says failed to plumb device lo0

opensolaris:
works out the box

i have an asus m2a-vm mobo with a Realtek RTL8111B PCIE network adapter
i know it says its not supported on the hcl, but if its supported by opensolaris surely theres someway of getting it to work

also i can get linux drivers, i know this might be stupid but can they be isntalled to solaris?

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Old 02-25-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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The driver modules are available from the realtek site.
...of course they can be installed in *nix
 
Old 02-25-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xXCanisLupusXx View Post
in Solaris 10:
dmesg|grep ether returns nothing
the network connection icon on says device io0 if thats of any significance,
need dhcp to work, followed guide it says failed to plumb device io0
Are you sure it is io0 and not lo0 (ell-o zero), the loopback interface ?
Quote:

opensolaris:
works out the box
So whay aren't you staying with OpenSolaris ?
Quote:
i have an asus m2a-vm mobo with a Realtek RTL8111B PCIE network adapter
i know it says its not supported on the hcl, but if its supported by opensolaris surely theres someway of getting it to work
Not necessarily. Drivers developed for OpenSolaris might not be downward compatible with Solaris 10.
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also i can get linux drivers, i know this might be stupid but can they be isntalled to solaris?
They can't primarily for legal reasons as the GPL forbid it.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
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Wink

"Are you sure it is io0 and not lo0 (ell-o zero), the loopback interface ?" - Sorry was a typo, I corrected it.
"So whay aren't you staying with OpenSolaris ?" - I really like the JDS and the performance of Solaris


I don't mean to come across as a pest, but which are the modules I need??
  • SCO Unix 5.0.X
  • Unixware 7.2.x
And thanks a lot for the help guys, this Forums never let me down
 
Old 02-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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No idea about the SCO or Unixware stuff. Why are you asking ?

Solaris Express is based on OpenSolaris code and has the JDS desktop by default. Your interface should be supported out of the box.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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¨No idea about the SCO or Unixware stuff. Why are you asking ?¨ - Erm they were the only drivers listed on realtek´s site

¨Solaris Express is based on OpenSolaris code and has the JDS desktop by default¨ - Just realised that, feel like a right idiot

¨Your interface should be supported out of the box.¨ - Unfortunately for some insane reason it wasn´t

iv taken the easy way out and gone back to Opensolaris, thanks for your help guys
 
Old 03-01-2009, 11:44 AM   #7
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Realtek o/b NICs are a PITA and Solaris is still weak on x86 device drivers. Fortunately, you can often tweak the settings in Solaris to get it to use your NIC. Actually, I'm pretty happy with this...I was able to use an existing driver and didn't have to even compile anything!

This thread on opensolaris explains how to get an existing driver to bind to your card. http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thre...threadID=81596

Obviously this only works if the card is supported but they just haven't updated the driver to realize it. It will not make any random driver work with your NIC!

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Old 03-02-2009, 07:22 AM   #8
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Thanks Randux. I Used The Information In The Link.

I Now Have rge0 As A Device, But 1) DHCP Won't Work With It
2) When I Specify It's IP Address And Everything It Still Won't Connect To The Internet Or When I Try To Access The Router Through Firefox It Just Keeps Trying To Connect To No Avail,

Sorry To Come Accross As A Pest, But Any Help For A Unix Noob Would Be Greatly Appreciated!
 
Old 03-02-2009, 09:17 AM   #9
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well to get the DHCP working, first connect to the network, then try:
Code:
ifconfig reg0 dhcp
of course, the "reg0" is the device that you are using to connect to the internet. So change it accordingly.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 10:18 AM   #10
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Unable To Start /sbin/dhcpagent And Yes I Did Enter The Command Correctly,
The Little Applet Is Saying Its Sending And Recieving Packets, But The Router Is Saying Its Not Connected,
I Disabled The Loopback Interface As To Make Sure There All Using The Correct Interface, But Still No Avail.

I Think The Adapters Working, But I Think I Must Of Configured It Badly, Even Though I'v Done It 3 Times Exactly How It Should Be :S

Btw I Never Configured A DNS Server, I Selected None, Could That Be The Problem?
If So Which Type Of DNS Do I Use For A Basic Netgear Router?

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Old 03-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #11
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Don't disable the loopback interface (how did you do it?), that might break random things.

What say:
Code:
ifconfig rge0 dhcp primary
ifconfig -a
netstat -rn
grep "^hosts" /etc/nsswitch.conf
dhcpinfo -i rge0 Subnet
dhcpinfo -i rge0 Router
dhcpinfo -i rge0 DNSserv
ls -l /etc/hostname.* /etc/dhcp.*
?
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #12
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Lol I'l Get On That Why I Work On Why My Xserver Always Breaks After 3 Reboots, And Never Works Again LOL, What The Hell Is Wrong With This OS 0_0

And I Disabled It With "ifconfig lo0 down"
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #13
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Then turn on it back with "ifconfig lo0 up" !
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #14
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Already Is ;-), Realised Disabling It Was Useless Earlier,
Lol I Just Dont Understand Why Xsun Just Dies And Doesnt Come Back
Atm Im Stuck With My Windows Server On My Backup Drive *retches*
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:49 PM   #15
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The Results Are In:
# ifconfig rge0 dhcp primary
ifconfig: rge0: wait timed out, operation still pending...
# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
rge0: flags=1004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
inet 192.168.0.3 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
ether 0:1f:c6:b8:61:23
# netstat -rn
Routing Table: IPv4
Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface
-------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ---------- ---------
default 192.168.0.1 UG 1 0
192.168.0.0 192.168.0.3 U 1 0 rge0
224.0.0.0 192.168.0.3 U 1 0 rge0
127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 UH 2 60 lo0
# grep "^hosts" /etc/nrsswitch.conf
grep: can't open /etc/nrsswitch.conf
# dhcpinfo -i rge0 Subnet
dhcpinfo: not found
# dhcpinfo -i rge0 Router
dhcpinfo: not found
# dhcpinfo -i rge0 DNSServ
dhcpinfo: not found
# ls -l /etc/hostname.* /etc/dhcp.*
/etc/dhcp.*: No such file or directory
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8 Mar 2 2009 /etc/hostname.rge0
#

Have Fun With That :S
 
  


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