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Old 03-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Using wireless card, after driver successfully identified


I'm very new to SOL, but I'm sticking it out in order to learn...

I am confused, however, even in the DEV repo' (I am following Chris Gerhard's instructions) I cannot find any software that extends the Network Controller...
Mind you, the update doesn't seem to take hold, the BE with the updates won't boot.

It's definitely showing up in the DDU (although under "other devices" not in networking), but how do I add it to the Network Monitor?

I have had a look at the OpenSOL DocHub (see next post by me) but haven't found anything exact or helpful. If I've missed it, linky would be very much appreciated!

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Old 03-27-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
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What do you mean a software that extends the Network Controller ? It's hard to understand what you experienced and what you are looking for as you provide no precise details.

By the way, there are plenty of nicknames for Solaris and OpenSolaris but "SOL" is not one of these.
 
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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What do you mean a software that extends the Network Controller ? It's hard to understand what you experienced and what you are looking for as you provide no precise details.
I have a wireless card in that laptop (by Ricoh) that is listed in the DDU (under Other Devices) but I can't add this card to the Network Monitor. As such, no wireless connections for me on that machine using that OS.

After Googling, I found that "using the nearest [i.e. most similar] driver" was the most likely way to get it to work, but the BE wit the updates woouldn't boot...

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By the way, there are plenty of nicknames for Solaris and OpenSolaris but "SOL" is not one of these.
As I meant to write "OSOL" and missed an "O", yet you still got me, it's a little moot, no?...
 
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I'm afraid you are still missing to provide details that might help understanding what the issue(s) your are facing are, like what NIC manufacturer/model you are trying to use and what driver you tested, if any.
Also, what dev release did you install that is failing to boot ? There are known issues and workarounds for them.

Both "SOL" and "OpenSOL" instead of "Solaris" and "OpenSolaris" are still understandable so that was indeed a moot comment
 
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I'm afraid I have a Richo wireless card (as I have already said), version R5C832. The driver is said to be hci1394, that as I understand it is a dummy driver used to workaround any thrown errors resulting from unrecognised hardware.

I wish to use this piece of hardware, and as I am hurriedly trying to restore the Network Manager to a Acer Aspire One that I just broke, I'm very unwilling to proceed with finding a driver...

Suggestions please!
 
Old 07-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #6
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I'm afraid you are confusing devices here. The Ricoh R5832 isn't a wireless device but a firewire one. Quite a different beast for which hci1394 is the correct driver. Not sure where you got the idea it's a dummy driver.

Please post "/usr/X11/bin/scanpci" output to figure out what hardware is actually present in your machine.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 09:36 AM   #7
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As requested...

...my output from X11's records of my machine's PCI bus:

Code:
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pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x00: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1100
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x01: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1101
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x02: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1102
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x03: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1103
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control

pci bus 0x0001 cardnum 0x05 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x791f
 ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]

pci bus 0x0002 cardnum 0x04 function 0x00: vendor 0x1180 device 0x0476
 Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II

pci bus 0x0002 cardnum 0x04 function 0x01: vendor 0x1180 device 0x0832
 Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller

pci bus 0x0010 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x14e4 device 0x1693
 Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
[EOF]

Not quite sure why I've got two Ricoh devices. The Broadcom entry is the device I currently use to get online...

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The Ricoh R5832 isn't a wireless device but a firewire one.
I've found the output from my DDU, but sadly I can't post that. In the "Other" category it lists:
* IBM Enhanced (101/102 key, PS/2 mouse controller)
* Ricoh Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (that has loaded "hci394")
* PS/2 Port for PS/2-style mice

The "Network" cat' only has the Broadcom ("Broadcom Corp' Netlink BCM5787M...").

There is definitely no mention of a device by Ricoh that has the "RL5c476" ID.

While it is true there is a Firewire port on this machine, they are not physically adjacent, approx' a six inch gap between the 1394 port and the panel that covers the Wireless card.

Thinks: "so why the DDU hasn't picked up on it?..."
 
Old 08-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #8
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There is no wifi card in your scanpci output sample. Rl5c476 is no more a wireless card than R5832.
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:49 PM   #9
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That's so weird! In my Windows partition, it's listed as "Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN". Hmmm.
 
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Okay, so finally, you haven't a Ricoh wifi card (if such thing exist) but a Broadcom one. As far as I know, there are no drivers for the latter on OpenSolaris. The only way to use them might be through the NDIS wrapper. The process is somewhat complex and described here:

http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/...up+laptop/ndis
 
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