5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2011 1:06 PM by 875709 RSS

    Problem with my network interface card

    875709
      Hello gurus of solaris.
      Recently I will be install solaris in my machine x386
      in the following command only appear the loopback interface
      # ifconfig -a

      lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1

      inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
      but in that command
      # prtconf -D

      System Configuration: Sun Microsystems i86pc

      Memory size: 512 Megabytes

      System Peripherals (Software Nodes):



      i86pc (driver name: rootnex)

      scsi_vhci, instance #0 (driver name: scsi_vhci)

      isa, instance #0 (driver name: isa)

      fdc, instance #0 (driver name: fdc)

      fd, instance #0 (driver name: fd)

      lp, instance #0 (driver name: ecpp)

      asy, instance #0 (driver name: asy)

      motherboard

      pci, instance #0 (driver name: pci)

      pci1039,741

      pci1039,3, instance #0 (driver name: pci_pci)

      display, instance #0 (driver name: nvidia)

      pci1039,8

      pci-ide, instance #0 (driver name: pci-ide)

      ide, instance #0 (driver name: ata)

      sd, instance #0 (driver name: sd)

      cmdk, instance #0 (driver name: cmdk)

      ide, instance #1 (driver name: ata)

      sd, instance #1 (driver name: sd)

      pci1039,7013

      pci1019,a00c

      pci1039,7001, instance #0 (driver name: ohci)

      mouse, instance #2 (driver name: hid)

      pci1039,7001, instance #1 (driver name: ohci)

      device, instance #0 (driver name: usb_mid)

      keyboard, instance #0 (driver name: hid)

      input, instance #1 (driver name: hid)

      pci1039,7002, instance #0 (driver name: ehci)

      pci1039,900

      iscsi, instance #0 (driver name: iscsi)

      pseudo, instance #0 (driver name: pseudo)

      options, instance #0 (driver name: options)

      xsvc, instance #0 (driver name: xsvc)

      objmgr, instance #0 (driver name: objmgr)

      agpgart, instance #0 (driver name: agpgart)

      used-resources

      cpus, instance #0 (driver name: cpunex)

      cpu (driver name: cpudrv)

      #

      not appear any interface, probably this OS not recognice my ethernet card.
      Can any guru, can help me please how to install (and find) the correct driver to install in my PC
        • 1. Re: Problem with my network interface card
          rukbat
          If Solaris does not natively recognize the network interface circuitry that is inside your system,
          then prtconf will not show it either.

          You need to determine what network chipset is there, then compare it to the HCL, the Hardware Compatibility list.
          There will be a HCL for Solaris 10 and there will be a HCL for Solaris 11.

          So far, you have not told us anything useful, for anyone to help you further.
          You did not mention which Solaris you are installing, you didn't tell us what kind of a system you have, and you didn't mention what NIC is in your system.

          If you see the NIC on the HCL and it requires third party drivers, there will be a link to those drivers. If the NIC does not appear there at all, you will have to go buy and install one that is+ compatible, then install whatever drivers it needs to make it work.

          By the way, this same question has been asked many times over the years, and the answer is always the same. You could have gotten your answer by reading all the forums and you wouldn't have had to make your own post.
          • 2. Re: Problem with my network interface card
            875709
            Hello rukbat!!!
            You're right!!!. When you say "determine what network chipset". What command I run to see the chipset, I know that the Network card is integreted into the motherboard. Or You suggest me to open my desktokp and see the mark of the moderboard. It could help you?
            The version of the solaris that I installed in my x386 is Solaris 10, but let me confirmed what version and kernel is installed (uname -a and cat /etc/release)
            Also rukbat, do you need to any another information, please give me the command to use.
            Regards
            Andres
            • 3. Re: Problem with my network interface card
              Nik
              Hi.

              Try use script from http://www.bolthole.com/solaris/HCL/prtdev

              Please show result:
              prtconf -vp | prtdev

              Regards.
              • 4. Re: Problem with my network interface card
                rukbat
                872706 wrote:
                I know that the Network card is integrated into the motherboard.

                (snipped ...)

                Regards
                Andres
                Get your manual.
                The motherboard (which you still have not named) specifications will be listed in the manual. The ethernet chipset will be noted among those specifications.
                • 5. Re: Problem with my network interface card
                  875709
                  Hello Nik
                  This is the Output
                  # uname -a
                  SunOS andres 5.10 Generic_137138-09 i86pc i386 i86pc
                  # cat /etc/release
                  Solaris 10 10/08 s10x_u6wos_07b X8 6
                  Copyright 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rig hts Reserved.
                  Use is subject to license terms.
                  Assembled 27 October 2008

                  # prtconf -vp
                  System Configuration: Sun Microsystems i86pc
                  Memory size: 512 Megabytes
                  System Peripherals (PROM Nodes):

                  Node 0x000001
                  bios-boot-device: '80'
                  stdout: 00000000
                  name: 'i86pc'

                  Node 0x000002
                  existing: 01034000.00000000.064f0801.00000000
                  name: 'ramdisk'

                  Node 0x000003
                  bus-type: 'isa'
                  device_type: 'isa'
                  name: 'isa'

                  Node 0x000004
                  device_type: 'pci'
                  reg: 00000000.00000000.00000000
                  #size-cells: 00000002
                  #address-cells: 00000003
                  name: 'pci'

                  Node 0x000005
                  assigned-addresses: 82000010.00000000.d0000000.00000000.04000000
                  reg: 00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02000010.00000000.00000000.00000000.04000000
                  compatible: 'pci1039,741.3' + 'pci1039,741' + 'pciclass,060000' + 'pciclass,0600'
                  model: 'Host bridge'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  max-latency: 00000000
                  min-grant: 00000000
                  unit-address: '0'
                  class-code: 00060000
                  revision-id: 00000003
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00000741
                  name: 'pci1039,741'

                  Node 0x000006
                  reg: 00000800.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000
                  compatible: 'pci1039,3.0' + 'pci1039,3' + 'pciclass,060400' + 'pciclass,0604' model: 'PCI-PCI bridge'
                  ranges: 82000000.00000000.cde00000.82000000.00000000.cde00000.00000000.02100000.c2000000.00000000.bdd00000.c2000000.00000000.bdd00000.00000000.10000000
                  bus-range: 00000001.00000001
                  #size-cells: 00000002
                  #address-cells: 00000003
                  device_type: 'pci'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  66mhz-capable:
                  devsel-speed: 00000000
                  unit-address: '1'
                  class-code: 00060400
                  revision-id: 00000000
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00000003
                  name: 'pci1039,3'

                  Node 0x000011
                  assigned-addresses: 82010010.00000000.ce000000.00000000.01000000.c2010014.00000000.c0000000.00000000.08000000.a1010000.00000000.000003b0.00000000.0000000c.a1010000.00000000.000003c0.00000000.00000020.82010000.00000000.000a0000.00000000.00020000
                  reg: 00010000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02010010.00000000.00000000.00000000.01000000.42010014.00000000.00000000.00000000.08000000.a1010000.00000000.000003b0.00000000.0000000c.a1010000.00000000.000003c0.00000000.00000020.82010000.00000000.000a0000.00000000.00020000
                  compatible: 'pci10de,322.1462.9360.a1' + 'pci10de,322.1462.9360' + 'pci1462,9360' + 'pci10de,322.a1' + 'pci10de,322' + 'pciclass,030000' + 'pciclass,0300'
                  model: 'VGA compatible controller'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  66mhz-capable:
                  fast-back-to-back:
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  interrupts: 00000001
                  max-latency: 00000001
                  min-grant: 00000005
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001462
                  subsystem-id: 00009360
                  device_type: 'display'
                  unit-address: '0'
                  class-code: 00030000
                  revision-id: 000000a1
                  vendor-id: 000010de
                  device-id: 00000322
                  name: 'display'

                  Node 0x000007
                  reg: 00001000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000
                  compatible: 'pci1039,8.25' + 'pci1039,8' + 'pciclass,060100' + 'pciclass,0601'
                  model: 'ISA bridge'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  max-latency: 00000000
                  min-grant: 00000000
                  unit-address: '2'
                  class-code: 00060100
                  revision-id: 00000025
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00000008
                  name: 'pci1039,8'

                  Node 0x000008
                  #size-cells: 00000000
                  #address-cells: 00000001
                  device_type: 'pci-ide'
                  assigned-addresses: 81001510.00000000.000001f0.00000000.00000008.81001514.00000000.000003f6.00000000.00000001.81001518.00000000.00000170.00000000.00000008.8100151c.00000000.00000376.00000000.00000001.81001520.00000000.0000ffa0.00000000.00000010
                  reg: 00001500.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.81001510.00000000.000001f0.00000000.00000008.81001514.00000000.000003f6.00000000.00000001.81001518.00000000.00000170.00000000.00000008.8100151c.00000000.00000376.00000000.00000001.01001520.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000010
                  compatible: 'pci1039,5513.1039.5513.0' + 'pci1039,5513.1039.5513' + 'pci1039,5513' + 'pci1039,5513.0' + 'pci1039,5513' + 'pciclass,010180' + 'pciclass,0101'
                  model: 'IDE controller'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  max-latency: 00000000
                  min-grant: 00000000
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001039
                  subsystem-id: 00005513
                  unit-address: '2,5'
                  class-code: 00010180
                  revision-id: 00000000
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00005513
                  name: 'pci-ide'

                  Node 0x000009
                  reg: 00000000
                  name: 'ide'

                  Node 0x00000a
                  reg: 00000001
                  name: 'ide'

                  Node 0x00000b
                  assigned-addresses: 81001610.00000000.0000e400.00000000.00000100.81001614.00000000.0000e080.00000000.00000080
                  reg: 00001600.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.01001610.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000100.01001614.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000080
                  compatible: 'pci1039,7013.1039.7013.a0' + 'pci1039,7013.1039.7013' + 'pci1039,7013' + 'pci1039,7013.a0' + 'pci1039,7013' + 'pciclass,070300' + 'pciclass,0703'
                  model: 'Modem controller'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  fast-back-to-back:
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  interrupts: 00000003
                  max-latency: 0000000b
                  min-grant: 00000034
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001039
                  subsystem-id: 00007013
                  unit-address: '2,6'
                  class-code: 00070300
                  revision-id: 000000a0
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00007013
                  name: 'pci1039,7013'

                  Node 0x00000c
                  assigned-addresses: 81001710.00000000.0000e800.00000000.00000100.81001714.00000000.0000ec00.00000000.00000080
                  reg: 00001700.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.01001710.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000100.01001714.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000080
                  compatible: 'pci1039,7012.1019.a00c.a0' + 'pci1039,7012.1019.a00c' + 'pci1019,a00c' + 'pci1039,7012.a0' + 'pci1039,7012' + 'pciclass,040100' + 'pciclass,0401'
                  model: 'Audio device'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  fast-back-to-back:
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  interrupts: 00000003
                  max-latency: 0000000b
                  min-grant: 00000034
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001019
                  subsystem-id: 0000a00c
                  unit-address: '2,7'
                  class-code: 00040100
                  revision-id: 000000a0
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00007012
                  name: 'pci1019,a00c'

                  Node 0x00000d
                  assigned-addresses: 82001810.00000000.cfffd000.00000000.00001000
                  reg: 00001800.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02001810.00000000.00000000.00000000.00001000
                  compatible: 'pci1039,7001.1039.7001.f' + 'pci1039,7001.1039.7001' + 'pci1039,7001' + 'pci1039,7001.f' + 'pci1039,7001' + 'pciclass,0c0310' + 'pciclass,0c03'
                  model: 'Universal Serial Bus OHCI compliant'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  fast-back-to-back:
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  interrupts: 00000001
                  max-latency: 00000050
                  min-grant: 00000000
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001039
                  subsystem-id: 00007001
                  unit-address: '3'
                  class-code: 000c0310
                  revision-id: 0000000f
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00007001
                  name: 'pci1039,7001'

                  Node 0x00000e
                  assigned-addresses: 82001910.00000000.cfffe000.00000000.00001000
                  reg: 00001900.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02001910.00000000.00000000.00000000.00001000
                  compatible: 'pci1039,7001.1039.7001.f' + 'pci1039,7001.1039.7001' + 'pci1039,7001' + 'pci1039,7001.f' + 'pci1039,7001' + 'pciclass,0c0310' + 'pciclass,0c03'
                  model: 'Universal Serial Bus OHCI compliant'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  fast-back-to-back:
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  interrupts: 00000002
                  max-latency: 00000050
                  min-grant: 00000000
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001039
                  subsystem-id: 00007001
                  unit-address: '3,1'
                  class-code: 000c0310
                  revision-id: 0000000f
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00007001
                  name: 'pci1039,7001'

                  Node 0x00000f
                  assigned-addresses: 82001b10.00000000.cffff000.00000000.00001000
                  reg: 00001b00.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02001b10.00000000.00000000.00000000.00001000
                  compatible: 'pci1039,7002.1039.7002.0' + 'pci1039,7002.1039.7002' + 'pci1039,7002' + 'pci1039,7002.0' + 'pci1039,7002' + 'pciclass,0c0320' + 'pciclass,0c03'
                  model: 'Universal Serial Bus EHCI compliant'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  fast-back-to-back:
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  interrupts: 00000004
                  max-latency: 00000050
                  min-grant: 00000000
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001039
                  subsystem-id: 00007002
                  unit-address: '3,3'
                  class-code: 000c0320
                  revision-id: 00000000
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00007002
                  name: 'pci1039,7002'

                  Node 0x000010
                  assigned-addresses: 81002010.00000000.0000d800.00000000.00000100.82002014.00000000.cfffc000.00000000.00001000
                  reg: 00002000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.01002010.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000100.02002014.00000000.00000000.00000000.00001000
                  compatible: 'pci1039,900.1039.900.90' + 'pci1039,900.1039.900' + 'pci1039,900' + 'pci1039,900.90' + 'pci1039,900' + 'pciclass,020000' + 'pciclass,0200'
                  model: 'Ethernet controller'
                  power-consumption: 00000001.00000001
                  fast-back-to-back:
                  devsel-speed: 00000001
                  interrupts: 00000001
                  max-latency: 0000000b
                  min-grant: 00000034
                  subsystem-vendor-id: 00001039
                  subsystem-id: 00000900
                  unit-address: '4'
                  class-code: 00020000
                  revision-id: 00000090
                  vendor-id: 00001039
                  device-id: 00000900
                  name: 'pci1039,900'

                  #

                  ***********************************************
                  # ./scrip
                  Processing output from 'prtconf -pv' on stdin
                  Note : dont feel obligated to report ALL devices.
                  Just the standard ones like network, sound, etc. that WORK
                  http://www.bolthole.com/solaris/HCL/

                  *****************************************

                  regards
                  andres