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daniel at bonmot.ca
Tue Apr 13 09:33:44 ADT 2010
> It would be good to hear if there were any issues with the chipset or NIC
Oh, yes, good point. As a Sun hardware devotee I was very upset that after installing Solaris 10 09/10u18, the NIC wasn't visible at all. However, my geekly roommate, also a Solaris sysadmin, offered to help, and we got it working.
The video card and disks worked beautifully from the get-go. As soon as the DVD started booting (from an external USB DVD drive) the screen changed to the big blue S curve.
Basically we had to:
* get the list of cards that the interface on the D510MO ("Realtek 8111DL Gigabit Ethernet Controller") is compatible with
* snoop through the list of drivers available in Solaris
* pick a match and make an entry in the system drivers table.
* turn off the interface's checksumming.
Details are here:
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