Solaris and hardware support

Posted on 2001-08-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi All,

I've just made the move from RedHat Linux 7.1 to Solaris 8 on a 1.2Ghz AMD machine. However, I'm having some problems with hardware support and was hoping for some help.

I have two devices which I can't get to work.

1. My ATI-Xpert200 32MB graphics card

2. Netgear FA-311TX Nic (two of these)

I was wondering if anyone could help a newbie get these set up. I believe the graphics card can be fixed with an install of XFree86 but the network card is the important part.

Thanks for any help you maybe able to provide.

Question by:CtRl
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Expert Comment

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I had ever met the same problems with u. You can find Solaris XFree86 Video Drivers and Porting Kit in sun website. It can solve the video card problem. But NIC I haven't found the ways.

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Thanks seasmile, i've been monitoring your question too. For the time being I've reverted to linux but as soon as Sun support my hardware I'm making the switch.

Best of luck in your trials...

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Hey tfewster,

Nothing has happened on this issue in over 18 months. I moved back to RedHat Linux which is now running well enough.


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Hi CtRl - I'm sorry you didn't get an answer to your question.

I'm going through a lot of the old, open questions and making recommendations on how they should be closed (Delete, or award points to an expert if there is an obvious good answer, or save the question as a PAQ if there is useful information but no obvious answer).

I've posted the recommendation to the Moderators and in a few days one of them will close the question based on all the participants comments.

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Best wishes,


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As Tim indicated, it would be most helpful if you would finalize your two remaining open questions yourself rather than waiting for a cleanup volunteer to handle them for you.  If you need help in doing this, post back here and I'm happy to assist.  Thanks.

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