Solaris can automatically recognize some hardware devices and use drivers that have been pre-loaded from the Solaris installation CD-ROM. Other hardware devices come with their own Solaris drivers.
So, if I'm considering a new peripheral card (for instance, an Ethernet card) and I know what kind of chip is used (for instance, an AMD 79C970), is there a way to determine in advance whether or not Solaris will support that peripheral?
Note: I already know Solaris will supports that particular Ethernet chip. My question is really how to find out what devices need to have Solaris drivers included from the vendor, and what devices don't need drivers from the vendor because Solaris already has support. I'm trying to locate lists of chips (serial, Ethernet, SCSI, etc) from assorted vendors (National, Siemens, LSI, etc) for which Sun includes drivers on their Solaris 8 (or Solaris 9) CD-ROM release.
Couldn't find such info at www.sun.com