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Solaris 10 Ethernet card question

How come Solaris 10 has a conf file for a bge card in /platform/sun4u/kernel/drv but not eri cards? the eri card was in the system at install and a cat /etc/path_to_inst | grep network shows:

"/pci@1f,0/network@c,1" 0 "eri"

I know I can make changes to the eri card with an rc script and ndd but I thought those days were gone under Solaris 10.  
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Not all cards (network adapters) can be configured using config files.
And some cards can be configured, but there is no sample file in the
system. In this case, you will have to create one from scratch.

To see if the driver in question allows for config files, use
   man <driver>

If you check the eri man page, you will see a reference to a file
   /kernel/drv/eri.conf
near the end of the man page.
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
A sample file /kernel/drv/eri.conf for your card would look like
this (in one single line!):
name="eri" parent="/pci@1f,0/network" unit-address="c,1"
adv_100fdx_cap=1 adv_100hdx_cap=0 adv_10fdx_cap=0 adv_10hdx_cap=0 adv_autoneg_cap=0;

If you want to set all eri devices in your system to the same
values, use this single line entry (omit the card description):
adv_100fdx_cap=1 adv_100hdx_cap=0 adv_10fdx_cap=0 adv_10hdx_cap=0 adv_autoneg_cap=0;
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jjc_mnAuthor Commented:
So the conf files already in the /platform/sun4u/kernel/drv directory are just examples and not generated by what the Solaris 10 OS detected when I loaded it? I just use them as a template to create my own if my card is not already in there? Correct?
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
The conf files usually only contain a bunch of comments

Yes: Create a (new) file with whatever contents you need and
reload the driver. Depending on the type of driver you may have
to reboot.
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jjc_mnAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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