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         How to install Solaris/x86 version 7 or 8

1. This is the first beta version (v1.00) driver and used for
   Solaris/x86 version 8 or 7.
2. It does not support Speed/Duplex-Force mode, it depends on 
   the hardware Nway auto-negotiation in this version.
3. It supports the Realtek's native PCI-VID_DID cards, 
   VID_10EC_DID_8169, in the install script.
4. Install method:
    a. Power-off your PC and insert your RTL8169 adapter.
    b. Boot-up you Solaris/x86 and login as "root".
    c. Copy the "" into the temporary location in your
    d. UNZIP the "" and you will get 2 files, "rtlg" and
    e. If the PCI ID for your RTL8169 adapter is not VID_10EC_DID_8169,
       you can modify the "Install" file to match your PCI ID, 
       VID_ABCD_DID_WXYZ for example, modify the "pci10ec,8169" to 
    f. Run the "Install" from File Manager to install the driver, and 
       it will modify 2 files, "/etc/name_to_major" and "/etc/driver_aliases"
    g. You need to create the "/etc/hostname.rtlg0" file and modify some
       other related files to make your networking environments working well.
    h. You can execute "touch /reconfigure" then "shutdown -i5 -g0", so that
       Solaris will reboot and scan changed
       hardware environment.
    i. You can execute "ifconfig -a" to make sure the RTL8169 driver is up.
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After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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