** ** ** VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter ** ** Solaris 8/9 ** ** v1.07 Feb. 2004 ** ** Introduction: ============= This document describes the procedure to install the Solaris 8/9 driver for "VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter". Contents of the Subdirectory: ============================= fets.pkg The ethernet driver for Solaris 8/9. fets.txt This file. Installation: ============= Solaris 8/9 Installing driver procedure on Solaris 8/9 : ----------------------------------------- Before you start with the installation process, make sure that the Solaris 8/9 system is properly installed. Similarly, your adapter should also be properly installed in your machine. 1. Installation Diskette in DOS format. Put the "VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter" Solaris 8/9 Driver diskette to floppy A: and copy driver package into Solaris's directories. # volcheck # cp /floppy/floppy0/fets.pkg /tmp 2. Run 'pkgadd' utility to add the driver software to system. # pkgadd -d /tmp/fets.pkg => Select "1 fets VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver" to add the driver package to the system. => quit 3. Create or rename the /etc/hostname.XXX# to /etc/hostname.fets# The '#' of filename /etc/hostname.fetsX is the instance number of driver. You can find this instance by examine the output of program 'dmesg'. 4. Shutdown and reboot the system. # cd / # sync;sync;reboot NOTE: 1. This driver can support up to four network adapters. Network driver options: ======================= The following parameters can be set after we installed the driver. You can add all parameters to /kernel/drv/fets.conf The syntax of parameter is: <parameter name>=value1,value2,value3,...; For example, if you have 3 NIC cards, and you want to set the speed_duplex paramter value of them . You can add the following line to set it. speed_duplex=1,2,3; Then, the parameter value of first NIC card with index=0 will be 1 (100Mbps half duplex mode), the second NIC card with index=1 will be 2 (100Mbps full duplex mode), and the third NIC card with index=2 will be 3 (10Mbps half duplex mode). You can use 'dmesg' to find out the index number of each card. 1) speed_duplex speed_duplex is used for setting the speed and duplex mode of NIC. Value: 0: indicate autonegotiation for both speed and duplex mode (Default). 1: indicate 100Mbps half duplex mode 2: indicate 100Mbps full duplex mode 3: indicate 10Mbps half duplex mode 4: indicate 10Mbps full duplex mode 2) enable_tagging (For management adapter only) enable_tagging is used for enabling VLAN ID setting and enabling priority transmit. Value: 0: disable VID setting and priority transmit (Default). 1: enable VID setting and priority transmit. 3) VID_setting (For management adapter only) VID_setting is used for setting the VLAN ID of NIC. Value: 0: default VID. 1-4094: other VIDs. 4) flow_control flow_control is used for setting the flow control ability of NIC. Value: 1: hardware default (auto). Use hardware default value. 2: disable PAUSE. 3: enable PAUSE. When setting to Hardware Default(Auto), the flow control setting is according to the auto-negotiation result based on PHY hardware default values. However, when setting to other values(Disable, Enable), driver will just disable or enable flow control ability according to your setting.Download Driver Pack
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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