README.TXT Driver File Contents (en1688.zip)

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 Accton ISA Ethernet Adapter Solaris for X86 Driver Installation
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This file describes the SunSoft Solaris X86 Ethernet network driver
installation procedure for Accton's EN1688 series products.

After the successful installation of Solaris X86 Unix, proceed to
do the network installation as described below:

1.  Insert Accton EN1688 ISA Ethernet adapter in your PC's expansion slot.

2.  Run Setup program (from Accton Driver Program Diskette)
    to configure and test the adapter.
    (Write down the IRQ and I/O address for later use)

3.  Startup the system and log on to Solaris as Superuser(root).

4.  Remove /etc/hostname.*  and reboot the system if you had installed
    network driver. ( if you are using SMC's 'smc' driver, the file
    /etc/hostname.smc0 is required, otherwise, if you are using
    Accton's 'actn' driver, the installation program automatically
    create the file /etc/hostname.actn0.)

	# rm /etc/hostname.*
	# halt

5.  You will get an error message indicating that the device is busy
    because you can not access diskettes directly running the Solaris
    Unix V2.4 service the Volume Management software.  The diskettes
    are normally managed by the Volume Management software.  Before
    you attempt to continue with the next installing step, use the
    following command to stop the Volume Management software.

	# /etc/init.d/volmgt stop     ( only for Solaris V2.4 )

6.  Copy the install package file (acctar.16) from Accton's distributed
    diskette or BBS to the SunSoft Solaris X86 unix system's /tmp directory.

	# mount -F pcfs /dev/diskette /mnt
	# cp /mnt/acctar.16 /tmp
	# umount /mnt
	# /etc/init.d/volmgt start    ( only for Solaris V2.4 )

7.  At the system prompt, execute the commands "dos2unix' and "uudecode" to
    change the file data format, as follows:

	 # cd /tmp
	 # dos2unix acctar.16 acctar.uu
	 # uudecode acctar.uu

8.  Extract the driver installation package files (Acc.tar).

	 # tar xvf Acc.tar

9.  Copy the install package file directory (Accton1688) and contents
    to /var/spool/pkg.

	 # cp -r Accton1688 /var/spool/pkg

10. Install the driver in the Solaris unix.

	 # pkgadd Accton1688

    The Console prompts you for the following:

    Where should the device driver object be installed [/kernel/drv]? _

	Press <Enter>

    Should required driver configuration files be modified [y,n]? _

	Press <y>

    Should /etc/hostname.actn0 be created with the current system name? _

	key in the System Hostname

    Do you want to continue with the installation of this package [y,n,?]_

	Press <y>

    The Console will inform you when driver installation is completed.


11. Edit /kernel/drv/actn.conf to change "ioaddr" and "intr" value
    specified in step 2.

    Warning: The IRQ and I/O address in actn.conf file should
	     match the settings indicated when running the
	     Setup program.

    Sample actn.conf is:

# Driver.conf file for the "Accton EN1688"
#
# Keywords and their positional parameters:
#
#	ioaddr - is the base I/O port address.
#	intr   - 1st positional parameter is the relative priority of
#			the device against other devices existing
#			within the system as far as interrupt handling
#			is concerned.
#		 2nd positional parameter is the IRQ
#	reg    - 2nd and third positional parameters indicates the
#			physical address and the length in bytes of the
#			device memory-mapped address space respectively.
#
#	multisize (optional) - specifies the number of multicast
#		addresses supported by this device driver; default is 16.
#
# See isa(4) for details about the format of this file.

name="actn" class="sysbus" ioaddr=0x300 intr=5,3 reg=0,0xc8000,0x4000;
				     |	       |---> IRQ 3
				     |---> I/O port address

12. Edit /etc/hosts to add my IP address and hostname.
    Edit /etc/netmasks to add netmask.

	ex. /etc/hosts
		127.0.0.1	 localhost loghost
		<my IP address>  <my hostname>
		     .. 	      ..

13. Driver is installed successful, Reboot the system.

	#halt

14. If you need to uninstall the Accton1688 package, remove
    /etc/hostname.actn0 and reboot the system.

	 # rm /etc/hostname.actn0
	 # halt

    reboot the system and run the following:

	 # pkgrm Accton1688

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How To Update Drivers Manually

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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