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Old 02-25-2002
Ethernet Drivers

I installed Solaris 8 on Compaq EN733 system which has Intel /100 Network Card. When I ran 'ifconfig -a', it did not show any nic card attarched to it. I am not sure is this driver problem or something else.
Any help will be highly appreciated.
# 2  
Old 02-26-2002
for testing your card in sun machines in PROM mode we have some option to check NIC card this is
( OK test net or OK watch-net-all)
if you don't have this option in your machine you can check it
with :
"ndd /dev/hme link_status" if it gives 0 means your link is down
& you should fix your card with the following option you can also check the mode.
" ndd /dev/hme link_mode "

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Old 02-26-2002
Hi there,
I am getting the error after giving him the command "ndd /dev/hme link_status". Error is "couldn't push module hme, No such device or address". This is what the system cound not found hme (nic card). This is the same as "ifconfig -a" and cound not found any nic card.
Any other idea.
Remember, this is a Intel based machine.
# 4  
Old 02-27-2002
I'm not sure wehther you've installed all essential patches for solaris 8.0 or no ,cause i had the same problem for my sun machine and after installing all Rec. patches ,it resolved.

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Old 03-13-2002
I have installed Solaris 8 on the same machine and networked it wothout any problems.

Have you tried looking in the BIOS to see whether the on-board NIC adapter has been disabled. If the system doesnt see one then it could be disabled.

If you have a spare NIC card,you could try putting that into the box and run 'devfsadm'. The system should then see it.
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