Laptop Diaries V

Solaris 10, on my Dell, out of the box, running at 1024 by 768.

Solaris 10 JDS Desktop

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Laptop Diaries V: Does your network card work?

Posted by Ping-Wu Zhang on April 18, 2005 at 04:01 PM PDT #

My LAN interface, (not sure if its onboard or off board) works fine on both Windows (as you'd expect) and Solaris. It previously worked fine with RH 9.0 and so I'm not expecting any problems with the Fedora build. (See my article today).

Posted by Dave on April 18, 2005 at 05:37 PM PDT #

I have successfully installed Solaris 10 on my Athlon64. This is the first time I have played with Solaris, and I am very excited about it. (Due to licensing issues, e.g., you cannot include proprietary binary modules in a Linux kernel, I have become a CDDL/OpenSolaris fan overnight.) The installation script for Solaris 10 is definitely far inferior to those in many main-stream Linux distros (e.g., Fedoar, RHEL, Mandriva, SUSE, or even Debian). Additionally, since I was a virgin in Solaris, I also ran into two "main" problems: 1. Despite of my efforts, Solaris 10 installation still took over the entire disk. (Could you describe in more detail how you did the XP-Linux-Solaris multi-boot?) 2. There appear to be no drivers for the built-in LAN interface (ASUS K8N Deluxe) as well as a bread-n-butter Realtek card. I am trying to up my Solaris learning curve. In the meantime, any detailed discussion/revelation on your Solaris_x86 installation experience will be greatly appreciated. Thanx.

Posted by Ping-Wu Zhang on April 19, 2005 at 10:30 AM PDT #

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