Open Solaris on the EeePC 701 4G

To get OpenSolaris to work on the EeePC 701 4G is here some steps:

1. Install OpenSolaris 2008.11

Easy step :-) I used an external CD-ROM driver over USB to boot from. It might be needed to change boot order in bios. I installed to the SSD.

2. Get wireless working

Read http://wiki.genunix.org/wiki/index.php/EeePC which present the way to get wireless working. If you want to connect to a hidden wireless wpa2 secure network read here: http://blogs.sun.com/lubos/entry/joining_a_hidden_wpa2_secured 

You need to remove the old SUNWatheros like this:

	pfexec pkg uninstall SUNWatheros

and install the new with:

	pfexec pkg-add -d SUNWatheros

pfexec update_drv -a -i '"pci168c,1c"' ath

	pfexec devfsadm -i ath  

3. Remove unneeded software (This step is not needed, unless you want something else than the standard install of software on the PC)

	just use pfexec pkg uninstall <package> I removed evolution and some other things 

4. Get wired working

I could not get it to work :-( http://wiki.genunix.org/wiki/index.php/EeePC demostrate a way to get it to work...

5. Install extra software

I installed j6jdk and openoffice3 

 

The page: http://www.storyq.net/boxes/2813 mention something that do not work, and shows how to get a 3g modem to work on open solaris. 

Comments:

Nice tutorial!

Posted by John on April 10, 2009 at 01:06 AM CEST #

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