By mkupfer on Nov 09, 2004
I just learned a trick for use with
/etc/driver_aliases that I wanted to share.
Last Friday I did a net install of Solaris 10 on an internal test
system. It's some sort of x86 box; I don't have access to the
lab to verify the type. When I rebooted after the net install,
the system wasn't recognizing its network. ``ifconfig -a''
would only list
lo0. I would have suspected that
the NIC wasn't plugged in, except I had just installed
it over the network.
DuBoff explained to me that a likely cause of the
that the card was not listed in
/etc/driver_aliases. The fix procedure was pretty
- do ``prtconf -pv'' and look for a line for the NIC that
appears to contain a
driver_aliasesentry. In this case it was
model: 'PCI: 14e4,1645.1028.121.15 - Broadcom 5701 Gigabit Ethernet'
- Add a corresponding line to
/etc/driver_aliases. In this case: