Solaris on Sony Vaio Laptop
By pradhap on May 15, 2007
Yesterday tried installing Solaris Express on Sony Vaio laptop VGN-FE48G/H . Ran into few issues, which we eventually resolved.
\*) Ethernet doesnot come up. It keeps throwing the error message on console
iprb0: Selftest failed Sig = 0 Result = ffffffff
iprb0: Port is not clear, SW reset command is not completed yet...
Workaround is to do update the driver alias
~#update_drv -a -i '"pci8086,1092"' iprb
~#ifconfig -a plumb
\*) For sound drivers download package oss-solaris-v4.0-1002-i386.pkg from http://www.opensound.com and install it . Run "ossdetect" and "osstest" to see if audio works.
Tips for playing movies:-
~#mplayer -ao oss:/dev/oss/hdaudio0/pcm3 movie.mpg
For playing music in XMMS select
\*) Preferences-> OSS Driver [libOSS.so]
Then click on configure and check the "Use alternate device" and add /dev/oss/hdaudio0/pcm3