Solaris 10 on Athlon 64!
By relling on Dec 01, 2004
I installed Solaris 10 software Express 11/04 on one of my Athlon64 systems at home. It boots and installs as 64-bit, a pleasant surprise. This box has an MSI K8N Neo motherboard which is based on the NVIDIA nForce 3 250 Gb chipset. Out of the box, the audio and networking did not work. For a temporary network solution, I've added a PCI card... it is just too hard to transfer needed files if you aren't on any network.
For nForce 3 audio, I was able to convince the audio810 driver to work. This driver is now
included in Solaris 10, since that is what we use for our Opteron-based workstations. But I had
to create an entry in the /etc/driver_aliases file to bind the driver as follows:
I won't guarantee this will work for anyone, but it seems to work for me. Preliminary testing is going well. If I don't find any problems, I'll try to find out how to get this alias added to the main Solaris 10 distribution. Now, onto the network problem...