SUMMARY: SPARC 5 reconfigure woe

From: wdwright@CCGATE.HAC.COM
Date: Fri Apr 11 2008 - 10:43:23 CDT

Original post:
> Any idea why booting with either the -r flag or /reconfigure is NOT creating
> the appropriate /devices/iommu.../sbus... file for my IOTECH SB488 card?
> The card tests ok using the vendors destructions and is installed in slot 2.
> Slot 3 contains a cgsix card, slot 1 is empty. I'm running ROM version 2.15
> what its worth. I called IOTECH tech support and they'll "get back to me".
> I figured the LIST would be quicker. Of course I'll summarize.

In the words of the infamous engineer H. Simpson ... "Dooope!" I knew this
once upon a time but have slept (and had a few beers) since then...

Thanks to Russ Poffenberger for his following solution/reminder:

Is this an IEEE488 card? Did you install drivers? boot -r won't do anything
unless Solaris knows how to driver it, which it doesn't (not a standard Sun
device). The manuf should provide a driver, then all will be well once it is

Now, if you have installed a driver, and you still don't get the devices, then
suspect that the driver cannot probe the card, which may mean that the card
could be bad. Or their driver is buggy.

Russ Poffenberger Engineering Specialist
Schlumberger Technologies ATE DOMAIN: 1601
Technology Drive CIS: 72401,276
San Jose, Ca. 95110 Voice: (408)437-5254 FAX: (408)437-5246

Thanks also to the following for responding:

"Matthew J. Hill" <>
Dave McFerren <>
Bill Mooney <>
"Matthew Stier" <>
Leo Crombach <>

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