In general, only Sun PCI cards will work in a Sun Ultra 10
John Sullivan, Doug Otto, and Tim Evans had the most interesting
"Sullivan, John" wrote:
> Sun does not provide a driver for any ethernet board other than
> their hme boards. Two others I have used that are less expensive
> are from Performance Technologies (PT-PCI560 board, which actually
> IS a re-branded 3Com 3C905 board, but includes PT's driver for it -
> the driver is actually what you're paying for) and OSICOM (2300
> single port and 2340 quad-port, both based on DEC 2114x chipset -
> again, including the vendor's drivers). All work very well (they
> seem faster than the hme board), and even though they cost about
> $240 USD each, that's quite a bit less than Sun's board.
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"Otto, Doug" wrote:
> Performance Technologies sells a SUN compatible PCI ethernet card for
> $250.00. What you get in the box is a 3C509B and a driver on a floppy disk.
> I bought one because I had a deadline to meet and needed something in a
> hurry. Since the OE card is almost 3 times that amount it seemed like a
> good deal....
Tim Evans wrote:
> Sez Greg Polanski (for which I'm grateful):
> >Can I add a 3 COM Fast Etherlink XL card, 3c905-tx,
> >to an Ultra-10? Must I use only Sun PCI cards ?
> I can't answer your question, but I can tell you Sun's
> 3c905-TX driver for *x86* Solaris is badly, badly broken. In
> fact, Sun Support recommended that I replace it with an Intel
> NIC (EtherExpress PRO/100+). I cannot say if there is a Sparc
> driver for either of these cards.
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Arthur Darren Dunham wrote:
> Look through your dmesg output to see if it's seen at boot time. Unless
> 3com supplies a solaris driver with it, then it probably won't work.
> Darren Dunham email@example.com
> From: Misha Pavlov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Searching mailist archive:
> > Sun Ultra uses a 66mhz super-set of the PCI bus standard, and not all
> > manufacturers of PC PCI cards support this. So, no not all PC PCI cards
> > work in Ultras (actually not many).
Greg Polanski wrote:
> Can I add a 3 COM Fast Etherlink XL card, 3c905-tx,
> to an Ultra-10? Must I use only Sun PCI cards ?
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