SUMMARY: Configuring new devices

From: Richard Hampshire <>
Date: Thu Mar 13 2003 - 11:13:45 EST
Ok, thanks go to...
Alex Stade
Clayton Streator Jr
David Harrington
Jeff Horwitz
Bertrand Hutin
Anand Chouthai
Pablo Jejcic
Matt Harris
Marco Greene

I ended up doing the following, not sure if all this was needed but it's 
now working
% devlinks
% devfsadm
% ifconfig -a plumb (This then displayed the new adapters qe0 qe1 qe2 qe3, 
it is a 4 port card so this was pretty good confirmation I was on the 
right lines)
% ifconfig hme0 down unplumb
% ifconfig qe0 w.x.y.z netmask 255.255.y.z broadcast w.x.y.z up

for completeness I then did mv /etc/hostname.hme0 /etc/hostname.qe0

So far no one has mentioned a qe network device... don't ask me what it 
is, all I know is that we traded it for a pint of beer.

Richard Hampshire <>
Sent by:
13/03/2003 15:18

        Subject:        Configuring new devices

Hi all. 

I've got an Ultra 1 running Solaris 8 on which the on board network 
interface has died. I've managed to get hold of an sbus network card, 
which judging by the lights on the hub it's connected to is working fine. 
However I'm at a complete loss as to how to find out what this new device 
is called. I've done a boot -r but that hasn't added anything to /dev.

One of my colleagues has said that he believes a makedev command needs to 
be used but I've no idea what syntax to feed it.

Can anyone help?

        - Rich.

Richard Hampshire
Systems Administrator
Accelrys Ltd.

Accelrys is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmacopeia Inc.
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