SUMMARY: Support for Realtek based Ethernet Cards in Solaris 9

From: Gustavo A. Lozano <>
Date: Fri Oct 31 2003 - 11:03:48 EST
Original Question:

How can I get a Realtek chib based ethernet card working in a Ultra
System running Solaris 9?

Answer :

Nobody but the Author of the rf driver came with a solution (compile the
driver with gcc-3.x)

After getting the driver from

And installing a fresch copy of gcc, the module works and now I can have
as many cheap ethernet cards as my PCI bus count allows me:

bash-2.05# ifconfig -a
hme0: flags=1004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4> mtu 1500
index 1
	inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
	ether 8:0:20:b0:f9:94 
lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 2
	inet netmask ff000000 
rf0: flags=1000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
	inet netmask 0 
	ether 0:e0:7d:f6:11:7f 
rf1: flags=1000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 4
	inet netmask 0 
	ether 0:e0:7d:f6:11:75 

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