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Asus A6b00vc Drivers For Xp

Note on PCMCIA cardsSolaris currently can only use PCMCIA cards in "PCIC" mode, the legacymode.Well, strictly speaking, it can use CardBus mode in some situations, butonly if the "CardBus base address" has been initialized by the bios or someother means. And even if you do set it by hand, there are other nastiesthat basically mean it will only work about 5% of the time. If you have a Sun "supported" PCMCIA card (listed on Sun's HCL), butcannot force your slot to the old mode in the BIOS, you cantry the FREE initpcic patch, from According tothe README file for it, you may get use out of it if"prtconf -D grep pcic" shows something. If so, get thesoftware, and follow the directions carefully about setting it up.An alternative is to take a look at page forsolaris.They have written various drivers for cards in the new PCMCIA CardBus mode, under solaris. Unfortunately, the drivers are not free; they runabout $100.However, there is an impressive range of products they support, above andbeyond the range of cards supported by Sun, including some802.11b wireless networking cards.Note on graphicsThe latest Xsun patches have "generic VESA/SVGA" support.(patch 109401), so it should work with almost any video card.You can also tweak it to support 1400x1050For support for Dell's new super-hi-res screens (nv based), you cantry just pkgadd -d DELLwxga.pkg, and thenselecting one of the "Dell W*XGA" LCD Monitors from kdmconfig.For a wider general range of card suport from Xsun, you may want to installthexfree86 'porting' kit from Sun. Despite its 'porting kit' name, it actually comes with compiled binaries that areplug-n-go, for any card that xfree4.2.0 supports. You can also get a patchfor suns patch, to better support some ATI cards, from Juergen Keil's siteUnfortunately, the support isnot 100% perfect: using a geforce2 with the kit will display most things,but certain very rare apps will have corrupted graphics (As of Dec 14,2001). Unfortunately, one of these "rare apps" is Netscape 6.1, but thegood news is, you can allegedly work around this issue by calling it with--no-xshm FIX for solaris 9 x86: install patch 112786Another option is XiG's commercial X server. XiG'd drivers support a fewcards that xfree does not. Their drivers are production quality, and if youpay a little extra, you can get 3d acceleration for your laptop, too.Note on ethernet cardsTry to get an Intel one, either built-in, or through a "miniPCI" board.Solaris has excellent support for just about any intel NIC. All others are hit-or-miss whether they are supported.If you are pretty sure you have an intel-compatible card, but dont knowwhat ID to put in, then use myprtdev utility, to find a PCI ID for yourethernet controller that looks like 8086,xxxx. You'll be looking for the"True VendorID/DeviceID" information.As a last resort, you can try some third-party free drivers for on-boardethernet and PCMCIA cards: Garrett D'amore's Ethernet drivers Masayuki Murayama's drivers(some PCMCIA drivers here also) Realtek solaris ethernet drivers , including a special "solaris express", aka solaris 10, driver.How do you get the drivers on the box, if you dont have a working ethernetport? The easiest way is via floppy after the OS install, if you have one.An alternative is to use a modem to dial in to an ISP and download them "directly". Or, use the serial port with a null-modem adapter to get them"indirectly", from another local computer. You'll probably want to connect to another unix box, and use "tip", to get a uuencoded versionof the neccessary archive. See elsewhere for directions on using tip.Note on sound cardsYou have three options for sound on your laptop: (free) Sun's limited built-in drivers (free) Juergen Keil's audio drivers (commercial) The OSS drivers from www.opensound.comNote on docking stationsUsually, solaris will be able to see devices on the "other side" of adocking station, but sometimes, it does not initially know about it. You may be able to solve this problem by adding the appropriate entry to/etc/driver_aliases. One entry that has beenreported to be useful, ispci_pci "pci104c,ac22"If that does not work, you can attempt to find a more appropriate valueby doing the following: When your laptop is not in the docking status, run "prtconf -D > /tmp/pre-dock " When your laptop is IN the docking status, run "prtconf -D > /tmp/post-dock " Run " diff /tmp/pre-dock /tmp/post-dock"This should give you a candidate or two to try for editing and using theexample pci_pci line, above.Installing via serial port If you are having extreme difficulty with your video card (or keyboard) during the install, and you know there is a patch for it once you have the OS installed, you may choose to try installing via a terminal on the serial port. Details for this are included in this fileLast ditch install planIf for some reason, you "have to" install solaris on a particularlaptop that does not have a boot-supported cdrom or ethernet device, afinal option is to use vmware. It has been reported that you can installvmware on linux or ms-windows, and configure vmware to give the upcoming solaris install access to a (f)disk partition, and access tothe MBR. You also need to configure vmware to present a CD ISO image asa cdrom drive. Once all this is done, you can install solaris withinvmware. [Within vmware, boot off the fake cdrom drive, and run theinstall to the fdisk partition designated above].Once that is accomplished, you can reboot the "real" machine, andboot into solaris directly, without going through linux or vmware.You may not have access to the cdrom or network device.. but you'll havesolaris on the laptop :-}[presuming that the internal hard drive is scsi or ATA attached.]Tweaking iprb from cdromIf you find yourself with only a CDROM, no floppy, no install on harddrive, a non-standard iprb pci-ID, but but you *need* access to the network [eg: you want to install a flash archive over thenet], you can use the following hack proceedure, presuming the pci id foryour adapter is compatible with pci8086,1031: boot to cdrom "normally", but exit install when you get the chance mkdir /tmp/overlay cd /etc ; tar cf - . (cd /tmp/overlay; tar xf -) cd / ; mount -F lofs /tmp/overlay /etc rem_drv iprb (This wil remove ALL iprb entries from driver_aliases add_drv -i pci8086,1031 iprbYou should now be able to do "ifconfig iprb0 plumb", etc.I have used this trick to do a flash install over the network by running"suninstall" by hand after configuring the interface appropriately.The slow alternative method for no-floppy, would be to do a core install,edit /boot/solaris/devicedb/master and /etc/driver_aliases, reboot, anduse the DCA **on the local disk** to then do a full jumpstart over the network.[You'll want to go into "Boot tasks" and set boot strategy to RARP though]In theory, there might be a way to get PXEboot to work, if your laptopsupports it. But it is waaay complex to setup, and I dont know of anyonein the field who has suceeded in setting it up on a non-supported ethernetdevice.Hibernation/Suspend modeSome laptops have a "suspend" or "hibernate" mode that will actuallypartially work with solaris. The trouble is that some of the drivers mayneed resetting.Youri Podchosov has made a hibernation scriptthat can be manually run, to get around the effects of this. Note that it needs to be customized foryour praticular laptop.

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