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SirTakis
12-30-06, 04:01 PM
Hi!
I installed drivers for Solaris Version: 1.0-7664 and it was impossible
to reboot os after this.
I replaced 161 by 432 driver_aliases file and I can reboot my OS, but I can't configure 3D.

/usr/X11/bin/scanpci
pci bus 0x0003 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x10de device 0x0161
nVidia Corporation GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)
/var/adm/log/messages
Dec 26 19:47:10 unknown genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] nvidia255 is
/pseudo/nvidia@255

Please tel me if Version 1.0-7664 is good, and how can do to configure
correctly my nvidia 6200.

Thanks
cordialy
alexandre kappa

netllama
12-30-06, 04:10 PM
1.0-7664 hasn't been supported in over a year. 1.0-9746 is the latest supported driver for Solaris-x86.

Thanks,
Lonni

SirTakis
12-30-06, 05:46 PM
1.0-7664 hasn't been supported in over a year. 1.0-9746 is the latest supported driver for Solaris-x86.

Thanks,
Lonni

Hi!
Thank you very much Lonni for your response.
How can do to uninstall old drivers version if it's necessary ?
Thanks
cordialy
alexandre kappa
P.S. Excuse me for my bad English.

netllama
12-30-06, 05:51 PM
Installing the new driver version will automatically uninstall any previous driver installations.

Thanks,
Lonni

SirTakis
01-01-07, 02:01 PM
Hi!
My last question befor instaling drivers.
README file http://us.download.nvidia.com/solaris/1.0-9746/README/chapter-01.html
tell us to use # reboot -- -r command to rebboot after installing drivers.
3. Reboot:
# reboot -- -r
The -r option causes a reconfiguration boot.
If I use two commands as follow?
# touch /reconfigure
# init 6
Is the result the same, in both cases?
Because a user of Solaris tel me that reboot -- -r is dangerous for OS.
thank you Lonni
cordialy
alexandre kappa

netllama
01-01-07, 02:09 PM
Running:
touch /reconfigure

is far more destructive than just doing a "reboot -- -r". It basically wipes out all system specific configurations and forces you to reconfigure them, which is normally not what you'd want for a system which is already working fine.

I'd be curious why a user of Solaris told you that doing a "reboot -- -r" is dangerous, as that command is the method that Sun recommends.

ameiurus
01-01-07, 08:53 PM
Running:
touch /reconfigure

is far more destructive than just doing a "reboot -- -r". It basically wipes out all system specific configurations and forces you to reconfigure them, which is normally not what you'd want for a system which is already working fine.

I'd be curious why a user of Solaris told you that doing a "reboot -- -r" is dangerous, as that command is the method that Sun recommends.

I beg to differ. "touch /reconfigure" and "reboot -- -r" do exactly the same thing. The only thing more "destructive" would be doing a "devfsadm -C" which removes device links that it does not find. I use "touch /reconfigure" exclusive since I will guarantee that the device configure will occur no matter what happens during the shutdown.

SirTakis
01-04-07, 06:29 PM
Hi!
I'm verry happy .... installing succeded.
Thank you Lonni.
I was noticed one diference using reboot -- -r command:
The creation of a line on grub menu during reboot process.
This line disappear during next reboot process.
cordialy
predator

Laurent Blume
01-05-07, 04:35 PM
Running:
touch /reconfigure

is far more destructive than just doing a "reboot -- -r". It basically wipes out all system specific configurations and forces you to reconfigure them, which is normally not what you'd want for a system which is already working fine.

I'd be curious why a user of Solaris told you that doing a "reboot -- -r" is dangerous, as that command is the method that Sun recommends.

It's me who said that reboot is evil on Solaris.
I wonder who at Sun recommends using reboot? It is clearly stated in the man why it is dangerous:
The reboot utility does not execute the scripts in /etc/rcnum.d or execute shutdown actions in inittab(4). To ensure a complete shutdown of system services, use shutdown(1M) or init(1M) to reboot a Solaris system.
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/816-5166/6mbb1kqdk?q=init&a=view

Me, I like *clean* shutdowns, which reboot does not do on Solaris (same for halt and poweroff). They are emergency commands, to use when regular shutdown and init do not work (like when there's NFS I/O pending that won't succeed).

And I also wonder where you got the idea that touch /reconfigure is destructive? There are quite a few patches that do it already, and it's a completely painless process, with no user intervention required beside the reboot, and no change done to existing configuration. It only checks for *new* peripheral, it does not modify any existing ones:
The /reconfigure file causes the Solaris software to check for the presence of any newly installed devices the next time you turn on or boot your system..
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-5093/6mkisoptc?a=view

You're probably mistaking it with the sys-unconfigure command, which is something quite different.

I hope this will clarify the situation, and help correct that NVidia README that is making far too many new users believe reboot is safe. It's not.