[rescue] Help id'ing SunPCi revisions

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Sat Oct 21 01:06:33 CDT 2006

Brock Johnson wrote:
> You can figure out which card you have based on the memory on it. The 
> original SunPCI's used PC66 SDRAM in the standard 168 pin form. The 
> later cards all use SODIMM sticks. SunPCI-II/IIPro use SDRAM, the 
> III/IIIPro use DDR.

*EXCELLENT*!  What a simple, UNAMBIGUOUS way to differentiate
between them!  Thank you very much!

> For the original cards I know you're stuck with the 1.3 version driver, 
> I've never had a II/III card to play with so I can't speak for them.

I've apparently got a II -- though I haven't yet proceeded far
enough into the installation to figure out what *else* it
might have/be.

Thanks, again, Brock!

> Don Y wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a Sun PCi card ("Chimera") but have been unable to
>> figure out which *version* of the card it is (and, thus,
>> which version of the drivers to use!).
>> Can anyone point me to a pictoral (!) reference for these?
>> The Sun site seems to only show the latest version (which
>> I am pretty sure is NOT what I have  :<  )
>> Alternatively, can anyone comment on whether or not the
>> *latest* driver would be smart enough to handle all
>> previous revisions (from what I have been able to
>> gather, this is NOT the case...)

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