[rescue] More Qlogic on Solaris 10 + now Ethernet question

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Dec 26 15:35:44 CST 2007

On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 09:27:33AM -0800, stephen price wrote:
> --- Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> > Also, my GigE card now shows up as skge1 instead of
> > skge0.  How do I
> > reset this on Solaris10/SPARC?
> You have two choices.  1) manually edit the
> /etc/path_to_inst and remove all instances of the sk
> driver info & do a reconfigure boot. (make a backup
> copy of /etc/path_to_inst in case you typo & your e250
> doesnt boot!)  2) put the card back in its original
> slot.
> a deinstall & reinstall of the driver alone won't fix
> the issue.
> as to flashing the qla card under solaris - go to the
> qlogic web site & download the firmware & instructions
> on how to flash the card.  They're published & posted
> for solaris as well as linux, windows etc etc.  Make
> sure that you get the sparc binaries & not the intel
> ones for solaris.

OK, I decided to try flashing the card finally, but the instructions
depend on the card showing up in the listing from the show-devs command
in OPB, which doesn't happen.

I think I'm going to have to pull the card and try it in a PC or SGI.
Or pull the card and just get a new one.

Anyone have a Solaris 10 compatible FC card (copper, preferably HSSDC,
but any copper would be fine) they'd be willing to part with for some
> if it is a rebranded sgi card, it may or may not have
> proprietary firmware on it - I don't remember.  But
> I've flashed qla card between windows, linux & sparc
> usually without any problems.

I was led to believe that the SGI cards had generic PC firmware on them
as Irix didn't need card firmware for booting anyway.

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