[rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some issues though.
klemish at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 4 11:33:08 CST 2016
In December I picked up at SPARCstation 10 for $5 plus shipping as an impulse
I picked this up for the purposed as an automation server after nostalgia
looking back at using a SPARCStation back in the mid 90's that was used as BBS
for our high school.
It didn't have a hard drive and the NVRAM had gone bad. Since I have
upgraded the SM41 to SM61, replaced the NVram, put in a 1gb had disk with
SunOS 4.1.4 and added a 64mb of ram...
Now onto the issues...
1) Solaris drivers for GPIB-SCSI-A and SB-GPIB. I am using SunOS 4.1.4
initially because National Instruments only provides drivers for SunOS 4 from
their website. There was drivers produced for Solaris 2+ but they where
for purchase. I have tried to buy these drivers from NI but unfortunately
they don't sell them anymore and won't provide them. Does anyone know of
where I can find them or a source for them?
2) SunOS 4.1.4 patches, what patches are available for SunOS 4 and were can
they be found? I would like to be able to connect my sparcstation to a
network but this has issues, I having issues software and hardware wise in
Optionally any critical fixes I should now about? Is there a package
management system on SunOS 4 and/or binary repositories?
3) I am having a hardware issue with the onboard NIC. On the hub I show a
connection but on the sparcstation OBP shows no connection. Any ideas on
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