[rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some issues though.

CLIFFORD HAIGHT 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
this department.
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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