Revisiting SunPCI driver install on Solaris 10

I’ve posted before on installing the SunPCI drivers on Solaris 10 but skipped a few steps. Sites to download the drivers are limited, but if you Google for the exact file name, you can find some locations, search for SUNWspci3.tar.Z

Unzip the file with:

uncompress *.Z

The untar with:

tar xf SUNWspci_13.tar

The SunPCI card in my Ultra60 is a 1.3 card, not 3, so be careful which package you download. Available options seem to be SUNWspci_13, SUNWspci2, SUNWspci3

Once you’ve untar’ed, run in the same folder:

pkgadd -d .

(not as I said before to cd into the untar’d folder). At this point you should be able to follow the rest of the steps in the previous post.

I’m reinstalling and setting up Solaris 10 on this box since I spent some time installing FreeBSD and then Solaris 8, and decided Solaris 10 was actually the better option, so I’m going that to that again (Solaris 8 I couldn’t get to install).

At some point I must have mounted a shared drive on my NAS to copy files to/from this box, so I’ll also take a look at getting that going again (I don’t think I took any notes), I could have used ftp. Will see what works.

TenFourFox FPR32 will be the last release (Firefox for G4 and G5 Power Macs)

Sad to read today that the upcoming FPR32 release of TenFourFox, a browser built to run on older PowerPC G4 and G5 Macs, will no longer be developed.

I run TenFourFox on both a Power Mac G4 Quicksilver 2002 and a Power Mac G5, and have enjoyed having this option of a current browser that still runs and is able to access most modern websites on these older machines. Given that TenFourFox is developed and maintained by a single developer for free, it’s really nothing but outstanding that we’ve been able to enjoy having the option of running a modern browser on these aging machines.