SUMMARY: Need help with ethernet card

From: David H. Brierley (
Date: Tue Jul 15 1997 - 16:35:42 CDT

On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, David H. Brierley wrote:

> I am trying to install a second ethernet card on a Sparcstation-10
> running SunOS 4.1.4. The card was previously in use in a SS-5 with
> no problems. I'm not sure exactly what the Sun designation for the
> card is but it has an AUI connector and a BNC connector on the back.
> When I boot the machine it recognizes the card as "le1" but when I
> attempt to ifconfig it the system says "unsupported SBus card". Is
> there some trick to getting this card to work in a SS-10 or am I out
> of luck? I tried installing patch 102430-02 because it appeared to
> be the only 4.1.4 patch that related to the "le" interface, but all
> it did was change the format of the error message.

Well, nobody responded to my query but I did finally get an answer from
the folks at Sun Express. The ethernet card with the BNS connector on
it is not supported in the SS-10. Apparently it works in just about
every other model, just not the SS-10.

David H. Brierley
Raytheon Electronic Systems - Portsmouth RI Facility
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