Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration Guide

PC Card Adapters

Solaris Device Driver:


Bus Type:

PC Card 


Up to eight Type I, II, or III sockets 

Caution - Caution -

The Intergraph TD-30/TD-40 machine might lock up. To avoid this, ground yourself by touching some metal on the computer case while inserting and removing the PC Card devices. The prtconf command output might mistakenly indicate that the device is in two sockets. If inserting and removing the card is not detected and the machine hangs, reset the machine.

Preconfiguration Information

Configuration Procedure

Initial Installation and Configuration

  1. Consult the Configuration Assistant for address space, I/O space, and IRQs already used by system devices.

  2. Insert the PC Card adapter.

  3. Install the Solaris software.

  4. Reboot the system.

Adding PC Card Support to a Previously Installed System

  1. Become root.

  2. Do a reconfiguration reboot to reallocate resources:

    # touch /reconfigure
    # reboot
  3. Insert the PC Card adapter and turn on the machine.

  4. Boot the system so that the PC Card device driver begins running with the new resources allocated.

Allocating IRQs

  1. Boot with the Configuration Assistant so you can review the resource usage.

  2. Select View/Edit Devices from the Device Tasks menu, and review the list of devices to see how many IRQs are being used.

    There are 16 IRQs, from 0-15. Several IRQs are already assigned. For example, IRQ 3 is reserved for the second serial port, COM2, and IRQ 7 is reserved for the parallel port.

  3. If your system has a COM2 port or a parallel port that is not being used, delete the device to free the IRQ resource for a PC Card.

    1. Select the serial port device using IRQ 3 or the parallel port using IRQ 7, and choose Delete Device.

    2. Choose Continue to return to the Device Tasks menu.

    3. Save the configuration.

  4. Boot the Solaris software.