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Before installing the Oracle Solaris OS, you need to determine whether your system's devices are supported. Review the Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCL) at http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html. The HCL provide information about hardware that is certified or reported to work with the Oracle Solaris operating system.
You can, also, use the Oracle Device Detection Tool before or after an installation to determine whether a device driver is available. The Oracle Device Detection Tool reports whether the current release supports the devices that have been detected on your system. This tool runs on many different systems, including several different Solaris 10 releases, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. There is a link to the Oracle Device Detection Tool on the HCL (http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html).
For instructions on using the Oracle Device Detection Tool, see How to Use the Oracle Device Detection Tool.
Note - After an installation, you can use the Device Driver Utility to perform the similar tasks. For more information about the Device Driver Utility, see Appendix B, Using the Device Driver Utility.
Before or after you perform an installation, you can use the Oracle Device Detection Tool as follows to determine whether the current release includes drivers for all of the devices on your system.
The tool runs but it is not installed on your system.
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