System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Add a Device Driver

This procedure assumes that the device has already been added to the system. If not, see "Adding a Peripheral Device to a System".

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Place the tape, diskette, or CD-ROM into the drive.

  3. Install the driver.

    # pkgadd -d device package-name

    -d device

    Identifies the device path name. 


    Identifies the package name that contains the device driver. 

  4. Verify that the package has been added correctly by using the pkgchk command. The system prompt returns with no response if the package is installed correctly.

    # pkgchk packagename

Example--Adding a Device Driver

The following example installs and verifies a package called XYZdrv.

# pkgadd XYZdrv
(licensing messages displayed)
Installing XYZ Company driver as <XYZdrv>
Installation of <XYZdrv> was successful.
# pkgchk XYZdrv