The Oracle Device Driver Utility (DDU) reports whether the current release supports the devices that have been detected on your installed system.
The Device Driver Utility provides information about the devices on your installed system and the drivers that manage those devices. The DDU reports whether the currently booted operating system has drivers for all of the devices that are detected in your system. If a device does not have a driver attached, the Device Driver Utility recommends a driver package to install.
You can also use the Device Driver Utility to submit your system information to the HCL at https://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html. Your system and its components are then listed on the HCL as "Reported to Work".
This section describes the following tasks:
The Device Driver Utility runs automatically when you boot an installed system. You can also manually start the Device Driver Utility after you have installed the Oracle Solaris OS. You must have the proper authorizations and credentials to use the utility.
If Oracle Solaris is already installed, use one of the following methods depending on whether the solaris-desktop package is installed.
GNOME desktop is installed:
Type the following command:
GNOME desktop is not installed.
From a terminal window, type:
Without the GNOME desktop, the utility window appears differently.
If Oracle Solaris is not yet installed, then boot the system. From the boot menu, choose Install Additional Drivers.
The Device Driver Utility scans your system and then displays a list of the devices that are detected. For each device that is detected, the list displays information such as the manufacturer, the model, and the name of the driver that is currently managing the device.
If the utility detects a device that does not have a driver attached, that device is selected on the device list. You can display more information about the device and install the missing driver.