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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: May 2019

How to Install Missing Drivers

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.

  1. In the Device Driver Utility list, right-click the device name, then choose Show Details from the pop–up menu.

    The Device and Driver Details window is displayed. It shows the device name, vendor name, node name, driver name, and other detailed information about the device.

  2. To display more details about a missing driver, click the Info link for the selected device.

      If no driver is currently managing the device, the Driver column of the device list displays a status for the driver of that device. The missing driver is shown as belonging to one of the following categories:

    • IPS – One of your configured IPS package repositories.

    • SVR4 – A System V Revision 4 (SVR4) package.

    • DU – A DU package.

    • UNK – The Device Driver Utility cannot locate an Oracle Solaris driver for this device.

    Tip  - For additional information, click the Help button.
  3. Install the missing driver.
    • For an IPS driver:
      1. Click the Info link in the corresponding row of the table to display information about the IPS package that contains the driver for the device.

        The text field for the Package radio button is populated with the relevant package information. The correct publisher is specified.

      2. Click the Install button to install the package.
        • If the Info link lists an IPS package from a publisher that is not configured:
          1. Select Add Repository from the Repositories menu.

            The Repositories manager window is displayed.

          2. Add the name and URI of the new repository, then click Add.
        • If the Package field is not populated, type the name of the IPS package from the Info link, then click Install.
    • For an SVR4 or DU driver:
      • If a URL for the package is provided, type the URL in the File/URL field, then click Install.
      • If you have a copy of the package on your system, click the Browse button and select the package, then click Install.
    • If the driver status is displayed as UNK:
      1. Select the name of the device that you want this driver to manage.
      2. Type the relevant package information in either the Package field or the File/URL field, then click Install.
      3. (Optional)To share information about a driver that works for the device, click the Submit button.

Next Steps

When you are working in the Device Driver Utility, you can share information with other users about any driver that you've found that works for a particular device. See How to List Your System in the HCL.