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Managing Device Drivers on Your System

Use the Device Driver Utility to identify a known Sun or third-party driver for a device that you need on your system. Open the utility by selecting the Device Driver Utility on the OpenSolaris desktop for either the Live CD or an installed system.

Use the Device Driver Utility to perform the following functions:

  • Get information about devices installed on your native system, and check whether their corresponding device drivers exist.

  • Search the IPS repositories for your system devices that do not have corresponding drivers attached.

  • Download and install device drivers from the IPS repositories for devices on your system.

  • Get the details of the third-party drivers that exist for your system devices, and install them manually from the corresponding third-party web site.

  • Submit system configurations to the OpenSolaris Operating System Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).

Note - You must have an Internet connection to use all the functionality of the Device Driver Utility.

For more information, see the online help in the utility tool menu. If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected].

For additional driver resources, see Finding Missing Device Drivers.

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