Basic hardware configuration

Installing and configuring UDI drivers

To install and configure a binary UDI driver on an SCO OpenServer system:

  1. As root, add the UDI package to your system.

    If the UDI package is provided in a tar archive, or a custom or pkgadd package, use the corresponding tools to install the UDI package on the system.

  2. Run the udisetup(ADM) command to install and configure the UDI driver into the kernel. The current working directory is searched and driver files are extracted from all .udi and .UDI package files that are found. The udisetup utility then installs the drivers in environment-specific locations and prepares the drivers for use on the system.

  3. Configure the corresponding device using the standard system utilities. For example, to configure a Host Bus Adapter (HBA) to use a UDI HBA driver, you must run the mkdev hd utility.

    If you are configuring a network adapter, see ``Configuring UDI network devices''.

Configuring UDI network devices

Under normal circumstances, network devices are configured with corresponding drivers using the Network Configuration Manager. If a UDI driver is installed on the system and there is no native driver (MDI) installed for the target driver, the Network Configuration Manager will correctly detect and configure the new UDI driver.

However, if a UDI network driver is installed to support a network device for which a native driver is already installed, the Network Configuration Manager might fail to detect the UDI driver.

If you have native and UDI drivers for the same network device on your system, there are two ways to get the UDI driver to work.

NOTE: Both of the approaches described here assume that no network devices are currently configured, and that both native and UDI drivers are installed.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003