2009.06 won't connect to Internet

May 4, 2013 at 18:45:43
Specs: Linux i686, p4
I am NOT by any stretch of the imagination a technical professional

I have a disc of OpenSolaris 2009.06 (CD) but I can't get it to connect to the Internet

Do I need a B.S. CompSci or specific cert in order to be able to get this OS to connect to the Internet??

Am I in over my head still??

I only have an old A.A.S. EET (1987) that I never used
I was an Audio Engineering semi pro back in the 1980's
I know nothing about PC/commercial computers
and i don't remember anything from digital or microprocessors class or BASIC programming

I am trying to get out of doing any technical work at all so I can go make money instead so I can pay my bills (which are rather significant)

Is this a stable OS??
Is it still viable with the conversion to commercial proprietary??
Is the Open Source strain usable ??

I am on a toshiba satellite L455 LAPTOP (Cheap junk) p4 machine 32 bit running mint 11 right now because i messed up the HDD wiping the HDD with DBAN and couldn't get WIN7 to install

I am not succeeding in getting Win7Home to stabilize on this machine ever since i got it

someone seems to think I can keep old junk functional

I can't




i don't care

i am just not interested

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May 5, 2013 at 03:32:37
Your inability to connect to the internet is a driver issue.

Laptop drivers are custom made for the manufacturer to match the hardware, hence the correct drivers are available only from the laptop manufacturer's website.

If Toshiba don't support Solaris on that model you won't be able to get compatible drivers for it, and that's why the laptop's network adapters don't work.

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