Hardware configuration overview

Using configuration interfaces

UnixWare 7 provides SCOadmin managers to configure and manage a broad range of hardware devices, as well as for other administrative tasks. These management interfaces allow you to display and modify configuration parameters for specific device types. They are particularly useful in displaying ranges of values appropriate to that device.

One of the SCOadmin managers is the Device Configuration Utility (DCU). The DCU allows you to display and modify device-specific configuration parameters for many devices that are stored in the in-core Resource Manager database. The DCU is particularly useful for detecting and resolving conflicts between configured devices, determining free parameter values when adding ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) hardware that is not auto-detected or auto-configured, and configuring ISA device controllers.

NOTE: We recommend that you use the appropriate SCOadmin manager for device-specific configuration and modifications. The DCU is best used for system monitoring, troubleshooting, and special configuration scenarios. It cannot be used successfully with all devices; see the device-specific SCOadmin manager documentation appropriate to your system for more information.

The Resource Manager database can also be displayed and modified with the resmgr(1M) command line utility. However, directly editing Resource Manager entries requires particular caution to avoid disabling your system, and we recommend the device-specific SCOadmin managers or the DCU because of their safeguards and error-checking.

For differences between UnixWare 7 configuration interfaces and those provided with SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare 1 and 2, see ``SCOadmin managers''.

To install and configure device drivers on UnixWare 7 systems:

  1. If required, configure the hardware. This may entail:

  2. Physically install the hardware device in your system.

  3. Install the device driver software package if it is not already on your system.

  4. Run the appropriate SCOadmin manager to configure the driver. Some devices require you to rebuild your kernel after configuring new drivers.

Use device-specific SCOadmin managers or the DCU to install and configure these devices:

Use the Audio Configuration Manager to add and configure sound cards. You can play and record audio files with the scosound(X1) utility.

For more information, see ``Configuring audio adapters''.

Use the Printer Setup Manager to:

For more information, see ``Managing the print service''.

Use ``The Network Configuration Manager interface'' to configure LAN network adapter drivers, and LAN and WAN protocols.

For more information, see ``Configuring LAN connections'' and ``Configuring WAN connections''.

Use ``The Video Configuration Manager interface'' to:

For more information, see ``Configuring video adapters''.

Use the Modem Configuration Manager to:

NOTE: PC Card (PCMCIA) modems are configured using the Device Configuration Utility (DCU).

While ISDN modems are configured with the Modem Configuration Manager, ISDN bus adapters are configured with the Network Configuration Manager.

For more information, see ``Adding and configuring modems''.

Serial lines
Use the Serial Manager to configure individual serial ports on COM1: through COM4:.

For more information, see ``Configuring serial ports''.

Mass storage
Use the Device Configuration Utility (DCU) to add support for tape, CD-ROM, and hard disk drives which were not auto-detected during the installation process. For more information, see ``Mass storage devices overview''.

Plug and Play
Use the PnP Configuration Manager to enable Plug and Play devices that are not recognized by other managers; for example:

For more information, see ``Configuring Plug and Play devices''.

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004