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Maintenance Commands                                devconfig(1M)


devconfig - configure device attributes




devconfig is an interactive editor for device driver hardware configuration files and the OpenWindows configura- tion file. Devices that are not self-identifying require that correct information be supplied in the hardware configuration file in order for the device to be recognized. Devconfig is designed to ease the task of maintaining correct device information in the configuration files. Prototype configuration information files stored in /usr/lib/devconfig are used to check user input to ensure that the values provided for each attribute are of the correct type and fall within legal bounds. See device.cfinfo(4) for a description of the format of confi- guration information files. The location for the cfinfo files can be set by the DEVCONFIGHOME environment vari- able. After making changes to a hardware configuration file that has a driver associated with it, an attempt is made to reload the driver to verify the attributes. Some drivers may not be unloadable. In this case, a system reboot must be initiated before the new attributes can take effect. If necessary, devconfig also updates the OpenWindows configura- tion file, OWconfig (see the OpenWindows Desktop Reference Manual devconfig makes a backup copy of a modified file in a .bak file. In addition, the first version of OWconfig is saved in This is because the original version of OWconfig contains helpful prototype information that may be referred to in case OWconfig needs to be edited manually. If the default location for configuration files is not writ- able (as is the case during installation) devconfig writes the updated files in the same location relative to the directory /tmp/root. No attempt is made to reload the driver in this case. devconfig is controlled by a simple menu system. The Up/Down arrow keys move the cursor to different items in a menu. The Left/Right arrow keys move the cursor to different items in a field. The Enter key selects an item. (Note that the Enter key may be labeled Return on some keyboards.) See the online help for more guidance. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 19 Oct 1993 1 Maintenance Commands devconfig(1M) Operation devconfig first displays a list of configured devices in the system. Selecting a configured device allows you to view its attributes or unconfigure it. Self-identifying devices can not be unconfigured by devconfig. When you add a new device, devconfig displays the supported device categories. After choosing a device category, devconfig displays the devices supported in that category. Self-identifying devices cannot be added with devconfig and they are not displayed in the list of the devices. After you have selected the device to be added, devconfig displays the list of the device attributes. Once you have chosen the proper values for the attributes and applied them by using the Apply button, the device is added to the list of configured devices. You may cancel an operation by using the Cancel button.


/kernel/drv/*.conf hardware configuration files /usr/lib/devconfig/*.cfinfo configuration information files /usr/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig network OpenWindows configuration file /etc/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig local OpenWindows configuration file


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Architecture | IA | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWo86u | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


drvconfig(1M), prtconf(1M), device.cfinfo(4), attributes(5) OpenWindows Desktop Reference Manual SunOS 5.8 Last change: 19 Oct 1993 2